Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

The field of epidemiology is defined as the study of the distribution and determinants of disease, injury, and health in populations, with an ultimate goal of disease prevention and control. Epidemiology is one of the core sciences of public health and serves as the foundation for the design and analysis of research studies. The Master of Science in Environmental Health, Plan A, Epidemiology Specialization offers both theoretical knowledge and applied experiences in epidemiology, with a focus on quantitative methods. The skills and knowledge gained in the program are applied to a broad range of risk factors and health outcomes.

Effective Fall 2021

ERHS 501Biological Basis of Public Health2
ERHS 520Environmental and Occupational Health Issues3
or PBHL 530 Environmental Public Health and Policy
ERHS 532Epidemiologic Methods3
or PBHL 570 Epidemiology for Public Health
ERHS 535R Programming for Research3
or PBHL 534 Public Health Data Management Using SAS
ERHS 573Design and Conduct of Epidemiologic Research2
ERHS 640Advanced Epidemiology Methods I3
ERHS 658Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology2
ERHS 693AResearch Seminar: Epidemiology1
ERHS 699Thesis3-6
Statistics courses 500-level or above 16
Electives 16-9
Program Total Credits:37

 A minimum of 37 credits are required to complete this program.   


Requires approval by graduate advisor and graduate advisory committee.