Student/Alumni Profiles

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and injuries, and other health states in human populations. As the fundamental science of public health practice, epidemiology provides the conceptual and applied tools necessary for the study of public health problems.

The MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology is a 43-credit professional degree that prepares graduates to work in public health services as practitioners, researchers, administrators, and consultants. A full-time student may complete our program in 2 years. Part-time students may take up to 4 years to complete the program. The majority of courses are offered in the evenings.

In addition to coursework, all epidemiology master's students are required to complete a capstone experience that occurs after all courses are completed and includes:

  • A project (usually data analysis or report suitable for publication)
  • An internship of at least 240 hours

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