MPH: Epidemiology

The Public Health Program's Epidemiology Track offers both a traditional two-year program, as well as a one-year accelerated track for dual-degree and clinical students. This track provides MPH students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to succeed in careers in federal, state, and local government; hospitals and healthcare systems; and nonprofit or non-governmental organizations. 

The mission of the Epidemiology track in the MPH program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is to train our students to be leaders in contributing to the protection and promotion of health in human populations. After completing the coursework, students are able to:                   

  1. Evaluate basic epidemiologic measures of disease occurrence and association
  2. Apply the descriptive epidemiology of health risk factors and health-related outcomes by person, place, and time
  3. Identify data sources and analyze and interpret data for public health research, policy, or practice
  4. Evaluate epidemiologic research hypotheses, study designs, and results
  5. Identify and explain sources of bias and confounding in epidemiologic research

 

A group looking for mosquito larvae as part of a field epidemiology study in Peru in 2010

The MPH: Epidemiology program is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). 

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Curriculum

MPH Epi 1 year curriculum

  • Public Health Core Courses

    • MPH Biostatistics (PHS 6296-006; 2 cr.)
    • Introduction to Epidemiology (PHS 6330; 3 cr.)
    • Foundations in Public Health (PHS 6335; 3 cr.)
    • Public Health Applications (PHS 6324; 3 cr.)
    • Public Health Professional Development (PHS 6XXX; 3 cr.)
    • Health Policy & Management (PHS 6384; 3 cr.)
    • Public Health Practice (PHS 6070; 4 cr.)

    21 total credits
  • Epidemiology Required Courses

    • Epidemiological Methods (PHS 6333; 3 cr.)
    • Applied Statistical Methods (PHS 6347; 3 cr.)
    • Introduction to Data Management (PHS 6210; 2 cr.)
    • Social Determinants of Health (PHS 6296-006; 2 cr.)
    • Infectious Disease Epidemiology (PHS 6233; 2 cr.)
    • Chronic Disease Epidemiology (PHS 6234; 2 cr.)

    14 total credits
  • Additional Required Courses

    • Ethics of Scientific Research (MEHU 6101; 1 cr.)
    • Integrative Learning Experience (PHS 6011-002; 3 cr.)
    • Research Rotation (PHS 6011-001; 3 cr.)

    10 total credits

MPH Epi 2 year curriculum

  • Public Health Core Courses

    • MPH Biostatistics (PHS 6296-008; 2 cr.)
    • Introduction to Epidemiology (PHS 6330; 3 cr.)
    • Foundations in Public Health (PHS 6335; 3 cr.)
    • Public Health Applications (PHS 6324; 3 cr.)
    • Public Health Professional Development (PHS 6XXX; 3 cr.)
    • Health Policy & Management (PHS 6384; 3 cr.)
    • Public Health Practice (PHS 6070; 6 cr.)

    23 total credits
  • Epidemiology Required Courses

    • Epidemiological Methods (PHS 6333; 3 cr.)
    • Applied Statistical Methods (PHS 6347; 3 cr.)
    • Introduction to Data Management (PHS 6210; 2 cr.)
    • Social Determinants of Health (PHS 6296-006; 2 cr.)
    • Infectious Disease Epidemiology (PHS 6233; 2 cr.)
    • Chronic Disease Epidemiology (PHS 6234; 2 cr.)
    • Topics in Public Health (PHS 6012; 4 cr.)

    18 total credits

  • Additional Required Courses

    • Ethics of Scientific Research (MEHU 6101; 1 cr.)
    • Integrative Learning Experience (PHS 6011-002; 3 cr.)

    4 total credits

2018-2019 MPH Handbook: Download

 

2018-2019 Curriculum Plans:

1-year Epidemiology track

2-year Epidemiology track


Contacts

Preventive Medicine Graduate Programs
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110

p. (409) 772-6635

Cara Pennel, DrPH, MPH

Cara Pennel, DrPH, MPH
Director, Public Health Graduate Program

(409) 772-2288
clpennel@utmb.edu

Leslie Stalnaker, MPH
Coordinator II, Public Health Graduate Program

(409) 772-5271
lastalna@utmb.edu