The mission of the MPH Epidemiology concentration is to prepare students for professions aimed at reducing disease burden and disparities through a strong background in epidemiology methods. Students may opt to take an MPH in Epidemiology or an MPH in Epidemiology with an Applied Epidemiology Sub-concentration.
The MPH in Epidemiology program is targeted towards experienced MPH students who are strongly interested in pursuing a PhD or academic research. Students are expected to have previous experience with health research, biostatistics, or epidemiology and will be in courses with PhD-level students. Mathematical notation will be used, and students should be familiar with concepts such as probability notation and cross-multiplication of fractions.
The Applied Epidemiology Sub-concentration aims to provide students with a strong foundation in epidemiological methods and rigorous training in applied skills to become public health leaders. This Sub-concentration is suitable for students planning a career in applied epidemiology (i.e., as a public health practitioner). Students will be prepared to be critical consumers, users, and producers of epidemiological research appropriate for a master’s level.
Please consult the Epidemiology Department Graduate Program Handbook or reach out to the MPH Epidemiology Concentration Lead if you are unclear about which course sequence is right for you.