Curriculum and Subplan Requirements

The M.S.’s core curriculum consists of 5 main areas:

  • CHPR Foundation Core
  • Biostatistics & Research Methods Courses
  • Electives
  • Curricular Practical Training Internship
  • Master’s Thesis

Community Health and Prevention Research Curriculum (Minimum 45 units)

To complete the M.S. in CHPR, students must take a minimum of 45 total (eligible) units. Of these 45 units, students must take a minimum of 30 CHPR units.  CHPR units can only come from courses with a CHPR subject code. To count towards the 45 units, all courses must be taken for a letter grade if that is a grading option.

Coterms: Only CHPR subject code courses and courses on the biostats and research methods list and pre-approved electives list are eligible for course transfer, and must have been taken within the three-quarters back period. 

Subplan in Contemplation by Design: Applied Contemplative Science

The optional subplan in Contemplation by Design: Applied Contemplative Science offers the opportunity to develop deep knowledge of contemplative science as well as skills for applying it in community health and prevention programs and research projects. The subplan requires 12 units of coursework that count towards the 45 unit minimum for the CHPR MS, and a notation appears on the transcript.

Current CHPR MS students may declare the subplan by submitting the eform "Field of Study (Subplan) Declaration or Change for Graduate Students" in Axess. For help navigating eforms in Axess, see the Student Services Eform Help page.