24 months
1398 USD/credit 25164 USD/year
1398 USD/credit 25164 USD/year
1020 USD/credit 18360 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Epidemiology in Temple University’s College of Public Health prepares students for advanced study and research-oriented careers in epidemiology. 


Students learn to use rigorous epidemiologic methods and appropriate analyses to answer pressing research questions related to the public’s health. The master’s degree program will prepare you as a public health professional with expertise in:

  • application of modern statistical computing software, such as SAS and R, and statistical methods for large and complex data sets in public health and medicine;
  • data management of health-related cross-sectional, experimental, longitudinal and survey data;
  • study design and appropriate data analyses that can be used to accurately quantify and assess population-based, health-related outcomes; and
  • proficiently interpreting and presenting results to various audiences.

Epidemiology offered by Temple University is considered the foundational science of public health. It allows researchers and practitioners to identify and understand the descriptive characteristics, determinants and risk factors that influence the public’s health. Students in the Epidemiology MS degree program examine complex global and local challenges related to chronic and infectious diseases; train to understand determinants of, and methodological issues in, cancer and social epidemiology; and apply their knowledge and skills to develop projects that seek to answer timely research questions.

Future Career

Our graduates are prepared for doctoral programs, as well as for work in a wide range of settings, including academic institutions; applied research settings in health systems and hospitals; federal agencies (such as the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control);  and local and state health departments. Graduates might pursue careers as epidemiologists; healthcare analysts, health equity managers or health system specialists; research/program managers and analysts; and other positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  •  Structural Equation Modeling
  • Research Methods in Public Health
  • Epidemiological Research Methods 
  • Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS
  • Grantsmanship in Health Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Take a standardized test
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration
  • Statement of Goals: Write a well-considered 500- to 1,000-word statement of purpose that articulates your interests in public health and our program in particular.
  • Resume: Current resume or CV required.
  • Interview: An interview may be required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25164 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1398 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    25164 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1398 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1020 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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