Curriculum

The Epidemiology MPH core curriculum includes epidemiology, biostatistics, public health core courses, and basic science courses to provide you with a foundation in research methodology and design.

Through elective credits students explore related health science or statistical topics that enable students to develop a specialty emphasis in either specific public health topics (such as cancer, cardiovascular health, infectious disease, or reproductive health) or methodological areas.

Choose from two Epidemiology MPH programs:

  • Standard Program: 48 credits over 24 months (includes 38 credits of required coursework and 10 credits of electives)
  • Accelerated Program: 42 credits (includes 34 credits of required coursework and 8 credits of electives) Available to students who have completed an MD, DDS, DVM, or PhD in a related field.

Detailed Epidemiology MPH Curriculum Information (PDF)

Epidemiology MPH students also complete a Culminating Experience:

The culminating experience project may take one of three forms:

  1. A written report often in the form of a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, that demonstrates your ability to do quantitative analyses. This can be based on data you collect yourself or obtained from another source.
  2. A literature review of publishable quality, which will demonstrate your ability to critically review the literature and synthesize published findings on a medical or public health topic.
  3. A grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health.
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