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Master of Science in Epidemiology: This is an 100% online master's program designed as a terminal degree to prepare students for a career as an epidemiologist and/or for the PhD program in Public Health Sciences with a specialization in epidemiology. The MS 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. Learn more

MPH concentration in Epidemiology: Students who choose a 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 to learn more about the course requirements for this concentration or about the MPH Program.

PhD in Public Health Sciences in Epidemiology: This doctoral program 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 the PhD in Epidemiology curriculum.

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