Master of Science in Epidemiology
The Master of Science in Epidemiology is a research-focused degree that prepares students to design and conduct epidemiologic studies as well as analyze, interpret, model, and report on data from public health, health care, biomedical, clinical and population-based studies.
There are four program focus areas that allow students to develop a specific area of content or methodological expertise:
infectious disease epidemiology
noncommunicable disease epidemiology, and modeling.
Graduates from the program will be prepared to assume collaborative research team member roles in public health and healthcare settings around the globe with a skillset that has both breadth and depth. They can also pursue doctoral level studies in epidemiology, biostatistics, or other quantitative health fields. In addition, the MS in Epidemiology can serve as a terminal degree for those interested in working as a master’s level project director/coordinator or statistician/data analyst in a wide array of research settings including government, academia, industry (e.g., pharmaceutical companies, contract research organization, healthcare consulting), non-governmental organizations, and nonprofit and community-based organizations.
Students will learn to:
- Critically evaluate the application of epidemiologic methods to answer public health questions
- Synthesize the extant epidemiologic literature and identify its limitations and gaps
- Understand and apply principles of ethical conduct to epidemiological studies
- Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling
- Psychometric Measurement & Analysis in Public Health Research & Practice
- Social Epidemiology
- Design, Conduct and Analysis of Cohort Studies