Master of Science in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences – Epidemiology Concentration

Dartmouth’s Master of Science in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS) degree with a concentration in Epidemiology examines the advanced, data-intensive study of the distribution and determinants of human disease. Students focus on identifying prevention and treatment methods for diseases that affect communities and the greater national population through the collection and analysis of biomedical data.

A master’s degree in Epidemiology is increasingly becoming the gold standard to become an epidemiologist across a wide range of industries. At Dartmouth, graduates receive interdisciplinary training for rewarding careers in biomedical research, government agencies, private industries, and nonprofit health organizations.

Epidemiology Track Overview


Core Courses Elective Courses Degree Requirements Degree Timeline

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Core Coursework

The core courses within this QBS concentration encompass 13.5 required units in fundamental topics of epidemiology, including applied epidemiological methods, programming for data scientists, biostatistics: statistical theory and modeling, and molecular biological markers in human health studies.

The QBS degree culminates with a master’s capstone, which aims to enable students to refine their skill set in a research or applied project conducted through individual work, collaboration with a Dartmouth investigator, or an external internship. The capstone experience challenges students to display their communication, leadership, critical-thinking, and presentation skills as well as their ability to collaborate and inform peers working outside of an epidemiological function.

Dive deeper into the required core courses and capstone experience for the QBS Epidemiology concentration.

Elective Courses

Students can specialize their degree by choosing from more than two dozen electives, including biomedical informatics, advanced multivariate data analysis, data wrangling, cancer biology, environmental health science and policy, and health communications.

Epidemiology Concentration Requirements

Dartmouth’s QBS master’s degree in Epidemiology provides training in epidemiologic methods, biostatistics, bioinformatics, data analysis, and translational research. Explore the full course requirement for successful completion of the Epidemiology master’s degree concentration.

QBS Degree Structure and Timeline

The Quantitative Biomedical Sciences degree is a full-time program that is completed within 15 months on Dartmouth’s campus, fostering a strong sense of community, collaboration, and support among the cohorts. Review the Epidemiology degree timeline for a greater understanding of course sequencing and pacing.

Be at the Forefront of Public Health and Disease Control

The Master of Science in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences degree with a concentration in Epidemiology at Dartmouth produces leaders who are translating theory and research into actionable results that address the greatest challenges in public health and disease prevention.

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