Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease in human and animal populations. Diseases are not randomly distributed in populations and there are certain risk factors that influence diseases such as genetics and environmental elements. Epidemiologists work around the world studying diseases, outbreaks and trends in populations to help prevent and control diseases. 

This program provides a broad background in theoretical and quantitative epidemiology as well as substantive expertise related to the student's research topic.

Effective Fall 2017

ERHS 505Epidemiologic Research1
ERHS 532Epidemiologic Methods3
ERHS 534SAS and Epidemiologic Data Management3
or ERHS 535 R Programming for Research
ERHS 640Advanced Epidemiology3
ERHS 642Applied Logistic Regression3
ERHS 658Environmental/Occupational Epidemiology3
ERHS 693AResearch Seminar: Epidemiology1
STAT 511ADesign and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software4
or STAT 511B Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: SAS Software
Electives 13
ERHS 699Thesis6
Program Total Credits:30

 A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program.  


Requires approval by graduate advisor and graduate advisory committee.