MS Non-Thesis Requirements

Students must take required and elective courses to total 36 credits. Courses will be selected in consultation with the major professor and approved by the POS committee. Students are encouraged to consider earning a minor within their area of interest (see the Graduate College Handbook for details).

Core courses (select all)

Course

Description

Credits

Semester

VDPAM 528 ON

Principles of Epidemiology and Population Health

3 cr

S

STAT 587 ON*

Statistical Methods for Research Workers

4 cr

F, S, SS

VDPAM 599 ON

Creative Component

Variable

F, S, SS

VDPAM 590 ON

Special Topics

3 cr

F, S, SS

Required advanced applied statistics courses (select at least 2 of 6 for non-thesis MS)

Course

Semester

Credits

Semester

VDPAM 527 ON

Applied Statistical Methods in Population Studies

3 cr

Alt. F, Odd

STAT 565

Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

3 cr

Alt. F, Even

STAT 571

Introduction to Experimental Design

3 cr

S, F

STAT 572 ON

Introduction to Time Series

3 cr

S

STAT 574

Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis

3 cr

S

STAT 575

Introduction to Multivariate Data Analysis

3 cr

F

Required applied VDPAM courses (select at least 2 of 4)

Course

Description

Credits

Semester

VDPAM 560X ON

Ecology of Infectious Disease

3 cr

Alt. S, Odd

VDPAM 650 or VDPAM 562X

Swine Diagnostic Medicine or Applied Diagnostic Technologies, respectively

4 cr and 3 cr

F; Alt. F, Even, respectively

VDPAM 564X ON

Animal Welfare Science and Research

3 cr

Alt. S, Even

VDPAM 529 ON

Epidemiological Methods in Population Research

3 cr

Alt. F, Even

ON = available online. ON* = STAT 587 available online typically only in Summer. S = Spring, SS = Summer, F = Fall.  Odd = offered in odd numbered years. Even = offered in even numbered years.