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Epidemiology (MS)

The Master of Science in Epidemiology program is a 36 credit hour degree program designed to provide the necessary methodological skills for students/ clinicians/healthcare professionals to be able to independently conduct research and acquire grants in a chosen field of study. As part of this program, students receive training in epidemiology, biostatistics, health research methods, health behavior, and health promotion. The program is offered to qualified applicants holding a bachelor’s, master’s, or professional degree in a variety of disciplines including physical, biological, and social sciences, health and medical sciences. The program emphasizes training for current health professionals to develop and enhance their research design and data analysis skills. The program offers three distinct tracks: Clinical Investigation; Biostatistics; and Data Science. All core courses (biostatistics, epidemiology, and SAS) are offered online.

The program offers up to three credit hours of professional development credit for those individuals meeting defined criteria. Students may opt for a nonthesis track in which students prepare a quantitatively-based research article, approved by the student’s committee, which must be suitable for submission and possible publication in a professional peer-reviewed journal. Students must present their thesis or research project and associated manuscript in an announced forum with the student’s committee.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 from an accredited college or university; official transcripts; letter of intent (200-word minimum) describing the applicant’s specific area of epidemiological interest; a minimum score of 300 on the revised Graduate Record Examination; a score of at least 213/79 on the computer-based or Internetbased TOEFL or evidence of proficiency in English for students whose native language is not English; and two letters of recommendation. Physicians licensed in the United States (and, under certain circumstances, persons with terminal degrees, such as a PhD) may petition for the GRE requirement to be waived.

Deadline: April 15.

Program Director: Simonne S. Nouer, MD, PhD | 901.448.5189 |

Sep 21, 2022