The MS in Epidemiology is a research-oriented degree within the field of epidemiology, addressing a wide scope ranging from the study of the causes of disease to the control and prevention of disease, the distribution of health resources, and the design and analyses of clinical trials. Trainees develop expertise in both the foundational concepts that underlie study design and analysis and in the innovative methods that are changing and improving the practice of epidemiology. A research-based thesis or manuscript option is required; both require a 3-member Committee and an oral defense with a written approved document. As the MS in Epidemiology is designed for health professionals who wish to acquire the skills needed to conduct sophisticated epidemiologic research, the many public health integrative core courses required for the MPH are not required. Students who complete the MS in Epidemiology are expected to go on to become independent researchers in academia, health departments, nonprofits, the pharmaceutical industry, or to pursue a doctoral degree.
More details on the MS in Epidemiology can be found at the MS in Epidemiology Program Page.