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Department of Epidemiology
Hospital & Molecular Epidemiology
Master's of Public Health
The Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology (H.M.E.) track emphasizes integrating laboratory methods with the principles and methods of epidemiology and biostatistics as applied to human health. Coursework includes epidemiology, biostatistics, and lecture and structured laboratory courses covering microbiology and molecular biology. The M.P.H. in H.M.E. is given in 42-hour and 60-hour sequences. Both programs are intended to train students in the diverse skills required in the practice of hospital and molecular epidemiology. Many of our applicants hold a bachelor's degree with a major in biology or a related area such as premedical or predental studies, nursing, zoology, or microbiology. For students with doctoral degrees (M.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Ph.D.) requirements can be met in a minimum of 3 terms (42 credit hours), though some with unusual training backgrounds may need longer programs. The 42 credit hour program emphasizes laboratory based research skills in the fields of bacteriology, and virology. The 60 credit hour program is typically finished after 4 terms. Students in the 60 credit hour program are required to gain experience in the field and/or laboratory in a relevant area of study.
There are four major areas in the Hospital and Molecular Curriculum:
In addition to the core courses listed above, students in the Department may choose from a wide range of electives including courses within the Epidemiology Department or elsewhere in the School and University. Examples include courses in cancer epidemiology, social epidemiology, nutrition, reproductive health and genetics.
Graduation requirements for all M.P.H. programs can be viewed by visiting the M.P.H. Graduation Requirements page.
Information on the M.P.H. admissions process can be found at this link: M.P.H. Admissions
Masters of Science (M.S.) in Hospital & Molecular EPID
Click HERE to see the graduation requirements for the joint program with Microbiology & Immunology Ph.D. program and the Epidemiology HME M.S. program. Students must be admitted to the Microbiology & Immunology Ph.D. program prior to applying to this EPID MS program.