Department of
At New Brunswick and Newark

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology (45 credits)

Epidemiology is one of the fundamental skills for public health, clinical practice and research. The MPH degree in Epidemiology equips students to design, conduct, analyze, and interpret population health research, while learning the basic principles of all public health disciplines.  Upon completion of the MPH degree in Epidemiology, students will be able to:  critique epidemiologic literature; use epidemiologic techniques to quantitatively assess patterns and changes in disease occurrence; formulate a 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 quality control methods during data entry and analysis, analyze and interpret epidemiologic data, including national datasets; and present study findings to professional audiences.

Within the Department of Epidemiology, students may choose from additional collateral areas of concentration:

  • Injury Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology; and
  • Public Health Nutrition

Dual Degrees:

  • MD/MPH with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • DMD/MPH with Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • JD/MPH with Rutgers School of Law
  • PharmD/MPH with Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
  • PsyD/MPH with Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
  • MPH/MBA with Rutgers Business School
  • Master of Biomedical Sciences/MPH with Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Rutgers Health Sciences at Newark Campus)
  • MPH/MSPA with Rutgers School of Health Related Professions