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Admission 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.

    • All foreign transcripts must have a WES course by course evaluation with degree equivalency.

  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.

  • A one-page personal statement describing the applicant’s:

    • Interest in and potential for contributing to the field of public healthand infectious disease

    • Career objectives

    • Self-assessment of computer, quantitative analysis, and personal skills and general preparation for succeeding in a public health certificate program

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

  • 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.

Program of Study

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

A total of 18 credit hours are required for completion of the Certificate in Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

Core Courses
CPH 504EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HLTH3
CPH 506BIOSTATISTICS3
CPH 623INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY3
Elective Courses
Select 9 credit hours from the following:9
ADVANCED INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGIC RESEARCH
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PROTECTION
BIOSTATISTICS II
IMMUNOLOGY
MED MICROBIOLOGY
Total Credit Hours18