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Public Health - Epidemiology, MPH

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , TX,
This degree is designed to provide a breadth of achievement in the five core disciplines of public health, as well as additional knowledge and skills in epidemiology. The goal of this program is to prepare students to put epidemiologic concepts and methods into public health practice, conduct research studies in public health, and interpret scientific evidence relevant to public health.


Upon graduation, MPH students in Epidemiology should be able to:

  • Identify key sources of data for epidemiological purposes
  • Identify the principles and limitations of public health screening programs
  • Describe a public health problem in terms of magnitude, person, time and place
  • Explain the importance of epidemiology for informing scientific, ethical, economic and political discussion of health issues
  • Comprehend basic ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of epidemiologic data
  • Apply basic epidemiologic concepts, definitions and study designs to public health practice and research
  • Calculate basic epidemiology measures
  • Communicate epidemiologic information to lay and professional audiences
  • Draw appropriate inferences from epidemiologic data
  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of epidemiologic reports

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology I
  • Foundations of Biostatistics
  • Intermediate Biostatistics
  • Social & Behavioral Aspects of Community Health
  • Introduction to Management and Policy Sciences
  • Overview of Environmental Health
  • Man’s Impact on the Environment

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation
    • All post-secondary and professional school transcripts 
    • GRE Scores 
    • Valid GRE Scores 
    • For GRE exams: a minimum combined score of 298 for Masters programs. For the Analytical Writing section, a score of at least 4.0 on a scale of 6.0 is preferred. GRE scores are valid within 5yrs of test date
    • For International students only: TOEFL scores 
    • Statement of Purpose and Objectives 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    980 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 980 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    980 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 980 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    233 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 233 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 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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