The MS in Population Health Science is a distance education program offered by the John D. Bower School of Population Health, University of Mississippi Medical Center. The program will be completed entirely online using UMMC’s electronic student learning platform. The program is designed to educate students to examine health determinants and outcomes using a population health framework and to develop policies and interventions to improve health outcomes, reduce disparities, and improve the health care system. The program will culminate in an original thesis demonstrating mastery of competencies for the program.
Students must complete a minimum of 43 credit hours to graduate from the program. All students must complete a directed research course. Students interested in a thesis-option must seek approval from an advisory committee, the Program Director and the Departmental Chair. In addition, students eligible for the thesis-option must successfully complete PHS 744 (Bioethics and Society), and propose and defend their thesis topic, in a public forum. The candidate’s advisory committee will oversee the thesis process. Further details about the thesis are provided on the SOPH Dissertation and Thesis website.