Michigan State University

24 months
27792 USD/year
27792 USD/year
14144 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The master's degree program in Epidemiology from Michigan State University is designed to produce individuals competent to undertake research in epidemiology and to participate in epidemiologic work as a part of public health practice.


Required core courses concentrate on the population approach to disease, quantification of disease frequency, approaches to acute disease outbreaks, relevant biostatistical techniques, sources of health data, research design and analysis, and the development of skills in epidemiologic judgment. Specialized elective courses are offered in epidemiologic aspects of heart disease, cancer, reproductive health, and communicable diseases.

Learning outcomes

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Michigan State University offers several graduate-level educational opportunities including Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in epidemiology, a Master of Science degree program in biostatistics, postdoctoral research training in epidemiology and biostatistics, and an epidemiology certificate program as a non-degree graduate program at the undergraduate level. The department also offers a Minor in Global Public Health and Epidemiology. The Department faculty also teach epidemiology and biostatistics to students pursuing medical or other graduate degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biostatistics
  • Introductory Epidemiology
  • Causal Inference in Epidemiology
  • Investigation of Disease Outbreaks
  • Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases
  • Research Methods in Epidemiology
  • Seminar in Responsible Conduct of Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree is required for admission to the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27792 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27792 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14144 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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