Department of
Epidemiology
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.