Suggested Program Plan (Thesis Option)

We suggest that all students in the Master of Public Health Program with Specialization in Epidemiology program (thesis option) complete the following. The plan described below may not necessarily be offered in this order.

• Standard Full-time students must complete all requirements within 6 terms (2 years)
• Flexible Full-time students must complete all requirements within 12 terms (4 years)

Note: For detailed information about each course, see our University Calendar





Year 1

HESC 5010: Foundations of Public & Population Health

HESC 5013: Social and Ecological Determinants of Health

HESC 5070: Epidemiology I


HESC 5030: Introduction to Biostatistics

HESC 5213: Environmental and Occupational Public Health

HESC 5270: Epidemiology II

Develop and defend thesis proposal

Year 2

HESC 5210: Health Promotion & Illness Prevention

HESC 5510: Program Planning and Evaluation

HESC 5751: Data Management and Analysis

HESC 5805: Practicum and Report

Complete thesis work


Defend thesis