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M.S. in Epidemiology


Epidemiology is a quantitative discipline of health science devoted to the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and health-related conditions in populations, and the application of that information to the prevention and control of disease. 

This program will prepare you to work with a research team to elucidate disease patterns and disease risk and to provide the data needed to guide disease prevention strategies. The M.S. in Epidemiology is designed to provide you with the quantitative skills to conduct research, and prepare for careers in applied, population-based translational and clinical research/clinical trials. This program will also provide a solid foundation for doctoral level programs - Ph.D. or Dr.P.H. programs in epidemiology.

In the M.S. in Epidemiology, you will:

  • Acquire the knowledge and quantitative skills in research design methodology essential to the collection of scientifically sound data
  • Learn how design an analytic plan and how to conduct complex data analyses
  • Learn to develop, analyze, and interpret statistical models

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be qualified for a research-oriented career in local and state health departments, hospitals and health care centers,  federal and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the pharmaceutical industry. 

Delivery Options:
This program is offered in a traditional format, with late afternoon and evening classes on campus.

Credits Required for Completion: 36

This program will require the completion of a Masters's thesis and is designed only for individuals with evidence of strong quantitative skills.

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