Department of
Epidemiology
At New Brunswick

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

Students seeking the MPH in Epidemiology degree must complete 45 credits of academicwork with a minimum GPA of least 3.0; earn no more than nine (9) credits bearing grades less than “B,” and complete the degree requirements within six years. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

CORE COURSES (15 credits)

  • PHCO 0501 - Health Systems and Policy
  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0503 - Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PHCO 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0505 - Health Education and Behavioral Science in Public Health

FIELDWORK (6 credits)

  • FDWC 0600 - Fieldwork I (1 credit)
  • FDWC 0601 - Fieldwork II (5 credits)

REQUIRED COURSES (15 credits)
Semesters when the required courses will be offered are noted for your course planning.

  • EPID 0656 - Intermediate Epidemiologic Research Methods (Spring)
  • EPID 0657 - Applied Methods in Epidemiologic Research (Fall)
  • BIST 0535 - Biometrics Computing (Fall/Spring)
  • BIST 0551 - Applied Regression Analysis for Public Health Studies (Fall/Spring)
  • -also-

    Choose one of the following six:
  • EPID 0563 - Introduction to Outcomes Research (Fall) -or-
  • EPID 0601 - Cancer Epidemiology (Summer)
  • EPID 0621 - Survey Research Methods
  • EPID 0650 - Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (Spring) -or-
  • EPID 0652 - Epidemiology of Chronic Disease (Fall) -or-
  • EPID 0673 - Social Epidemiology (Spring)

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES (9 credits)

  • BIST 0615 - Categorical Data Analysis (Fall)
  • BIST 0616 - Lifetime Data Analysis (Fall)
  • BIST 0650 - Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis (Spring)
  • BIST 0660 - Clinical Trials: Design and Analysis of Medical Experiments (Spring)
  • BIST 0688 - Statistical Methods in Genetics (Spring)
  • EPID 0552 - Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Spring)
  • EPID 0591- Topics in Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Care (Spring)
  • EPID 0569 - GIS for Public Health and Epidemiology
  • EPID 0607 - Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (Fall)
  • EPID 0653 - Advanced Epidemiology Research Methods (Fall)
  • EPID 0672 - Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management
  • HEBS 0663 - Intermediate Survey Methods (Spring)
  • HSAP 0617 - Health Services Research and Evaluation (Fall)