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The graduate program in Epidemiology offers comprehensive course work leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.  Using sophisticated study designs, statistical analyses, field investigations, and laboratory techniques, epidemiology students investigate the multiple causes of a disease, disease distribution (geographic, ecological, and social), methods of transmission, and measures for control and prevention.

The Department is no longer accepting applications for the Sc.M. in Epidemiology. Students interested in studying Epidemiology at the master's level are strongly encouraged to apply to our research-intensive MPH program.

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Master's in Epidemiology Required Courses:

Master's in Epidemiology Required Courses:
Foundations in Epidemiologic Research Methods
Intermediate Methods in Epidemiologic Research
Human Biology for Public Health
AND at least two of the following:
Clinical Trials Methodology
Survey Research Methods
Interpretation and Application of Epidemiology
Nutritional Epidemiology
Advanced Quantitative Methods in Epidemiologic Research
Applied Epidemiologic Data Analysis
Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology
Health Services Research Methods I
Health Services Research Methods II
Introduction to Health Decision Analysis
Statistical Inference I
Bayesian Statistical Methods
Practical Data Analysis
Statistical Programming with R
Linear Models
Analysis of Lifetime Data
Causal Inference and Missing Data
Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics, I
Required Biostatistics Courses:
Principles of Biostatistics and Data Analysis
Applied Regression Analysis
The remaining courses can be selected from among various offerings in Public Health, Sociology, Environmental Studies or related disciplines with approval from the student’s academic advisor.