Temple University

College of Public Health

Master of Public Health in Epidemiology

Address:

1801 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Health in Epidemiology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Public Health in Epidemiology in Temple’s College of Public Health prepares students for practice- and research-oriented careers in epidemiology. Students learn to use rigorous epidemiologic methods and appropriate analyses to answer pressing research questions related to the public’s health. The master’s degree program will prepare you as a public health professional with expertise in

  • study design and appropriate data analyses that can be used to accurately quantify and assess population-based, health-related outcomes;
  • application of modern statistical computing software, such as SAS and R, and statistical methods for large and complex data sets in public health;
  • data management of health-related cross-sectional, experimental, longitudinal and survey data; and
  • real-world problem solving through experiential training.

Epidemiology is considered the foundational science of public health—it allows us to identify and understand the descriptive characteristics, determinants and risk factors that influence the public’s health. Students in the Epidemiology MPH examine complex global and local challenges related to chronic and infectious diseases; train to understand determinants of, and methodological issues in, cancer and social epidemiology; and apply their knowledge and skills to develop projects that seek to answer timely research questions in community settings.  

Our graduates are prepared to work in a wide range of settings. Students who select electives in advanced epidemiologic methods and biostatistics are also well-prepared for doctoral programs in epidemiology.

Accreditation:

University: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education; Program: Council on Education for Public Health

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL: For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL is required with a minimum score of 79 on the iBT. These scores should be sent officially to SOPHAS using the SOPHAS-specific TOEFL code of: 5688. A WES Evaluation (www.wes.org) is required for applicants who completed their degree outside of the United States. This can be requested and submitted through SOPHAS.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 45

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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