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Admissions Requirements

  • Official transcripts reflecting an earned bachelor’s degree, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.

  • Foreign Transcripts: Official transcripts or mark sheets of college level work not in English or in the standard U.S. grading scale must be sent to a credential evaluation service for translation.
    Transcripts must carry the signature of a responsible official in which the work was done and the seal of that institution, or must be certified true copies of the original records. If transcripts do not show the degree earned and the date on which it was conferred, official degree statements must also be provided

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last five years.

  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.

  • A resume reflecting one or more years of work/volunteer history related to health and/or human services.

  • A one-page personal statement.

  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.

  • Epidemiology Concentration Prerequisites:

  • The student must have received the equivalent of a grade of B or better in a statistics course, differential calculus, integral calculus, algebra or a more advanced mathematics course taken within five years of program application.
 
CORE COURSES
CPH 500FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
CPH 504EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
CPH 506BIOSTATISTICS3
CPH 514PLANNING AND EVALUATION3
CPH 539PUBLIC HEALTH: LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY3
CONCENTRATION COURSES
CPH 621APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY3
CPH 628EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS3
CPH 650BIOSTATISTICS II3
CPH 651INTRODUCTION TO SAS PROGRAMMING3
SELECTIVES (1 GE AND 1 ID)6
General Epidemiology (GE)
CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
HEALTH INFORMATION AND SURVEILLANCE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PREVENTION
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PROTECTION
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: RESPONSE
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: RESPOND AND RECOVERY
EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS IN APPLIED CLINICAL GENETICS
ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ID)
INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY: THEORY AND METHODS
CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY
ELECTIVE3
SERVICE LEARNING/CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
CPH 528SERVICE LEARNING FOR MPH3
CPH 529CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE3
Total Credit Hours42

Concentration Competencies

EPIMPH1 Determine strengths and weaknesses of the scientific literature and synthesize the evidence to inform public health practice.
EPIMPH2 Apply appropriate study designs and data collection methods to answer specific epidemiologic questions and address public health issues.
EPIMPH3 Analyze datasets using computer software.
EPIMPH4 Utilize analytical approaches to describe, summarize and interpret epidemiologic data.
EPIMPH5 Apply principles of ethical conduct, cultural sensitivity and social justice to public health research and practice.