Epidemiologists describe trends and risks for health and provide the base data for preventive approaches in public health. Through surveillance, screening, data and intervention programs, epidemiologists are needed to determine disease risk factors and evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and treatment of diseases.
In the Colorado School of Public Health’s Master of Public Health program in Epidemiology, you’ll be trained in epidemiologic study designs, statistical analysis and the biological principles underlying human diseases. Epidemiology students utilize their training to implement epidemiologic surveillance and research studies, providing evidence-based information to promote health and prevent disease and injuries.
With an MPH in epidemiology, you can work in a wide variety of settings, including international health agencies, state and local health departments, federal government agencies, academia, and numerous research institutions. The epidemiology concentration also provides physician training for the Preventive Medicine Residency Program.
If you’re interested in being a part of the cornerstone of public health, epidemiology is the profession for you.
Concentration Requirements - Epidemiology
For students matriculating prior to Summer 2014, please see: MPH - Epidemiology Curriculum Checksheet
Required MPH Core Courses (17 credits)
BIOS 6601/6611* Applied Biostatistics I 3 credits
EPID 6630 Epidemiology 3 credits
EHOH 6614 Environmental & Occupational Health 3 credits
CBHS 6610 Social & Behavioral Factors &
Health 3 credits
HSMP 6601 Health
Systems Management Policy 3
PUBH 6600 Foundations in Public Health 2 credits
Required Concentration Courses (12 credits)
6602/6612* Applied Biostatistics II 3 credits
EPID 6631 Analytical
BIOS 6680 SAS Database Design and
Management 3 credits
EPID 6626 Research Methods in Epidemiology 3 credits
PUBH 6606 Practicum 2
PUBH 6955 Capstone
Project 2 credits
*BIOS 6611/6612 series is recommended for student with