Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and injuries, and other health states in human populations. As the fundamental science of public health practice, epidemiology provides the conceptual and applied tools necessary for the study of public health problems.
Our proximity to the nation’s capital offers students unparalleled opportunities for research experiences in public health, including placements at the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at University of Maryland, and many other national, state, and local health agencies.
Facilities and Special Resources
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics faculty includes individuals with multi-faceted interests in both epidemiology and biostatistics. Our faculty has multi-faceted interests and expertise in the epidemiology of infectious disease and chronic disease with particular focus in the areas of HIV/STIs, cancer, health disparities, cardiovascular disease, obesity/physical activity, and sexual and reproductive health. Additional areas of specialization include social and behavioral determinants of health, aging, cultural competency, and community-based interventions. Biostatistics faculty apply statistical techniques including survival and longitudinal analysis, computational statistics, statistical analysis of genomic and proteomic data, machine learning, neuroimaging statistics, (network) meta-analysis, missing data analysis, Bayesian hierarchical methods, and bioinformatics to analyze and interpret health data.
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- Foundations of Epidemiology
- Intermediate Epidemiology
- Epidemiologic Study Design
- Chronic Disease Epidemiology
- Infectious Disease Epidemiology
- Social Determinants of Health
- Epidemiology of Health Disparities
- Genetic in Public Health
- Epidemiology of Physical Activity
- Epidemiology of Obesity
- Public Health and Research Ethics
- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, National
- Deadline passed, International
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- Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA; outstanding performance in quantitative-oriented courses.
- Official GRE scores taken within the past 5 years
- 3 letters of recommendation that address your academic capabilities.
- Your statement of purpose
- Relevant academic/work experience, including previous coursework in mathematics, statistical methods, and/or statistics software packages.
International39000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National39000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
In-State17544 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8772 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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