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Master of Science in Epidemiology

The program is now accepting applications.

April 15 is the deadline for applicants to be considered for fall enrollment.

What is it?

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health and disease in populations. Its role has expanded over the past 20 years to involve all facets of health care, disease prevention, and health promotion. In addition to being the basic science of public health, epidemiology has emerged as an important discipline for nursing, allied health science, and clinical medicine, especially in the managed-care environment. The Master of Science program is designed to provide the necessary methodological skills for students to be able to independently pursue epidemiological research in their chosen areas. As part of the program, students receive training in epidemiology, biostatistics, health research methods, and health behavior and promotion. This hybrid program relies on both face-to-face instruction along with online courses to deliver the curriculum.

The 36 credit hour Master of Epidemiology program, has evolved to offer three distinct tracks:

Students will find:

  • Core courses offered ONLINE
  • Core elective and elective courses offered either hybrid or face-to-face
  • Streamlined degree path
  • Tuition-waiver opportunities for qualified students

Who should enroll?

The program is offered to qualified applicants holding baccalaureate, masters' or professional degrees in a variety of disciplines, including physical, biological, and social sciences, as well as the health and medical sciences.

What do students like about our program?

  • Individual attention from instructors and program staff
  • Interdisciplinary subjects integrated into the curriculum
  • Opportunity for independent study
  • Options for Master's thesis or project

Who Do I Contact for More Information?

Contact Elizabeth Webb in the College of Graduate Health Sciences for more information at 901.448.7030.

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What Graduates Say About Our Program

"The faculty are engaged and interested in the students. The variety in the backgrounds and interests of the students in the program was very useful and helped with seeing the various uses for epidemiology."

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Last Published: May 15, 2018