Track II: Preventative Medicine and Epidemiology

(Available via Distance Education or On-Campus)

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Program Description: 

Our Preventive Medicine/Epidemiology track is designed for students who desire to work in the prevention and response to events that may or may not be based on trauma. This may include outbreaks of infectious diseases, mass complex emergencies, such as earthquakes or hurricanes that require a response to diseases as well as injuries in an environment in which access to healthcare has suddenly become limited. Students find that mixing strategies for emergency management and public health gives them a wide range of potential career pathways.

Required Core Courses are offered every year. Most other EHS courses are offered on a rotating 2-year cycle. Please see EHS Graduate Courses for scheduled course offerings.

Core Courses (6 credits required)

  • EHS 630: Issues Analysis and Proposal Writing (3)
  • EHS 640: Introduction to High-Performance EHS (3)

Methods Requirement (6 credits required)

  • MHS 630 (SP only): Essentials for Chronic and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Perspective (UMB) (3)
  • MHS 615 (FA only): Biostatistics for the Health Professional (UMB) (3)

*Equivalent graduate level courses available at other USM institutions through inter-institutional enrollment

Electives (18 total credits required)

Non-Thesis Option:
(15 Elective credits, at least one from each group, and 3 Special Studies credits)
Thesis Option:
(12 Elective credits, at least one from each group, and 6 Special Studies credits)

GROUP I Electives:Choose at least one of the following
  • EHS 632: Disaster Health Services (3)
  • CIPP 960: Critical Issues in Global Women’s & Childrens Health (UMB) (3)
  • MHS 605: Perspectives on Global Health (UMB) (3)
  • MHS 610: National/Int’l Approaches to Healthcare Delivery (UMB) (3)
  • MHS 631: Global Non-Communicable (NCD) Epidemiology (UMB) (3)
  • MHS 639:Health Responses to Mass Violence and Disaster (UMB) (3)
  • PUBL 600: Research Methodology (3)
  • PUBL 604: Statistical Analysis (3)
  • SOCY 620: Social Epidemiology (3)
GROUP II Electives:Choose at least one of the following
  • EHS 609: Guided Introduction to EMS Research (3)
  • EHS 633: Refugee Health Services (3)
  • EHS 634: Disaster Mitigation (3)
  • EHS 636: Disaster Response (3)
  • EHS 637: Disaster Recovery (3)
  • EHS 638: Disaster Preparedness (3)
  • EHS 639: Catastrophic Preparation and Response (3)
  • EHS 720: Emergency Health Services Quality Management (3)
  • PUBL 601: Political and Social Context of Policy (3)
  • PUBL 603: Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis (3)
  • PUBL 652: Politics of Health (3)
  • SOCY 655: Disability and Rehabilitation (3)
GROUP III Special Studies:  Choose one of the following
  • EHS 790: Capstone Research Project (topical) (3)
  • EHS 799: Master’s Thesis Research (6)

Total Required Credits: 30

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For Degree requirements for students enrolled prior to 2016, please contact Renee Decker

UMB Global Studies certificate courses may be taken through UMBC inter-institutional enrollment, but students wishing to graduate with the certificate separately must apply to the UMB Global Certificate program.  Speak to an advisor for more information.