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Master of Public Health

Global Public Health - Epidemiology

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The Master of Public Health concentration in Global Public Health and Epidemiology provides students with a public health perspective of globalization and global health issues, programs and best practices; trains students to use public health methods to address global health challenges; and provides depth in the area of epidemiology, in which students learn to apply critical thinking to political, economic and ethical issues in global health​. Students will learn to identify and recommend public health field methods in the global arena and their correct application by applying the principles of epidemiology.

As part of the MPH program, students are required to complete the core program curriculum including a practicum and captsone projects. Capstone projects should incorporate applied biostatistics and a global component.


 Program Details



Applicants are required to apply for admission to the program through the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). Applicants are also required to meet the minimum standards for MPH program admission. Click here to review the complete MPH admissions requirements and instructions. 1


Required MPH Core Credits

21 Credits

BIOS 6601/6611*​​

Applied Biostatistics I​​

3 credits

EPID 6630


3 credits

EHOH 6614

Occupational & Environmental Health

3 credits

CBHS 6610

Social & Behavioral Factors & Health

3 credits

HSMP 6601

Health Systems & Management

3 credits

PUBH 6600

Foundations in Public Health

2 credits

PUBH 6606


2 credits

EPID 6990

Capstone Preparation

1 credit

PUBH 6991

Capstone Integration

​​1 credit


Required Epidemiology Courses 

12 Credits

EPID 6631

Analytical Epidemiology

3 credits

BIOS 6602/6612*

Applied Biostatistics II

3 credits

BIOS 6680

SAS Database Design and Management

3 credits

EPID 6626

Research Methods in Epidemiology

3 credits

Required Global Public Health Courses

4 Credits

CBHS 6619

Public Health in in the Global Community

3 credits

EHOH 6623

Geographic Perspectives on Global Health

1 credit

Epidemiology Global Public Health Electives

3-5 Credits**

EPID 6622

Cancer Prevention and Control

2 credits

EPID 6624

Public Health Surveillance

2 credits

EPID 6634

Applied Global Health Epidemiology

2 credits

EPID 6635

Com​municable Disease Epidemiology

2 credits

EPID 6636

Chronic Disease Epidemiology

2 credits

EPID 6640 

Investigation of Disease Outbreaks

2 credits 

EPID 6641

Foodborne & Diarrheal Disease Epidemiology

2 credits

EPID 6643

Epidemiology and Prevention of TB/HIV/STDs

2 credits

EPID 6644

Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology

3 credits

EPID 6647

Global Health in the Heart of India

3 credits

EPID 6670

Global Health and Disaster

2 credits

Global Public Health Electives​​

3-5 Credits**

CBHS 6622

Qualitative Research Methods

3 credits

CBHS 6628

Technology-based Health Promotion

3 credits

CBHS 6629

Health and Human Rights

3 credits

CBHS 6632

Public Health in the Caribbean and Latin America

3 credits

CBHS 6633

Intensive Study of Public Health Services in Cuba

3 credits

EHOH 6621

GIS for Public Health Research and Practice

3 credits

EHOH 6624

Infectious Disease, Environmental Contexts

3 credits

EHOH 6625

International Disasters & Global Humanitarianism

3 credits

EHOH 6627

Water Quality and Public Health

3 credits

EHOH 6633

EHOH 6635

EHOH 6641

International Travel and Health

Climate Change and Health

Critical Policies in Global Health Engagement

1 credit

3 credits

2 credits

EHOH 6710

Disasters, Climate Change and Health

3 credits

EHOH 6670

Global Health Research Ethics

2 credits

HSMP 6602

Health Equity

2 credits

HSMP 6608

Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare

2 credits

HSMP 6615

Global Health Policy Issues

2 credits

HSMP 6618

Comparative Health SYstems

2 credits

CSU Courses Available as Global Public Health Electives

ANTP 5200

Women, Health, and Culture

3 credits

ANTP 5320

The Culture of Disaster

3 credits

ANTP 5400

Medical Antropology

3 credits

ANTP 5450

Global Mental Health: Theory and Method

3 credits

ANTP 5470

Mind, Medicine and Culture

2 credits

ANTP 5710***

Anthropology and Global Health

2 credits

IEOO 6790

Applications of International Development

3 credits

PSCY 5150

Women's Health

3 credits

FSHN 5000

Food Systems, Nutrition, and Food Safety

3 credits

FSHN 6610

International Nutrition

2 credits

VSCS 5330​​

Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses

3 credits


Total Program Credits

45 Credits

 *BIOS 6611/6612 is recommended for students with Calculus.​

** Eight credits are required from these two lists.

*** ANTP 5710 can be taken instead of CBHS 6619.




Competencies for Students Concentrating in Epidemiology

​Identifier​ MPH Epidemiology Concentration (CN) Competencies
​CN-EPID 1 Appropriately use descriptive epidemiologic methods to describe a given condition including measures of prevalence, incidence, morbidity, mortality, demographic charcteristics and risk factors.
​Select and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative measurement and analysis methods to support rese​​arch and evaluations in the core areas of public health research and practice, including: epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, community and behavioral health, and public health systems management, policy and outcomes research.
CN-EPID 3 ​Critically review and interpret public health and other scientific literature to identify strengths and weaknesses of individual studies, to synthesize evidence in a research area, to identify gaps in evidence and to demonstrate relevance of current knowledge to the practice of public health. 
CN-EPID 4 ​Translate investigator ideas into answerable research questions. 
CN-EPID 5 ​Describe and select study designs, taking into account the advantages and limitations of each for addressing specific problems, as well as the practical aspects of their uses.
​CN-EPID 6 ​Describe best practices for design of data collection forms and protocols, instrument reliability and validity, data monitoring and quality assurance, and data archiving for analysis and use of data by other investigators. ​
CN-EPID 7 ​Use computer software for data entry, database management, and summarizing, analyzing and displaying dat​a. 
CN-EPID 8 ​Apply and interpret the concepts of effect modification and interaction.
​CN-EPID 9 ​Interpret statistical results in order to make ​appropr​iate inferences. 
CN-EPID1​0 Evaluate threats to internal validity and when critically evaluating strength of evidence.

Additional Competencies for Students Concentrating in Global Public Health

Identifier MPH ​Global Health Plus Concentration (CN) Competencies​
CN-GLH 1​ ​Describe and analyze the determinants and the globalization of health as well as the health status of a given jurisdiction using credible data sources.
CN-GLH 2 Describe contemporary and historic global health issues, programs, best practices and players.​
CN-GLH 3 ​Apply critical thinking to the political, economic and ethical issues in global health. 
​CN-GLH 4 ​​Identify and recommend public health field methods in the global arena and their correct application. 

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