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Master of Public Health in Epidemiology

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
Program overview
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Master of Public Health in Epidemiology

The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology provides a balance of academic theory and real world experience, ensuring students are prepared for a career in public health. The principles and methods of epidemiology constitute a foundation essential for policy development related to surveillance activities and prevention strategies.

Students in both the in-person and online MPH in Epidemiology programs will learn how to design and conduct studies, analyze data, and present findings in a variety of formats and for diverse audiences, as well as how to integrate the social, biological, environmental and analytic approaches to understanding determinants of health in populations.

Admission requirements

Application, admission, and degree-granting requirements and regulations shall be applied equitably to all individuals, applicants and students regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.

All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, show evidence of satisfactory preparation in math and computer skills and have acceptable academic record. The Fairbanks School of Public Health now offers one MPH degree fully online - the MPH in Epidemiology. For more information, please visit the webiste.

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Program content

Fall Year 1

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Comprehensive Methods and Applications in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Fundamentals of Data Management

Spring Year 1

  • Planning, Evaluation & Management
  • Communication & Leadership
  • Advanced Epidemiology

Fall Year 2

  • Biostatistics for Public Health II
  • Applied Epidemiological Methods I
  • Epidemiology Elective

Spring Year 2

  • Applied Epidemiological Methods II (3 credits)
  • Foundations of Public Heath Informatics (3 credits)
  • Elective Epidemiology Elective (3 credits)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

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Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indiana, USA, is considered the state’s premier urban research university. Combining the resources of two prestigious universities with a downtown location, IUPUI offers students the opportunity to earn a respected degree from Indiana University...

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Why study at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

There are students from over 140 countries represented on campus, making us one of the most diverse in the nation. Additionally, IUPUI is the only university in the United States with two universities on one campus, meaning you get the benefits of being both an Indiana University (IU) and a Purdue University student. Depending on your major, you receive either an IU or a Purdue degree.

You can receive a world-class education, large merit-based scholarships, and study close to major business hubs that frequently recruit students for internships and jobs. Lastly, this is a great location for anyone that would prefer living in a city instead of a college town.

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Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

902 West New York Street
46202 Indianapolis Indiana
United States of America

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