Degrees Offered

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers a master's degree with concentrations in Biostatistics and Epidemiology: Master of Public Health (MPH). It also offers a Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) in epidemiology and environmental and occupational health sciences.

Master of Public Health (MPH):Epidemiology

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a professional master's degree designed to provide practical training in areas related to public health practice. Along with coursework in epidemiological theory and methods, the MPH in epidemiology exposes candidates to the other core public health areas (biostatistics, environmental and occupation health, public health policy and management, and social and behavioral sciences). Students also complete a practicum as part of their training. 

Course Requirements

Master of Public Health (MPH): Biostatistics

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a professional master's degree designed to provide practical training in areas related to public health practice. Along with coursework in biostatistics, the MPH in biostatistics exposes candidates to the other core public health areas (epidemiology, environmental and occupation health, public health policy and management, and social and behavioral sciences). Students also complete a practicum as part of their training.

Course Requirements

Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.)

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) is an advanced professional degree for those whose career goals are in the area of professional practice in public health, including current and potential leaders in public health practice. This degree will prepare candidates for a career in high-level administration, teaching, or practice, where advanced analytical and conceptual capabilities are required. SPH currently offers a joint DrPH degree in epidemiology and environmental and occupation health sciences. Applicants are required to have a master's degree, and it is preferred that the degree be in either epidemiology or environmental and occupation health sciences.

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