The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) in epidemiology is a generalized degree that provides an opportunity to expand one's knowledge base and broaden perspectives, develop an epidemiological orientation to public health problems, and improve methodological and quantitative skills.
The degree program generally is completed over 2 years of study and includes a 10-week practice experience, although it can be completed in three academic semesters of full-time study. In addition to the five public health core courses, the M.P.H. student completes a core of three epidemiology courses, electives, a practice experience, and a culminating experience of an M.P.H. project or capstone course. A minimum of 42 credits is required.