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Master of Science (MS)

Program Director - Ella Haddad

Units Cost per Unit LLU Quarterly Fee Average Completion Time
48 $880 $798

1.5-2 years
(4-6 quarters)

2015-2016 MS Nutrition Catalog
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MS Nutrition

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree Nutrition Program is suitable for persons planning to pursue a doctoral degree in nutrition or other related areas and for persons preparing to teach at the secondary or university level. The program provides background experience for those interested in research careers in academic or industry settings and provides advanced training in basic nutrition for physicians and other health professionals.

A minimum of 48 units are required for the M.S. degree. Two options, a thesis (research track) and a nonthesis (course work track), are available. For the research track, the student fulfills the core requirements and implements and completes a research project that culminates in either a publishable manuscript or a thesis. For the course work track, the student fulfills total unit requirements by completing courses in nutrition and by participating in an ongoing research project. A written comprehensive examination is required for both options.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the MS in Nutrition, you will be able to:
• Understand physiological and biochemical mechanisms influencing human systems and how food and nutrients impact function.
• Understand the role of vegetarian dietary practices in human health, the environment, and ecology.
• Demonstrate the ability to conduct and publish applied research in nutrition.

This program is not currently accepting new applications.

Program Director - Khaled Bahjri

Units Cost per Unit LLU Quarterly Fee Average Completion Time
51 $880 $798

1.5-2 years
(6 quarters)

2015-2016 MS Biostatistics Catalog

MS in Biostatistics

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in biostatistics is a two-year curriculum that emphasizes statistical methods, data analysis and computing; as well as some epidemiology methods. It is intended for health professionals and for other professionals who want to add biostatistics to their competencies.

Another target group consists of persons with a quantitative background (engineering, mathematics, physics) who want to become statisticians. The M.S. degree in biostatistics also prepares students to pursue Ph.D. degrees in biostatistics and epidemiology.

The degree trains persons for collaborative research endeavors across disciplines (health-care industry, insurance, and most other disciplines in which research and statistics are an integral part of the collaboration). A publishable format thesis is required. Students work with faculty as research associates during their training.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the MS in Biostatistics, the graduate will be able to:
• Apply appropriate statistical theory and methods to the solution of applied statistical problems. • Design and implement a research study, including formulating research questions, appropriate study designs, sample size, sampling scheme, data-collection methods, and analyses.

• Critically review literature relevant to statistical methods and interpretation of statistical findings, and identify strengths and weaknesses of design.

• Serve as statistical consultant and collaborator with health professionals on research projects, communicate the results of analyses, and write the statistical methods and results sections of a research paper.

• Select appropriate statistical methods to analyze data and establish and manage databases using current computer software (e.g., SAS, R, SPLUS, and SPSS).