Developing Knowledge for Health-Related Research
The Penn State Master of Science in Public Health Sciences is a 30-credit degree program that provides the knowledge and insight required for careers in health-related research.
Students learn population-based methods for planning, executing, analyzing and disseminating research results.
The program emphasizes hands-on applications of methods in the real world. Courses usually fall into three disciplines: biostatistics, epidemiology, and health services research.
About the Program
Students in the Master of Science in Public Health Sciences Program complete a series of core courses and electives, as well as a thesis research project.
Curriculum topics include:
- Scientific Communication
- Health Services Research
- Health Economics
- Research Ethics
- Decision Analysis
- Clinical Trials
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- Cognitive Skills Program
- Disability Services
- Harrell Health Sciences Library
- Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Office for a Respectful Learning Environment
- Simulation Center
- Student Health
- Student Mental Health and Counseling
Penn State College of Medicine offers housing in its University Manor East or University Manor West apartments to full-time students, residents, postdoctoral scholars and visiting scholars.
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