Pharmacoepidemiology, the study of the utilization and effects of medications and therapeutic products in large numbers of people, utilizes epidemiological methodologies in pharmaceutical research and market settings.
The research-based MS degree in Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology Concentration, provides students with critically important, in-depth training to bridge the gaps between epidemiology, pharmaceutical science, therapeutics, and population health.
Students will learn how to select and implement pharmacoepidemiologic techniques to quantitatively evaluate patterns and changes in disease and treatment of disease. To ensure high quality standard of care and treatment patterns, students will also study how to assess medicinal use benefits and detriments through pharmacoepidemiologic research and practice.
Graduates trained in Pharmacoepidemiology will be prepared to work in industry, academic, and governmental settings.
Students enrolled in this program begin their coursework in the fall semester. Most courses are offered in-person with a few courses offered remotely or in a hybrid format (asynchronous and remote learning).
Each concentration 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 MS curriculum in Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology Concentration, will be able to:
Students seeking the MS in Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology Concentration, degree must complete 36 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0; earn no more than six (6) credits bearing grades less than “B,” and complete the degree requirements within five years. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted and semester when each course is typically offered is noted parentheses. Students should review the Forward Schedule for long-term course planning and the Course Schedule for each semester to determine when, where, and how a course is offered.