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.
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:
Students seeking the MPH in Epidemiology degree must complete 45 credits of academic work 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.