Epidemiology is the science upon which public health and population science are based. Epidemiology deals with the incidence, distribution and possible control of diseases and factors relating to health. Epidemiologists discover the patterns, distribution, etiology, and risk factors of disease in human populations through the collection and analysis of health data.
The Department of Epidemiology offers the following degrees:
Epidemiology is a choice of students who like to explore disease etiology, collect and analyze data, develop evidence-based public health activities, work on clinical trials and biomonitoring studies, investigate disease outbreak, and conduct disease surveillance.
Students have a wide range of backgrounds that include undergraduate public health, biological sciences, math, computer science, medicine, and social and behavioral sciences.
MPH graduates serve as mid-level epidemiologists in public health practice or research settings. Graduates work in public health agencies, NGOs, and healthcare organizations where epidemiologic information is needed for health policy decisions. Graduates of the MS degrees pursue research careers and advanced doctoral or medical degrees. Those with PhD degrees have careers in academia and lead research teams.