Academics

Click here to download the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health Student Handbook.

The Master of Science in Epidemiology provides intensive education and training in the concepts and methods of epidemiology and biostatistics for those interested in careers in research on the determinants of health and disease in populations. The program differs from the MPH in the level of depth and rigorous focus on skills needed for epidemiologic research. It is targeted at health professionals seeking more intensive training in research and provides a pathway to the doctoral degree in epidemiology. The program will be offered online staring in fall 2020.Click here to view a PDF of the curriculum.

Masters of Public Health (MPH) students who choose a second-year concentration in epidemiology receive advanced training in the theory and methods of epidemiology, with an emphasis on descriptive epidemiology, field methods (e.g. the investigation of disease outbreaks), disease surveillance and the use of various public health databases.  This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in epidemiologic practice in local, state and federal health agencies. Click here to learn more about the MPH Program.

The PhD in Public Health Sciences in Epidemiology provides advanced training in specialized methods and professional skills in grant and manuscript writing and oral presentation. PhD students are required to select a specialized area of emphasis, which may be disease-based (e.g. infectious disease or cancer) or methods-based (e.g. nutrition or genetics), and take coursework in a minor area of interest (e.g. biostatistics, environmental health behavior, health systems or bioterrorism). Click here to view a PDF of the curriculum.

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