MPH With Epidemiology Concentration Curriculum

MPH With Epidemiology Concentration Curriculum

To complete this degree, you will take a combination of Public Health Core Courses, Epidemiology Concentration Courses, Public Health Electives Courses, and Public Health Practical Experience Courses that together total 45 credits. The specific distribution of courses is as follows:

  • Public Health Core Courses

    Take all 5 courses for a total of 15 credits

    • A519 Environmental Science in Public Health (3 credits)
    • B551 Biostatistics for Public Health I (3 credits)
    • E517 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • H501 U.S. Health Care Systems and Health Policy (3 credits)
    • S500 Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health (3 credits)
  • Epidemiology Concentration Courses

    Take all six courses for a total of 18 credits

    • B552 Fundamentals of Data Management (3 credits)
    • B562 Biostatistics for Public Health II (3 credits)
    • E601 Advanced Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • E635 Foundations in Public Health Informatics (3 credits)
    • E711 Applied Epidemiological Methods I (3 credits)
    • E712 Applied Epidemiological Methods II (3 credits)
  • Public Health Electives Courses

    Select three courses for a total of nine credits

    • E562 Epidemiology of Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus (3 credits)
    • E609 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • E610 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • E618 Cancer Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • E629 Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • E645 Information Exchange for Population Health (3 credits)
    • E651 Public Health Surveillance (3 credits)
    • E653 Meta-Analysis (3 credits)
    • E655 Historical Evolution of Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • E675 Fundamentals of Injury Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • E765 Nutritional Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • E715 Design & Implementation of Observational Studies (3 credits)
    • E780 Pharmacoepidemiology (3 credits)
    • E795 Cardiovascular Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • Public Health Practical Experience

    Take both courses for a total of 6 credits

    • E602 Internshipin Epidemiology (3 credits)

For students interested in additional coursework in quantitative methods, a track within the epidemiology concentration is available by fulfilling electives with biostatistics courses.

Sample Schedule

Below is a sample schedule for how you can complete the MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology in two years. 

  • Sample Full-Time Schedule

    Fall Year 1

    • Core E517 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • Core B551 Biostatistics for Public Health I (3 credits)
    • Core A519 Environmental Science in Public Health (3 credits)


    Spring Year 1

    • Concentration E601 Advanced Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • Concentration B552 Fundamentals of Data Management (3 credits)
    • Core S500 Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health (3 credits)


    Summer Year 1

    • Core H501 U.S. Health Care Systems & Health Policy (3 credits)
    • Internship E602 Public Health Internship (3 credits)
    • Elective Epidemiology Elective (3 credits)


    Fall Year 2

    • Concentration E711 Applied Epidemiological Methods I (3 credits)
    • Concentration B562 Biostatistics for Public Health II
    • Elective Epidemiology Elective (3 credits)


    Spring Year 2

    • Concentration E712 Applied Epidemiological Methods II (3 credits)
    • Concentration E635 Foundations of Public Heath Informatics (3 credits)
    • Elective Epidemiology Elective (3 credits)
  • Sample Part-Time Schedule

    Fall Year 1

    • Core E517 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • Core B551 Biostatistics for Public Health I (3 credits)

    Spring Year 1

    • Concentration B552 Fundamentals of Data Management (3 credits)
    • Concentration B562 Biostatistics  for Public Health (3 credits)

    Summer Year 1

    • Core H501 U.S. Health Care Systems & Health Policy (3 credits)
    • Elective Epidemiology Elective (3 credits)


    Fall Year 2

    • Core A519 Environmental Science in Public Health (3 credits)
    • Core S500 Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health (3 credits)


    Spring Year 2

    • Concentration E601 Advanced Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • Concentration E635 Foundations of Public Heath Informatics (3 credits)

    Summer Year 2

    • Internship E602 Internship (3 credits)
    • Elective Epidemiology Elective (3 credits)

    Fall Year 3

    • Concentration E711 Applied Epidemiological Methods I (3 credits)
    • Elective Epidemiology Elective (3 credits)

    Spring Year 3

    • Concentration E712 Applied Epidemiological Methods II (3 credits)

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