MS Epidemiology Degree Requirements

The QBS Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology provides training in epidemiologic methods, biostatistics, bioinformatics, data analysis and translational research. Graduates will have competencies in the theory and application of epidemiologic methods to complex problems in population health. Epidemiology students will receive interdisciplinary training for careers in biomedical research, government agencies, private industries, and nonprofit health organizations. Students complete 9 required courses, including a capstone, in which students will develop and complete a research project with a faculty advisor or engage in a supervised internship. In addition, up to 9 elective courses are required during the 5 quarters in residence. Satisfactory completion of the following courses is required for degree completion:

  1. Foundations of Epidemiology I & II (QBS 130 & QBS 131)
  2. Applied Epidemiological Methods I & II (QBS 136 & QBS 137)
  3. Clinical Epidemiology (QBS 133)
  4. Molecular Biologic Markers in Human Health & Disease (QBS 132) OR Topics in Epidemiology (QBS 134)
  5. Foundations of Bioinformatics I (QBS 146)
  6. Foundations of Biostatistics I (QBS 120) or Biostatistics (PEMM 103)
  7. Foundations of Biostatistics II (QBS 121)
  8. Capstone (QBS 184) & (QBS 184.5 - F/W/Sp)
  9. Satisfactory completion of up to 9 approved graduate level elective courses (At least 3 from Tier 1 / Remainder from Tier 2)
  10. Completion of mandatory first year ethics course required of all first year graduate students

*4+1 Students must satisfy the degree requirements listed above but must complete 3 relevant graduate level courses during their Dartmouth undergrad training. GRE submission requirements are waived.

For details of program rules and regulations please see:   MS_Handbook 2018/20119