Epidemiology

Degree Options:

11-Month MPH
MS
PhD

Epidemiology is concerned with the study of factors that determine the distribution of health and disease in human populations. The purposes of epidemiological research are to discover the causes of disease, to advance and evaluate methods of disease prevention, and to aid in planning and evaluating the effectiveness of public health programs. Epidemiologists are interested in the study of infectious and noninfectious diseases. In recent years they have turned their attention increasingly toward the study of conditions affected by forces in the social and physical environment.

Epidemiology: 11-Month Master of Public Health (MPH)

Degrees

Employment

Graduates often secure positions utilizing epidemiologic and statistical training in federal, state, and local health departments as well as a wide variety of academic research positions and positions in the private medical and health care fields.

Epidemiology: Master of Science (MS)

Degrees

Employment

Graduates will be prepared for careers in epidemiologic research.

Epidemiology: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees

Employment

Graduates will be prepared for academic careers in research and teaching.