Offered On Campus in Tucson
The MPH in Epidemiology is offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Epidemiology is a fundamental science of public health with a major focus on health problems in communities, groups, or aggregates of people.
The Epidemiology concentration curriculum provides systematic training in epidemiological principles, methods, and practices through constructive coursework and an internship. Individuals who choose the epidemiology concentration will have the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills and experiences for measuring and studying the distributions, characteristics, causes, and prevention of disease, disability, and premature death in humans.
Required Epidemiology Courses (26 units)
Complete (3) Selective Epidemiology Courses (minimum 9 units) from the following courses:
- EPID 615A Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention (fall - odd years)
- EPID 625 Meta Analysis of Observational Studies
- EPID 630 Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology (fall)
- EPID 645 Nutritional Epidemiology (spring)
- EPID 646 Measurement Issues in Epidemiology (fall - even years)
- EPID 660 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (spring)
- EPID 670 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (spring)
- EPID 673 Mixed Research Methods- Design, Conduct and Application in Health Research
- EPID 676 Spatial Epidemiology (spring)
- EPID 677 Principles of Genetic Association Studies (spring)
- EPID 679 One Health Applications and Practice (fall)
Total Minimum Credit Requirement = 42 units
Typical time to completion: 2 years full-time students, 3-4 years part-time students.
Average time to completion: 2.07
Program Steps to Completion (Full-time student timeline):
- Attend mandatory new student orientation
- First year is devoted to course work
- Attend fall and spring semester MPH Internship Conference
- Each Spring, complete an Annual Progress Report with Faculty Mentor
- Second year is devoted to coursework and Internship project
- 3rd semester, determine internship project, form Internship Committee and complete all planning items
- Complete two interprofessional education (IPE) activities before graduation
- Fourth semester, successfully complete and present internship project at Internship Conference, and submit final internship and graduation items.