Students spend the first year taking courses to build the foundation of their knowledge, and then apply that knowledge with community-based learning experiences in the second year.
The 48-credit MSCM program prepares students as skilled community medicine practitioners to work in the safety net community clinics, federally qualified health centers, public health departments, healthcare systems, non-governmental organizations, and industries that serve those communities.
All courses are taught online, asynchronously, with real-world, community-based experiences occurring in the student’s geographical location.
Students take courses to build their knowledge foundation and complete a capstone learning experience in the first year. Relevant electives will be offered based on whether the student wants to pursue employment following graduation or continue onto medical school/health provider programs. Students complete two foundational courses in the second year and apply their mastered knowledge to real-life experiences with a second capstone project.
Subtotal Credits: 48.0
All students must complete the Core courses for the MS in Community Medicine.
Subtotal Credits: 24.0
Students must declare one of two tracks: Medical Sciences (MS) or Community Health Interventions (CHI). Students must complete 6.0 credits of Track courses within their first year.
Medical Sciences Track
Community Health Interventions Track
Subtotal Credits: 6.0
Students must complete 18.0 credits of Community Engagement Capstone courses. The Community Engagement Capstone courses consist of 6.0 credits of Materials and Methods for Community Engagement Capstone courses and 12.0 credits of a Community Engagement Capstone Project. Students must dedicate at least 10 hours per week to the Community Engagement Capstone Project in Year 2.
Subtotal Credits: 18.0
Note: In order to enroll into the MSCM 5998 Year 2 Community Engagement Capstone Project, the MSCM Program Director must approve the Community Engagement Capstone Proposal due on May 1 of the Year 1 as part of the MSCM 5499 Advanced Materials and Methods for Community Engagement Capstone course.
You're Invited to Join KGI for our In-Person Visit Day! April 5 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PST. REGISTER TODAY.