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DrPH in Epidemiology

Mission and Overview

The mission of the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree – Epidemiology program concentration is to prepare individuals to function as applied epidemiologists in Public Health fields. Epidemiology is a scientific discipline defined as the study of the distribution and determinants of disease in human populations. Students completing a DrPH in Epidemiology degree within the JPHCOPH at Georgia Southern will be able to serve the community, region, state, nation or world through government, private and academic sectors by using their epidemiological skills gained in order to help solve public health problems in rural and urban environments.

All Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health students who select the DrPH – Epidemiology degree will complete a minimum of 60 credits. Students pursuing this degree will take Public Health Sciences Core Courses (15 credits), Advanced Program Concentration Courses – Epidemiology (33 credits inclusive of electives), Doctoral Public Health Field Preceptorship (3 credits), and successfully defend a Dissertation (9-18 credits). Upon completion of the DrPH – Epidemiology students will be trained to provide leadership in Epidemiology in a variety of public health settings.

For more information regarding the degree, please follow the link to the JPHCOPH Degrees and Programs page.

Last updated: 11/5/2020