MPH Epidemiology


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Full-time program: All students enter in the fall each academic year to progress through their program in a cohort, completing degree requirements in five semesters (including summer).

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program with a concentration in Epidemiology (48 semester credit hours) is designed to prepare students to be effective public health practitioners by ensuring a broad array of competencies utilized in the contemporary practice of epidemiology.  By the end of the program, students will establish a strong foundation in the fundamental competencies of public health and epidemiology with specific emphasis on research methods and design, statistical analysis, epidemiological investigation, data-driven program and policy development, as well as the practical application of epidemiologic methods in resolving real-world public health issues.  Graduates of the program will find career opportunities as epidemiologists in city, state, national, and international health departments and agencies as well as hospitals and medical centers working on such areas as infection control, outbreak investigation, and disease surveillance and disaster preparedness.

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Sophia AnyatonwuSophia Anyatonwu, MPH, CPH
Hays County Health Department, Austin, TX

2018 – 2020 Curriculum (48 SCH)

MPH Core Competencies (see below) / Course Descriptions / Sequence of Coursework

Core Courses: 15 SCH
BACH 5300 Theoretical Foundations of Individual & Community Health (3 SCH)
BIOS 5300 Principles of Biostatistics (3 SCH)
EOHS 5300 Environmental Determinants of Health (3 SCH)
EPID 5300 Principles of Epidemiology (3 SCH)
HMAP 5300 Introduction to Health Management & Policy (3 SCH)

Required Courses: 30 SCH
BIOS 5310 Intermediate Biostatistics (3 SCH)
EPID 5310 Intermediate Epidemiology (3 SCH)
EPID 5312 Survey Research & Questionnaire Design (3 SCH)
EPID 5313 Introduction to Data Management and Statistical Computing (3 SCH)
EPID 5314 Applied Data Analysis in Epidemiology (3 SCH)
EPID 5318 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3 SCH) or EPID 5319 Epidemiology of Disasters (3 SCH)
EPID 6318 Epidemiologic Surveillance (3 SCH)
EOHS 5318 Diseases from Animals to Humans (3 SCH)
EOHS 5350 Medical Toxicology: The Science of Poisons (3 SCH)
EOHS 5310 Evaluation and Control of Environmental Pathogens (3 SCH)

Practice Experience: 3 SCH
EPID 5297 Public Health Practice Experience (3 SCH)

Culminating Experience:
PHED 5000 Certified in Public Health (CPH) Comprehensive Examination (0 SCH)

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