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MPH Epidemiology

Mission and Overview

The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree – Epidemiology is to train its graduates in the understanding of diseases of the human body in order to explain occurrence, distribution and causative factors of diseases in human populations.

All Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health students who select to study the MPH – Epidemiology degree program will complete a minimum of 45 credits. Students pursuing this degree will take Public Health Core Courses (18 credits), Program Concentration Courses (21 credits), and a Practicum experience (3 credits)/Capstone Research Project (3 credits) where they will apply, in practical fashion, the skills learned throughout their program. Students will also be required to present the findings of their research project as the culminating MPH experience. Upon completion of the MPH – Epidemiology students will be trained to function effectively as entry-level epidemiologists 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 MPH degree program all Epidemiology students will be able to:

Epidemiology Concentration

  1. Identify, utilize, and interpret routinely collected epidemiologic data from a variety of settings.
  2. Apply descriptive and analytic data analysis methods to epidemiologic data using statistical software, as appropriate.
  3. Draw valid inferences from epidemiologic data at an intermediate level to assess the burden of disease or exposure-disease associations.
  4. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic reports.
  5. Engage in the dissemination of epidemiologic findings suitable to professional or lay audiences.

Required Courses

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

Epidemiology Concentration Documents

2-Year Plan of Study (Fall Admission 2019)MPH EPID Fall 2019 Plan of Study PDF
2-Year Plan of Study (previous academic years)MPH Epidemiology Plan of Study PDF

Last updated: 5/7/2019