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 B, 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.

Learn more about the Epidemiology Specialization on the Department of Environmental and Health Sciences website.

Effective Fall 2021

ERHS 532Epidemiologic Methods3
or PBHL 570 Epidemiology for Public Health
ERHS 534SAS and Epidemiologic Data Management3
or ERHS 535 R Programming for Research
ERHS 640Advanced Epidemiology Methods I3
ERHS 695AIndependent Study: Epidemiology3-6
Electives 19-12
500-level Statistics courses6
Program Total Credits:30

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


Requires approval by graduate advisor and graduate advisory committee.