MSGE Required Courses

The courses listed below are required for a Master of Science in Genetic Epidemiology.

Genetic Epidemiology & Statistical Genetics

Course Course name / Link to catalog description Credits
PHG 511 Genetic Epidemiology Prerequisites: GENOME 371 or equivalent; AND EPI 512 or equivalent; AND BIOST 517 or equivalent 3
PHG 519 Statistical Methods in Genetic Epidemiology or BIOST 551 3
STAT 550 Statistical Genetics I 3
EPI 573 Methods and Issues in Using Biological Measurements in Epidemiologic Research 3
PHG 512 Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues in Public Health Genetics 3

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Course Course name / Link to catalog description Credits
EPI 512 Epidemiologic Methods I Prerequisite: prior or concurrent enrollment in BIOST 517 or equivalent 4
EPI 513 Epidemiologic Methods II Prerequisites: EPI 512 4

Biostatistics Sequence

Course Course name / Link to catalog description Credits
BIOST 517 Applied Biostatistics I 4
BIOST 518 Applied Biostatistics II Prerequisite: BIOST 517, or permission of the instructor 4

Other Required Courses

Course Course name / Link to catalog description Credits
PHG 536 Bioinformatics and Gene Sequence Analysis Prerequisite: Background in molecular biology and permission of instructor 3
GENOME 552 Technologies for Genomic Analyses Prerequisite: EPI 512 1.5
Electives See approved elective list 11
PHG 580 PHG Seminar (minmum 6 quarters) 6
PHG 700 Master's Thesis (minimum 9 credits required for degree).
More information about the thesis requirements.
9+

Elective Courses

MSGE students must take at least two elective courses and at least six quarters of PHG 580 (Seminar). MSGE students may choose from a variety of offerings in biotechnology, genomics, socio-cultural and legal perspectives on genetics, and biostatistics.