The MPH in Epidemiology is a professional degree that prepares students to serve as epidemiologists in mid-level positions in public health research or practice settings. The program appeals to professionals currently employed in the health field and as well as those without previous training or experience in public health.
The MPH degree in epidemiology is highly analytical and methods-based. Students learn to apply conceptual methodology to the study of public health problems and health disparities as a means of understanding how to prevent or address them. As an MPH student in epidemiology, the knowledge base and research skills are applied within a chosen content area of current importance in the field, such as chronic or infectious disease; environmental, reproductive, molecular/cancer, or genetic epidemiology. Through coursework and other learning experiences, students gain a thorough knowledge of the sources of health data, how to collect data from original sources, process, analyze and effectively report findings from epidemiologic studies.
Graduates can design and carry out studies in which epidemiologic information is needed for making sound health policy decisions or for the management of research projects in both public and private agencies and institutions.
For MPH in Epidemiology:
Students applying to master's programs at SPHTM must meet the school's general admission requirements.
In addition to the SPHTM academic standards, students in the MPH in Epidemiology and those taking advanced epidemiology courses must demonstrate the following performance standards:
The MPH in Epidemiology for MD/MPH students requires 42 credits, including 10 transfer credits for successful completion of public health relevant coursework at the Tulane School of Medicine (SOM).
SPHTM - Core Courses (15 credits)
MPH in Epidemiology - Required Courses (17 credits)
Required courses (11 credits)
At least two of the advanced methods courses below are required (5 - 6 credits minimum):
Other Elective Credits (10 credits)
MD/MPH students receive 10 credits transferred from the Tulane SOM for successfully completing specific coursework with public health relevance.
Practicum (SPHL 9980)
All EPID MD/MPH students must complete a 200-hour field practicum during the MD/MPH Rotation, for which they will register in the SOM during their T3 or T4 year.
Culminating Experience (SPHL 7950)
MD/MPH students in Epidemiology conduct a Public Health Analysis, typically between the end of T2 and T4 year.
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