M.Sc. On Campus


University of Wisconsin Madison

24 months
25548 USD/year
25548 USD/year
12220 USD/year
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The University of Wisconsin Madison offers a degree in Epidemiology, the scientific discipline primarily concerned with identifying the distribution and causes of disease in populations. It encompasses a rich methodology including experimental study designs, statistical methods, an understanding of pathogens, environmental and behavioral risk factors, and human biology.


Epidemiological methods have evolved to meet threats of global infectious diseases and the complex health challenges presented by an aging population, as well as to capitalize on the expanding understanding of human genetics. 

As the fundamental discipline of public health, epidemiology provides essential knowledge to design, implement, and assess approaches to effectively prevent disease and improve quality of life in the population.

The research-oriented Epidemiology degree programs at the University of Wisconsin Madison are designed to provide rigorous training to develop students' abilities to synthesize knowledge and skills needed to address today's health-related problems. Faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Population Health Sciences engage in a wide variety of epidemiological and health services world-class research projects. The interdisciplinary focus allows students the flexibility to work with a wide array of research/faculty on campus.

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate, critique, and elaborate the methodological, biostatistical, and biologic foundations of research and practice of Epidemiology.
  • Identify literature and data sources, assemble, evaluate and synthesize evidence through critical review and data analysis pertaining to questions and challenges about causes and distribution of diseases and other factors related to health .
  • Demonstrate understanding of Epidemiology in its subject matter, historical and social context.
  • Select and utilize the most appropriate study designs and statistical methods for answering questions in Epidemiology.
  • Communicate clearly both in writing and orally in ways appropriate to Epidemiology.
  • Advance contributions to society of the methods and knowledge base of Epidemiology.
  • Recognize and apply principles of ethical professional conduct in their scholarship.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • AS Programming for Population Health
  • Biostatistics for Population Health
  • Regression Methods for Population Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Advanced Epidemiology: Causal Inference in Epidemiological Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree with a grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), although successful applicants generally have GPAs above 3.0
  • GRE scores are required for admission
  • Applicants whose native language or language of study is not English must submit official TOEFL scores
  • Transcripts must show evidence of quantitative preparation, including at least one semester of calculus as well as a two-semester courses in college-level biology. A personal statement and three letters of recommendation are required
  • Upon entry to the graduate program, students are matched with a faculty advisor

Tuition Fee

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    25548 USD/year
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  • National

    25548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12220 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 USD /month
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