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MPH in Epidemiology - (EPID)

This program is intended for persons who anticipate careers in public health practice. In addition, students who wish to enter doctoral-level training should consider majoring in epidemiology at the master's level. Graduates of the MPH in Epidemiology may assume faculty or research positions in academia or management positions in government or industry if they have other professional degrees (e.g., MD, DDS) as well. Graduates of the program without professional credentials generally assume mid-level positions in academia, industry or government. The MPH in Epidemiology typically takes 12 to 18 months to complete.

Admission: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to the UAB School of Public Health and must demonstrate their aptitude for biological sciences and mathematics by virtue of their college transcripts and GRE scores. The Department of Epidemiology admits MPH students for the Fall term each year. Interested applicants should apply at: www.sophas.org. International students should also submit a World Education Services (WES/ECE, or similar) transcript evaluation along with your application materials. The deadline to apply through SOPHAS for the MPH program is April 1st each year.

Curriculum:

MPH Core Sequence Requirement: All MPH core courses MUST be taken in the first two semesters of enrollment except for PUH 695: Integrative Experience, which MUST be taken in the last semester of enrollment or graduation term. BST 611, EPI 610, and HCO 600 are required to be taken in the first Fall term of enrollment. BST 612, EPI 625, ENH 600, and HB 600 are required to be taken in the first Spring term of enrollment. BST 613 MUST be taken in the second Fall term of enrollment. MPH students can take the Internship course (EPI 697) as early as their first Summer term of enrollment. 

SOPH Course Requirement: The GRD Writing course is offered every semester and MUST be taken within the first year of enrollment (first Fall, Spring, or Summer term).

MPH – Epidemiology (EPI)

Coursework
Credit Hours
 

MPH Core Requirement (including the Integrative Experience)

23

 

BST 611
Intermediate Statistical Analysis I
3
 
BST 612
Intermediate Statistical Analysis II
3
 
ENH 600
Fundamentals of Environmental Health Sciences
3
 
EPI 610 and 610L
Principles of Epidemiologic Research and Lab
4
 
EPI 625                                                      Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology 3
HB 600
Social and Behavioral Science Core
3
 
HCO 600
Introduction to Public Health Systems and Population-Based Health Programs
3
 
PUH 695
Public Health Integrative Experience
1
 
SOPH Requirements 3 or 6
GRD 727           Writing & Reviewing Research (other GRD courses may be required based on Writing Assessment Exam) 3-6

Epidemiology Methods Track Requirements

     6

EPI 627
Data Analysis and Presentation of Epidemiologic Studies
3
 
BST 613
Intermediate Statistical Analysis III
3
 

At least 6 credit hours  of the following. Other courses may be substituted with the advisor's approval.

6

 

EPI 601
Vaccinology
3
 
EPI 602
Epidemiology of Chronic Disease
3
 
EPI 603
Injury Epidemiologic Principles
3
 
EPI 604
Infectious Disease Surveillance & Control-Jamaica
3
 
EPI 605
Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
3
 
EPI 606
Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases
2
 
EPI 607
Fundamentals of Clinical Research
3
 
EPI 608
Tropical Infectious Diseases
3
 
EPI 609
Pharmacoepidemiology & Comparative Effectiveness Research
3
 
EPI 613 Cancer Epidemiology & Control           2  
EPI 614 Epidemiologic Methods as Applied to Comparative Effectiveness Research           2  
EPI 615
Ecology & EPI of Arthropod-Borne Diseases
3
 
EPI 616
Environmental Epidemiology
3
 
EPI 617
Occupational Epidemiology
3
 
EPI 618
Fieldwork in Public Health
2
 
EPI 621
AIDS/HIV and STDs
3
 
EPI 624
Grant Applications in an International Setting
3
 
EPI 630
Data Analysis Using EPI Info
3
 
EPI 632 Molecular and Genetics Basis of Obesity                                                                                                                                   3  
EPI 635
Genetics in Public Health
2
 
BST 619
Data Collection and Management
3
 
BST 626
Data Management with SAS
3
 
Internship Requirement
 3
EPI 697
Internship
3
Seminar Requirement 1
EPI 695 Epidemiology Seminar                                           1    
Electives (with advisor's approval &in some cases, also approval of instructor) - to complete total hours required for the degree. 
 
EPI 698
Masters Level Directed Research
1-9
 

 

Total Credit Hours            42