Epidemiology MPH

In the Master of Public Health in Epidemiology program in the College of Public Health at Temple, students explore the causes, patterns and control of diseases and other human health factors. They also research defined populations and their health challenges while learning to design studies, examine the bioethics of human research, grasp the core methods of biostatistics and survey health problems. This degree is grounded in the core MPH competencies and disciplines of public health with an emphasis on epidemiologic techniques.

Interdisciplinary coursework is encouraged—students may take courses in other departments within the College of Public Health to supplement the Epidemiology MPH. Students and faculty members partner with research hubs such as the Center for Obesity Research and Education and the Center for Women’s Health, as well as community health agencies in Philadelphia like the Food Trust and Fox Chase Cancer Center. As a student in the program, you will gain hands-on experience during two semesters of field placement, choosing from more than 175 fieldwork opportunities and community partnerships in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties.

The program also offers a flexible curriculum: You may choose to study full time to complete the Epidemiology MPH in two years or part time to finish it in four years. The Epidemiology MPH is one of five MPH programs in the College of Public Health.

MPH vs. MS

The Epidemiology MPH is fieldwork-oriented—students focus on developing advanced skills as a public health practitioner. The Epidemiology MS is research-based—students produce publication-quality theses in their areas of interest.

Classes & Curriculum

Take core and elective coursework in Public Health and Epidemiology before diving into the program’s fieldwork component. Your electives will allow you to specialize in particular interests with courses like

  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology,
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology and
  • Social Epidemiology.

See a full list of required and elective courses

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Public Health program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $954.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,314.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.

Dual Degrees

You might consider advancing to the Epidemiology PhD. Additionally, Temple offers eight dual MPH degree programs.

A certificate in Global Health is available to all students in MPH programs. Students are able to complete this transcripted concentration by using their three elective courses for Global Health classes.


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