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Department of Epidemiology
The MPH-EPI program is intended for persons who anticipate careers in public health practice or research. In addition, students who wish to enter doctoral-level training should consider majoring in epidemiology at the master's level. The MPH-EPI degree consists of a 42 credit hour minimum. The curriculum includes the MPH Core requirement (23 hours) and additional epidemiology and biostatistics courses.
The PhD program emphasizes epidemiologic study design and data analysis. The program is designed to prepare exceptionally qualified individuals for a career of research and teaching. A minimum of 60 credit hours must be earned to receive the PhD in Epidemiology degree. Of this 60 credit hour minimum, 24 hours must be earned in doctoral level didactic Epidemiology courses and/or Biostatistics courses and at least 12 hours of directed research EPI 798 and 12 hours of dissertation research EPI 799 must be taken. Students must also complete at least two full semesters in candidacy (EPI 799 credits) before being allowed to graduate.