MS in Epidemiology

The Master of Science in Epidemiology is an 100% online 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 curriculum, which is 31 hours of coursework, 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. There is not a thesis requirement.

Students enrolled full-time can complete the program in 4 semesters. Students may also attend part-time. Students can start the program in fall, spring, or summer. 

The curriculum consists of the following 10 courses:

  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Statistical Foundations for Epidemiology
  • Theoretical Foundations of Epidemiology
  • Survey Research Methods
  • Biology of Disease in Populations
  • Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
  • Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
  • Computational Epidemiology with SAS
  • Computational Epidemiology with R
  • Study Coordination Skills for Epidemiologic Research

For more information, please contact the program director, Dr. Kira Taylor, at

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