MS in Epidemiology

The Master of Science in Epidemiology provides students with a fundamental grounding in both the theory and practice of epidemiology, and emphasizes the development and application of quantitative research skills to real-world research in public health with the acquisition of skills in hypothesis formation; data collection and management; statistical computing and interpretation and presentation of results. Graduates of the program assume research positions in academic settings, government, hospitals, or private industries. They are also well-positioned for doctoral education in epidemiology and related fields.

Degree Requirements

The program has a highly structured curriculum that can be completed in 12 months full time. To fulfill the requirements for the MS degree, students are expected to complete 32 credits with a minimum grade point average of B (3.0) and grades of at least a B in all required courses.

Required MS Core Courses

  • BS 700 Essentials of Biostatistics (2 cr)
  • BS 723 Introduction to Statistical Computing (4 cr)
  • EP 714 Introduction to Epidemiology (4 cr)
  • EP 722 Data Collection Methods for Epidemiologic Research (2 cr)
  • EP 749 Applications of Introductory Epidemiology (4 cr)
  • EP 813 Intermediate Epidemiology (4 cr)
  • EP 850 Applications of Intermediate Epidemiology (4 cr)
  • EP 817 Guided Epidemiology Study (4 cr) or EP 912 Directed Research in Epidemiology (4 cr)

Approved Elective Courses

  • EP 790 Epidemiology of Mental Health Disorders (2 cr)
  • EP 730 Epidemiology of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (2 cr)
  • EP 735 Cancer Epidemiology (2 cr)
  • EP 740 Introduction to the Epidemiology of Aging (2 cr)
  • EP 748 Drug Epidemiology (4 cr)
  • EP 751 Cardiovascular Epidemiology (4 cr)
  • EP 755 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (4 cr)
  • EP 758 Nutritional Epidemiology (4 cr)
  • EP 759 Reproductive Epidemiology (4 cr)
  • EP 762 Clinical Epidemiology (4 cr)
  • EP 763 Genetic Epidemiology (4 cr)
  • EP 764 Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS (2 cr)
  • EP 775 Social Epidemiology (4 cr)
  • EP 784 Epidemiology of Tuberculosis (2 cr)
  • EP 790 Mental Health Epidemiology (2 cr)
  • EP 820 Perspectives on Epidemiologic Studies (2 cr)
  • EP 857 Design and Conduct of Cohort Studies (2 cr)
  • EP 858 Design and Conduct of Case-Control Studies (2 cr)
  • BS 722 Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials (4 cr)
  • BS 852 Statistical Methods for Epidemiology (4 cr)
  • BS 805 Intermediate Statistical Computing (4 cr)
  • BS 857 Categorical Data Analysis (4 cr)
  • BS 750 Essentials of Quantitative Data Management (2 cr)
  • EH 757 Environmental Epidemiology (4 cr)

Students will be required to give an oral presentation of their research project from EP 817 Guided Epidemiology Study or EP 912 Directed Research in Epidemiology to faculty members in the Department of Epidemiology and other interested parties. The presentation will be evaluated by faculty member(s) who supervised the research and the Director of the MS program.