Sep 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Epidemiology, MS

The Master of Science (MS) concentration in Epidemiology (36 credit hours) is designed for students who wish to pursue research careers in public health or other health related fields.  By the end of the program, students will have a foundational understanding of epidemiologic methods, causal theories and causal inference, applications of biostatistics, the design and conduct of epidemiologic studies, and the ability to communicate scientific information to lay and professional audiences.  As the culminating experience of the program, students will work closely with faculty to address complex public health issues and make contributions to the research literature by writing a publishable paper that meets the current standards for publication in refereed journals.  Graduates of the program are likely to assume research-oriented positions such as research administrators, program managers, analysts, and evaluators in academia, health departments, governmental agencies, and private sectors.  The program also provides excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree in epidemiology.