The MDSH program caters to working professionals by providing a convenient schedule of classes. Through this highly cost-effective program, students are able to maintain their full-time working schedule and professional income. Combining in-class sessions and distance learning education, the 20-month program is intended to be fast-paced and demanding. The goal is to create a student-centered and supportive environment that produces unlimited opportunities for career success.
Two-Year Program Schedule
MDSH students typically take 2 courses per quarter and complete the program in 6 academic quarters (20 months).
|Year||Fall Quarter||Winter Quarter||Spring Quarter|
|1||BIOSTAT 203A Data Management and Statistical Computing||BIOSTAT 203B Data Science in R||BIOSTAT 203C Data Science in Python|
|BIOSTAT 100A Biostatistics||BIOSTAT 212A Statistical Learning||BIOSTAT 212B Statistical Learning|
|2||PUBHLT C201 Public Health||Elective 2||Elective 4|
|Elective 1||Elective 3||BIOSTAT 401 Capstone|
In each academic quarter with two courses, MDSH students take in-person classes on UCLA campus for three weekends and two online, synchronous sessions per week for eight weeks.
|Week||Tuesday (online)||Thursday (online)||Saturday||(in-person)||Sunday||(in-person)|
|Evening (5p-7p PT)||Evening (5p-7p PT)||Morning (8a-12p PT)||Afternoon (1p-5p PT)||Morning (8a-12p PT)||Afternoon (1p-5p PT)|
|2||Course 1||Course 2||Course 1||Course 2|
|3||Course 1||Course 2|
|4||Course 1||Course 2|
|5||Course 1||Course 2|
|6||Course 1||Course 2||Course 1||Course 2||Course 1||Course 2|
|7||Course 1||Course 2|
|8||Course 1||Course 2|
|9||Course 1||Course 2|
|10||Course 1||Course 2||Course 1||Course 2||Course 1||Course 2|