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 4 semesters or 16 months of full-time coursework 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 and Spring terms 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 for Fall admission and November 1st each year for Spring admission.
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 601, EPI 610, EPI 626 and HCO 600 are required to be taken in the first Fall term of enrollment. EPI 625, ENH 600, and HB 600 are required to be taken in the first Spring 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 PUH 627 Writing and Reviewing Research course (or GRD 727) is offered every semester and MUST be taken within the first year of enrollment (first Fall, Spring, or Summer term) for MPH-EPI majors.
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN EPIDEMIOLOGY (EPI)
2015 Curriculum Planning Worksheet
|Course Name||Fall||Spring||Summer||Credit Hours|
|MPH Core Requirements (21 Hours)|
|HCO 600: Introduction to PH Systems and Programs||X||3|
|BST 601: Biostatistics||X||X||4|
|ENH 600: Fundamentals of Environmental Health||X||X||3|
|EPI 610: Principles of Epidemiologic Research||X||4|
|EPI 625: Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology||X||3|
|HB 600: Social & Behavioral Sciences Core )||X||3|
|PUH 695: Integrative Experience||X||X||1|
|SOPH Requirements (3-6 Hours)|
|PUH 627: Writing and Reviewing Research OR GRD 727: Writing and Reviewing Research (Note: Other GRD courses may be required based on Writing Assessment Exam)||X||X||X||3-6|
|Epidemiology Methods Track Requirements (5 Hours)|
|EPI 626: Introduction to Data Analysis with SAS||X||2|
|EPI 627: Data Analysis & Presentation of Epidemiologic Studies||X||3|
|Internship Requirement (3 Hours)|
|EPI 697: Internship||X||X||X||3|
|Required EPI Elective (4 hours) - Choose from the following 2 courses.|
|EPI 602: Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases||X||4|
|EPI 605: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases||X||4|
Electives (6 hours)- (with advisor's approval and in some cases, also approval of instructor) - to complete total hours required for the degree.
|EPI 603: Injury-Epidemiologic Principles||X||3|
|EPI 607: Fundamentals of Clinical Research||X||3|
|EPI 609: Pharmacoepidemiology & Comp. Effec. Research||X||3|
|EPI 614: Epidemiologic Methods Applied to Comparative Effectiveness Research||X||2|
|EPI 616: Environmental Epidemiology||X||3|
|EPI 618: Fieldwork in Public Health||X||2|
|EPI 621: HIV/AIDS and STD’S||X||3|
|EPI 635: Genetics in Public Health (offered odd calendar years)||X||2|
|EPI 698: Masters Level Directed Research||X||X||X||1-9|
|BST 613: Intermediate Statistical Analysis III||X||3|
|BST 619: Data Collection and Management (offered every other year)||X||3|
|BST 626: Data Management with SAS||X||3|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours for Degree||42|
NOTE: The following courses have an online option--HCO 600 (Fall 2015), BST 601 (Spring 2016), EPI 610 (Fall 2015), ENH 600 (Summer 2016), HB 600 (Spring 2016), PUH 627 (Fall 2015 and Spring 2016).