Department of
At New Brunswick and Newark

Competencies for the
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology (45 credits)

Each Department identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.

Upon graduation, a student completing the MPH curriculum in Epidemiology will be able to:

  • Critique epidemiologic literature, assess its strengths and weaknesses, and determine if conclusion(s) are supported;
  • Use epidemiologic techniques to quantitatively assess patterns and changes in disease occurrence;
  • Formulate a specific hypothesis and determine an appropriate study design and analysis plan;
  • Design, implement, and assess ordinary data collection systems for public health research;
  • Design and implement basic quality control methods during data entry and analysis;
  • Appropriately analyze and interpret epidemiologic data, including large national and state level datasets; and
  • Communicate and present study findings to professional audiences.