Master of Public Health in the Field of Epidemiology
Program Co-Directors M. Magnus, H. Young
The mission of the master of public health in the field of epidemiology degree program is to help students develop the necessary methodological and quantitative skills to work successfully in the field. While nurturing students’ capacity to think critically and creatively, students are encouraged to deepen their commitment to improving the public’s health and to engaging in and promoting public service qualities essential for future epidemiologists and public health practitioners.
The goals of the program are to ensure that graduates:
- Understand and adhere to high scientific standards for research;
- Understand and follow guidelines for ethical treatment of research participants;
- Can communicate research findings to a lay audience; and
- Respect cultural diversity throughout all of the above.
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 15 credits in core courses, 12 credits in program-specific courses, 4 credits in epidemiology foundational courses, 4 credits in epidemiology-biostatistics electives, 6 credits in SPH course electives, 2 credits in a practicum, and 2 credits in a culminating experience.
|PUBH 6001||Biological Concepts in Public Health|
|PUBH 6002||Biostatistical Applications for Public Health|
|PUBH 6003||Principles and Practices of Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6004||Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World|
|PUBH 6006||Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health|
|PUBH 6007||Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health|
|PUBH 6247||Design of Health Studies|
|PUBH 6249||Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis|
|PUBH 6252||Advanced Epidemiology Methods|
|PUBH 6260||Advanced Data Analysis for Public Health|
|Program-specific epidemiology foundational|
|At least two of the following courses (4 credits):|
|PUBH 6237||Chronic Disease Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6241||Nutritional Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6242||Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health: Reading the Research|
|PUBH 6244||Cancer Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6245||Infectious Disease Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6248||Epidemiology of Aging|
|PUBH 6250||Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS|
|PUBH 6259||Epidemiology Surveillance in Public Health|
|4 elective credits from Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics course offerings or other specified courses. A sample list of courses that could fulfill this requirement are shown below. Additional courses may be announced.|
|PUBH 6235||Epidemiology of Obesity|
|PUBH 6236||Systematic Review of Public Health Literature|
|PUBH 6238||Molecular Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6239||Epidemiology of Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases|
|PUBH 6240||Pediatric HIV/AIDS|
|PUBH 6243||Topics in Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health: Reading the Research|
|PUBH 6253||Issues in HIV Care and Treatment|
|PUBH 6255||Organizational Responses to the Local, National, and Global HIV/AIDS Epidemics|
|PUBH 6258||Advanced Topics in Biostatistical Consulting (Instructor’s Approval Required)|
|PUBH 6262||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
|PUBH 6263||Advanced GIS|
|PUBH 6267||Time Series Applications in Public Health|
|PUBH 6268||Advanced SAS|
|PUBH 6269||Reproductive Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6270||HIV/AIDS Surveillance|
|PUBH 6271||Disaster Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6272||Epidemiology of Infectious Agents Associated with Human Cancer|
|PUBH 6273||Ethnographic Methods|
|PUBH 6274||Emerging Infectious Diseases for Public Health Professionals|
|PUBH 6281||Analysis of Complex Surveys Using SAS and Stata|
|PUBH 6282||Introduction to R Programming|
|PUBH 6283||Biostatistics Consulting Practicum|
|PUBH 6299||Topics in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Behavioral Epidemiology)|
|PUBH 6121||Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6127||Germs: An Introduction to Environmental Health Microbiology|
|PUBH 6484||Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases|
|PUBH 6486||Global Health Programs and Approaches to the Control of Infectious Diseases|
|EXNS 6208||Physical Activity: Physiology and Epidemiology|
|6 credits in any graduate-level SPH courses.|
|Practicum and culminating experience|
|PUBH 6014||Practicum (taken for 2 credits)|
|PUBH 6015||Culminating Experience (taken for 2 credits)|
- Graduate credit requirement: 45 graduate credits.
- Course requirements: Successful completion of core and program-specific courses.
- Minimum grade-point requirement: 3.0 (B average) overall grade-point average.
- Time limit requirement: The degree must be completed within four years.
- Transfer credit policy: Up to 12 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree may be transferred to the Master of Public Health program. External credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in the last three years with a minimum grade (or grade-point average) of B (3.0) or above. SPH graduate certificate students can transfer as many credits as meet program requirements—up to 18 credits—to the MPH degree. Graduate certificate students wishing to transfer to a degree program may apply to do so via the online change of concentration petition after completion of three or more courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. A grade of B or above is required for a course to be eligible for transfer.