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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 HEALTH 13
CPH 501HEALTH BEHAVIOR3
CPH 502HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION3
CPH 503PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY3
CPH 504EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HLTH 23
CPH 505APPLIED RESEARCH IN PUBLIC HEALTH3
CPH 506BIOSTATISTICS 2,43
Concentration
CPH 621FUNDAMENTALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY,APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY3
CPH 623INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY3
CPH 650BIOSTATISTICS II3
Select one from the following:3
CHRONIC DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY
INTRO CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY
and CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY IN SPECIAL POPULATIONS
MENTAL HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY
Elective Course6
Consult academic advisor for best electives for your program of study
Service Learning/Capstone Experience Courses
CPH 528SERVICE LEARNING FOR MPH3
CPH 529CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE3
Total Credit Hours45
1

CPH 500 must be successfully completed in the first 21 hours of the program of study.

2

CPH 506 and CPH 504 must be successfully completed in the first 18 hours of the program of study.

3

CPH 517 Required for Biostatics concentration students

4

CPH 506 Required Prerequisites: Undergraduate or graduate statistics course or permission of instructor. While successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course is not required for admission into the MPH program, students enrolling for CPH 506 must have successfully completed a statistics course within the past 5 years resulting in a grade of B or better or obtain permission of the instructor.

Concentration Competencies

Concentration Domains

  1. Problem Conceptualization
    1. Conceptualize epidemiologic research questions and hypotheses.
    2. Apply principles of causal inference to epidemiologic data.
    3. Review and critique published epidemiologic studies.
  2. Surveillance
    1. Identify key sources of surveillance data.
    2. Compute epidemiologic measures using surveillance data.
    3. Use surveillance data to answer an epidemiologic question.
  3. Study Design
    1. Choose a study design appropriate for a particular epidemiologic question.
    2. Design an appropriate, scientifically sound study.
  4. Data Analysis and Interpretation
    1. Identify and interpret key study results.
    2. Select appropriate statistical methods for analysis of epidemiologic data.
    3. Identify potential sources and effects of bias in epidemiologic studies.
    4. Apply methods to minimize sources of bias in epidemiologic study results.
  5. Dissemination of Study Findings
    1. Communicate epidemiologic information to lay and professional audiences.