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.
- 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
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesHealth Sciences Epidemiology View 78 other Masters in Epidemiology in United States
- Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
- At least one undergraduate math course (M.S. applicants)
- Transcripts from all previous coursework
- English proficiency test score (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE) (international applicants)
- Statement of purpose and objectives including career and educational goals, professional experience, and areas of interest
- SOPHAS Application: Applications for this School of Public Health Program must first be submitted through the Public Health application system. SPH applicants should only complete the UMD application after their SOPHAS application has been verified and you have been notified to complete the UMD application
International38385 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
National38385 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State17280 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 24 months.
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