The MPH in Epidemiology is offered with a core curriculum that includes courses in disease surveillance and outbreak investigation, epidemiologic methods, and health survey research. The emphasis is on skills development that will prepare you for careers in government, healthcare, food production systems, academic research centers, or serve as a base for a PhD.
Choosing the MPH in Epidemiology provides you with skills in epidemiologic fieldwork, as well as content knowledge in disease diagnosis and detection, prophylaxis and vaccinology, therapeutics and antibiotic resistance, prevention of disease spread in hospitals or by vectors, public health policy and emergency responses to disease outbreaks, and biosecurity threats. This specialization will prepare you as frontline professionals in state and local public health, healthcare delivery systems, or academic infectious disease research centers.
The MPH in Epidemiology is a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree. This designated degree qualifies for purposes of the 24-month STEM optional practical training (OPT) extension.
Requirements for an MPH in Epidemiology (42 credits)
Specialization Core Courses (8 credits)
- PH 750: Epidemiologic Methods 1 (2 credits) - Schedule TBD
- PH 753: Public Health Surveillance (2 credits) - Thursdays 5pm
- PH 752: Epidemiologic Methods 2 (2 credits) - Mondays 5pm
- PH 754: Health Survey Research (2 credits) - Mondays 2 pm
Core courses and 10 credits of electives
American Indian Public Health Subplan (6 credits)
2021-2022 Epidmiology Track American Indian Public Health Subplan Sample Full-Time Plan of Study
- PH 772: American Indian Health Equity (3 credits) – Thursdays 5pm (Spring)
PH 774: Research and Evaluation in Tribal Communities (3 credits) – Wednesdays 5pm (Fall)
Managing Infectious Diseases Subplan (6 credits)
2021-2022 Epidemiology - Management of Infectious Diseases Sample Full-Time Plan of Study
- PH 735: Principles of Infectious Diseases I (3 credits) - Wednesdays 5pm (Fall)
- PH 736: Principles of Infectious Diseases II (3 credits) - Wednesdays 5pm (Spring)