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Master of Science degree

The Master of Science (MS) is offered by the departments of Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Social Medicine, and Population and Family Health.

While the MS curriculum focuses on specialist knowledge, the Mailman School's focus on interdisciplinary education ensures that students also receive a broad perspective on public health that enables successful careers. Typical applicants are people with a scientific background and / or experience in the health, medical or scientific fields.


The Institute for Biostatistics offers five MS programs:

  • Clinical research methods

  • Pharmaceutical Statistics

  • Statistical Genetics

  • Theory and methods

  • Patient-oriented research

  • Public Health Data Science

Environmental health sciences

EHS students can choose a major in environmental toxicology to prepare for challenging and fulfilling science-oriented careers in government, nonprofits, pharmacy, and academia. In addition to completing their studies in just 12 months, students gain valuable practical experience and write a master’s research thesis.

  • toxicology


Epidemiology MS students choose one of two program options that differ only in their timeframe and schedule. The new online MS program is aimed at professionals and meets on one long weekend each month for 22 months.

  • MS in epidemiology

  • Online MS in Epidemiology

Population & Family Health

MS students who have embarked on their careers will deepen their knowledge in a focus area of ​​population and family health, such as maternal, child, adolescent and family health; Sexuality, sexual and reproductive health; and public health and humanitarian aid.

This program is designed to be completed in either 9 months over an academic year or part-time over 2-3 years which cannot exceed 5 years.

For more information, see the Population and Family Health program page.

Social Medicine Sciences

MS students in social sciences focus on public health history and ethics. Visit the program page for more information.

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