Department of
At New Brunswick and Newark

Competencies for the
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology (45 credits)
Only for students previously enrolled in the MPH in Quantitative Methods: Epidemiology, Newark Campus

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 (formerly Quantitative Methods) will be able to:

  • Use epidemiologic concepts to identify and evaluate public health and clinical problems;
  • Develop research protocols to assess public health problems, clinical questions and evaluate public health programs;
  • Critically evaluate epidemiological data and findings;
  • Communicate results from epidemiologic studies;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of a variety of software packages used in epidemiology (e.g., JMP, SAS and Epi-Info);
  • Utilize behavioral and social sciences concepts to determine the relationships between health, culture, and community;
  • Describe important epidemiologic challenges on the local, national, and international level;
  • Conceptualize public health or clinical research questions using quantitative methods;
  • Identify the principles and limitations of public health screening programs; and
  • Understand basics of infectious disease pathology, diagnosis, treatment and identification of risk factors.