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Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
    Duration

About

The epidemiology and biostatistics emphasis area provides epidemiologic knowledge about the distribution and determinants of disease and other health-related conditions in human populations, and develops the methodological and analytical skills for study design and analysis of data.  Graduates are qualified for health service or research positions in local health departments, hospitals, nursing homes, academic institutions, industries, and government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Department of Public Health has an academic partnership with the Department of Anthropology for students pursuing both an MPH and an MA degree. Students in the MPH Program with an emphasis area in Epidemiology/Biostatistics are eligible to apply for admission into the MPH and the MA Programs simultaneously.  Students must apply and meet the admission criteria of both the MPH and MA programs in the same semester.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Health Administration 
  • Environmental Health 
  • Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health
  • Internship in Public Health 
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

  • A $60 application fee
  • Official transcripts and degrees or diplomas
  • GRE, GMAT, or MAT score from testing service
  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Test System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE) scores
  • Three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 15 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 15 months.
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Living costs for West Hattiesburg

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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