Master of Science (MS) in Epidemiology Program By School of Public Health and Information Sciences University of Louisville |Top Universities
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep

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Masters of Public Health (MPH) students who choose a second-year concentration in epidemiology receive advanced training in the theory and methods of epidemiology, with an emphasis on descriptive epidemiology, field methods (e.g. the investigation of disease outbreaks), disease surveillance and the use of various public health databases.  This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in epidemiologic practice in local, state and federal health agencies. Click here to learn more about the MPH Program.

The Master of Science in Epidemiology provides intensive education and training in the concepts and methods of epidemiology and biostatistics for those interested in careers in research on the determinants of health and disease in populations. The program differs from the MPH in the level of depth and rigorous focus on skills needed for epidemiologic research. It is targeted at health professionals seeking more intensive training in research and provides a pathway to the doctoral degree in epidemiology. Click here to view the MS in Epidemiology curriculum.

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The University of Louisville is situated in Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky. Ranked third among the ‘Great Affordable College Towns in the US’ by Great Value Colleges, Louisville is the headquarter of healthcare providers including Norton Healthcare, KentuckyOne Health, Kindred Healthcare, Humana Inc., etc. providing many career opportunities for healthcare professionals. Louisville is also a significant manufacturing center which includes two Ford plants and General Electric Appliances. Louisville is also the birthplace of legendary boxer Mohammad Ali and home of Kentucky Derby.



The University of Louisville is known for many things, most notably, its history of innovations in the Medical field. Foe example, it opened the first trauma center in 1911; carried out the first auto blood transfusion in 1935; the first pap smear in 1970; completed the first self-contained artificial heart transplant in 2001. Its contributions towards healthcare research are also highly commendable.



Louisville proudly sports a 5-star rating from Campus Pride for its LGBTQ-friendliness, demonstrating the university’s desire to meet the needs of all its students, no matter their gender or sexual expression.

UofL has also been awarded the highest sustainable rating in Kentucky by Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).



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