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DrPH in Epidemiology


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.

Course Requirements

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 (18-21 credits), Advanced Program Concentration Courses – Epidemiology (27-30 credits inclusive of electives), Doctoral Public Health Field Preceptorship (3 credits) and successfully defend a Dissertation (9 credits). Upon completion of the DrPH – Epidemiology students will be trained to provide leadership in Epidemiology in a variety of public health settings.

JPHCOPH Graduate Advisor

Monica Brister
Academic Services Coordinator
Phone: 912-478-2674

Advising Hours

By appointment only

Epidemiology Competencies

At the completion of the DrPH degree program all Epidemiology students will be able to:

Epidemiology Concentration

  1. Demonstrate the ability to identify deficiencies in scientific knowledge or public health practice using existing sources of epidemiologic data.
  2. Construct a public health and epidemiologic research question from ideas, conditions, or events using critical thinking skills.
  3. Utilize advanced epidemiologic research methods to inform public health action.
  4. Select appropriate statistical tools and methodology to analyze and summarize epidemiological data.
  5. Disseminate information based on advanced epidemiologic studies to lay or professional audiences.

Course Requirements

Course requirements and course descriptions can be found in the Georgia Southern University Graduate Catalog.

Epidemiology Concentration Documents

3-Year Plan of Study (Fall Admission 2019)DrPH Epidemiology Plan of Study PDF
3-Year Plan of Study (previous academic years)DrPH Epidemiology 2017 Plan of Study PDF

Last updated: 5/7/2019