Through the Epidemiology Master of Science in Temple’s College of Public Health, study an essential part of public health, learning to identify risk factors for disease and targets for preventive healthcare. Study the distribution of disease and injury in human populations. Gain in-depth training and knowledge of the research techniques needed to conduct epidemiologic studies. Study disease causation, outbreak investigation, disease surveillance and occupational epidemiology.
You’ll be encouraged to design your studies in the Epidemiology MS in an interdisciplinary way: Courses and research in other departments, colleges and schools are the norm and will feed your understanding of your specialization. Benefit from research affiliations with a number of centers, including the Center for Obesity Research at Temple; Fox Chase Cancer Center; and Children’s Medical Center.
Master’s-level epidemiologists work in applied settings conducting disease surveillance and outbreak investigations, or in research settings developing and evaluating research hypotheses to understand the effects of behavioral, biological, environmental and social factors on human health. Since epidemiology is the principal science underlying disease prevention and control, this training is also a basic component for other degree and training programs in public health and preventative medicine.
Select a full-time program of study and complete the Epidemiology MS in two years, or study part time to graduate in three years. Courses are held on Main Campus, with some classes offered at Temple’s Center City and Health Sciences Center campuses.