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Epidemiology, M.P.H.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Master of Public Health in Epidemiology in Temple University’s College of Public Health prepares students for practice- and research-oriented careers in epidemiology. 

Overview

Program Overview

Students of the Epidemiology program at Temple University 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:

  • study design and appropriate data analyses that can be used to accurately quantify and assess population-based, health-related outcomes;
  • application of modern statistical computing software, such as SAS and R, and statistical methods for large and complex data sets in public health;
  • data management of health-related cross-sectional, experimental, longitudinal and survey data; and
  • real-world problem solving through experiential training.

Epidemiology is considered the foundational science of public health—it allows us to identify and understand the descriptive characteristics, determinants and risk factors that influence the public’s health. Students in the Epidemiology MPH 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 in community settings.  

Our graduates are prepared to work in a wide range of settings. Students who select electives in advanced epidemiologic methods and biostatistics are also well-prepared for doctoral programs in epidemiology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions
  • Public Health Core Courses
  • Environmental Health
  • Biostatistics
  • Applied Analysis of Health
  • Epidemiological Research Methods I
  • Political and Economic Aspects of Health

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Students can complete the degree program through evening classes and online courses.

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Full-time students usually complete the program within two academic years. Part-time students usually take three to four years to complete their degree.

  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • 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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • GRE: Required. While the program takes a portfolio approach to admissions, standardized tests provide important insight into quantitative and verbal abilities. Standardized tests considered in lieu of the GRE include DAT, GMAT, MCAT, OAT, and PCAT. The LSAT, which is also considered for some M.P.H. specialties, is not accepted when applying for Applied Biostatistics or Epidemiology.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    153

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    144

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1358 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1358 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1358 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1358 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    988 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 988 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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