By the end of the MPH in Epidemiology program, students will be able to:

Epidemiology Common Core Competencies

  1. Identify vital statistics and other key sources of data for epidemiological purposes
  2. Describe a public health problem in terms of magnitude, person, time and place.
  3. Discuss the principles and limitations of public health screening programs.
  4. Comprehend basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of epidemiologic data.
  5. Explain the importance of epidemiology for informing scientific, ethical, economic and political discussion of health issues. 
  6. Apply the basic terminology and definitions of epidemiology.
  7. Calculate basic epidemiology measures.
  8. Communicate epidemiologic information to lay and professional audiences.
  9. Differentiate among the criteria for causality.
  10. Draw appropriate inferences from epidemiologic data.
  11. Describe epidemiologic study designs and assess their strengths and limitations.
  12. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic reports.

Epidemiology Cognate Competencies

  1. Calculate advanced epidemiology measures.
  2. Design, analyze, and evaluate an epidemiologic study.
  3. Demonstrate skills in public health data collection and management.
  4. Design interventions to reduce prevalence of major public health problems.
  5. Demonstrate program administration and organizational leadership.