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The Department of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health offers four degree programs: Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology.  The Department also supports the Public Health Sciences Certificate and the Preventive Medicine/Public Health Residency.

Master of Public Health Epidemiology 

Master of Public Health - Epidemiology

The MPH program in epidemiology trains students in the foundations of epidemiology, in preparation for public health careers in a variety of organizations and industries. Students are trained in epidemiologic study design, statistical analysis, and the biological principles underlying human diseases.  Students utilize their training to implement epidemiologic surveillance and research studies, providing evidence-based information to promote health and prevent disease and injuries.

The Department of Epidemiology offers an Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Colorado State University (CSU). 

Epidemiology at CU Anschutz

Epidemiology at Colorado State University

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Center for Global Health 

Master of Public Health: Global Public Health - Epidemiology

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.

Global Public Health in Epidemiology

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Master of Science Epidemiology 

Master of Science - Epidemiology

The Master of Science (MS) program in epidemiology provides graduate-level training in the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations, with an emphasis on epidemiologic methods and training in human diseases in populations.  The degree provides training in the scientific foundations of epidemiology and prepares individuals to address complex public health issues.

Through developing sophisticated analytic and research skills, as well as an understanding of the environmental, social and ethical factors that contribute to health and wellness in the community, scientists trained in this program will be prepared for careers in epidemiologic research, and development and evaluation of new approaches to public health surveillance, risk assessment and epidemic investigation.

Master of Science in Epidemiology

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PhD Epidemiology 

Doctor of Philosophy - Epidemiology

The PhD program in Epidemiology trains highly skilled individuals in epidemiologic research and its application to public health to prepare graduates for research and teaching careers in the health sciences.  

The curriculum provides training in epidemiologic methods for clinical, observational and community-based research including study design, statistical analysis, biological principles and disease etiology to meet the rigors of the scientific community. The program’s etiologic orientation is based on the premise that knowledge of genetic, behavioral, environmental, and physiologic factors contribute to understanding the underlying causes of complex human diseases needed to develop effective preventive measures.

Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology

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DrPH Epidemiology 

Doctor of Public Health - Epidemiology

The DrPH Program in Epidemiology is designed to develop public health leaders who are skilled in identifying factors that affect the health of a population and developing the framework to guide interventions to improve public health.  Epidemiologic principles incorporate disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, and study design and analysis, with underlying biologic principles that cause disease in human populations.  Epidemiologists may study communicable diseases as well chronic diseases, their causes and outcomes.  Graduates will be prepared to describe the scientific principals underlying a disease process and apply appropriate analytic skills to assess associations and proposed appropriate interventions. 

DrPH in Epidemiology

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