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Master of Science in Epidemiology (PHHP)

Master of Science in Epidemiology (PHHP)

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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The Master of Science in Epidemiology degree is offered by the Department of Epidemiology, which is jointly governed by both the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine. The 36 credit program prepares students for careers in the public health arena that are focused on the surveillance and prevention of illnesses among diverse populations around the world. Students are trained in the foundational aspects of epidemiology including person, place and time, risk and protective factors, and the social determinants of health. Areas of focus include: chronic disease, infectious disease, geriatric, environmental, psychiatric, social, cancer and maternal and child health epidemiology. Graduates of the M.S. in Epidemiology program are trained to: Apply surveillance, assessment, evaluation, and other foundational epidemiological research designs to areas of interest, Choose appropriate measurement and analytic methods to study health and disease in a population, Utilize biological, behavioral and social theory to understand how to prevent and intervene to promote the public health. The program consists of required coursework and the successful completion of a thesis. The thesis is required to demonstrate skill in independent inquiry and investigation, under the tutelage of a mentor.

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