Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 36

Required Courses:

Core Courses
ENVH 5004Environmental Health1.5
EPBI 5002Biostatistics3
EPBI 5005Applied Analysis of Health1.5
EPBI 5201Epidemiological Research Methods I3
EPBI 8012Multivariable Biostatistics3
EPBI 8202Epidemiological Research Methods II3
HRPR 5001Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions 10
Advanced Quantitative Methods Courses
Select two from the following:6
EPBI 5003
Spatial Analysis in Public Health
EPBI 8201
Structural Equation Modeling
EPBI 8204
Multilev Mod in Int Res
EPBI 8302
Behavioral Measurement
EPBI 8307
Systematic Reviews
EPBI 8402
Intermediate Concepts and Methods in Health Research
EPBI 8403
Applied Concepts and Methods in Health Research
GUS 5062
Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems
GUS 5068
Census Analysis with Geographical Information Systems
GUS 5069
GIS for Health Data Analysis
Cognate Epidemiology Electives
Select three from the following: 29
ENVH 8207
Environmental Epidemiology
EPBI 5204
Mental Health Epidemiology
EPBI 5500
Seminar in Current Issues in Public Health 3
EPBI 8011
Social Epidemiology
EPBI 8206
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
or EPBI 8205
Chronic Disease Epidemiology
EPBI 8207
Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
EPBI 8209
Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
EPBI 8213
Cancer Epidemiology
EPBI 8301
Clinical Research Methods in Public Health
EPBI 8303
Behavioral Epidemiology
EPBI 8401
Concepts and Methods in Epidemiologic Research
Research Course
EPBI 9996Masters Res in Pub Hlth (2 terms)6
Total Credit Hours36

This common College Core course is required of all incoming graduate students in the College of Public Health. It is available completely online and designed such that students can complete the modules at their own pace over the course of their degree program.


With approval, students may select alternate electives.


EPBI 5500 requires prior approval.

Minimum Grade to be Earned for All Required Courses: B-

Culminating Event:
The master's thesis documents the student's independent research and demonstrates mastery of their primary area of interest. Thesis research is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic advisor. The specific topic for research should be of current interest in the professional community. After a research topic is selected, the student performs preliminary background research. A thesis proposal is then submitted describing the plan for further steps toward completion of the proposed research. The student may continue the research only after the proposal is approved by the committee. Presentation of methods and study results is performed upon completion of the thesis.