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Degrees

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers the following graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Concentration in epidemiology
    • Concentration in epidemiology (Online)
    • Concentration in biostatistics
  • Doctor of Public Health Sciences in Epidemiology (DrPH)

In addition to these degrees, the department offers a graduate certificates in Maternal and Child Health.

Degree Details

Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a professional master's degree designed to provide practical training in areas related to public health. The department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics administers two concentrations of the MPH degree, combining coursework in Epidemiology and Biostatistics with the other core public health areas (health promotion and community health sciences, health policy and management, and environmental and occupational health).

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) with a concentration in Epidemiology is designed to develop public health leaders who apply advanced epidemiologic methods and public health concepts to identify and understand the factors driving the occurrence and distribution of diseases and health conditions in human populations. The curriculum prepares students to design, conduct, supervise, and evaluate observational or experimental studies in population or clinical settings, ultimately to develop the evidence base for controlling health problems and improving health status. Graduates will be prepared to hold leadership roles in public health practice-based settings such as health departments, community-based organizations, non-profit organization, international agencies, and academic institutions.

Certificate Details

Maternal and Child Health Certificate

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) certificate is an interdisciplinary certificate that partners with departments across the School of Public Health, designed to increase MCH competencies to graduate-level students. Additionally, the MCH certificate offers electives from the College of Education and Human Development and the Bush School of Government and Public service.