Master of Public Health in the Field of Epidemiology

Program Co-Directors  M. Magnus, H. Young

Mission

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.

Goals

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.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 17 credits in core courses, 20 credits in program-specific courses, 6 credits in elective courses, and a 2-credit culminating experience. 

Required
Core courses
PUBH 6002Biostatistical Applications for Public Health
PUBH 6003Principles and Practices of Epidemiology
PUBH 6007Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health
PUBH 6009Fundamentals of Public Health Program Evaluation
PUBH 6011Environmental and Biological Foundations of Public Health
PUBH 6012Fundamentals of Health Policy
PUBH 6021Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership I
PUBH 6022Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership II (Includes Practicum)
PUBH 6023Interprofessional Education Experience
Departmental courses
PUBH 6247Design of Health Studies
PUBH 6249Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis
PUBH 6252Advanced Epidemiology Methods
PUBH 6260Advanced Data Analysis for Public Health
Program-specific epidemiology foundational courses
At least two courses (4 credits) from the following:
PUBH 6237Chronic Disease Epidemiology
PUBH 6241Nutritional Epidemiology
PUBH 6242Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health: Reading the Research
PUBH 6244Cancer Epidemiology
PUBH 6245Infectious Disease Epidemiology
PUBH 6248Epidemiology of Aging
PUBH 6250Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
PUBH 6259Epidemiology Surveillance in Public Health
Program-specific electives
4 credits in Epidemiology/Biostatistics department courses or from following list:
PUBH 6299Topics in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Behavioral Epidemiology)
PUBH 6121Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
PUBH 6127Introduction to Environmental Health Microbiology
PUBH 6455Global Vaccinology
PUBH 6484Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases
PUBH 6486Global Health Programs and Approaches to the Control of Infectious Diseases
PUBH 6492Global Health Programs and Approaches to the Control of Chronic Diseases
EXNS 6208Physical Activity: Physiology and Epidemiology
Additional electives
6 credits in any graduate-level SPH courses.
Culminating experience
PUBH 6015Culminating Experience (taken for 2 credits)

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 17 credits in core courses, 20 credits in program-specific courses, 6 credits in elective courses, and a 2-credit culminating experience.