Epidemiology is the basic science of public health. Epidemiologists study disease and other negative health problems in specific populations, such as sudden spikes in asthma in inner cities or heightened risk of disease in the wake of a hurricane. They research the cause, path, and rate of disease and how to control its spread. They also contribute to health care-related policy decisions, often providing testimony and recommendations.

Epidemiology is scientific, systematic, data-driven and a rewarding academic path for those with advanced skills in math and science.

Our 4+1 accelerated master of public health (MPH) in epidemiology develops an epidemiological focus on public health issues with emphasis on improving methodological and quantitative skills. The 42-credit program is rigorous and demanding, offering high-achieving undergraduates a quick pathway to a graduate degree.