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 degree 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
ERHS 535R Programming for Research3
ERHS 640Advanced Epidemiology3
ERHS 642Applied Logistic Regression3
ERHS 658Environmental/Occupational Epidemiology3
ERHS 693AResearch Seminar: Epidemiology2
STAT 511ADesign and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software4
or STAT 511B Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: SAS Software
Electives 19
ERHS 799Dissertation 21-18
Total program credits72

A minimum of 72  credits are required.