MPH, Concentration in Epidemiology

Overall

The MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology provides students with in-depth training in epidemiologic research and practice. The required curriculum focuses on theory and methods, which are utilized by students in real-world opportunities during the preceptorship and culminating experience project.

This program is supported by the Department of Epidemiology.

Completion of all course requirements, including the two final projects (preceptorship and culminating experience), ensures that graduates have attained the MPH core competencies and the MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology competencies:

MPH Core Program Competencies
MPH Epidemiology Program Competencies

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Biology Competency Requirement: Students are required to pass all 3 exams or successfully complete the courses prior to or within the first semester of coursework. Courses do NOT count toward the minimum 42 credit hours for the MPH degree. View more information on Public Health Biology Competency exam.

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Recommended Course Schedule for MPH Concentration in Epidemiology (EPI)
Full-Time Enrollment – Guide for Students Starting Fall Semester

Fall Year 1

ENVH 5102: Environ & Occupational Health (3)
BIOS 5013: Biostatistics I (3)
EPID 5112: Epidemiology I (3)

Spring Year 1

EPID 5322: Epidemiology II (3)
HBHE 5104: Health Behavior & Health Education (3)
BIOS 5212: Biostatistics II: Advanced Linear Models (3)

Summer Year 1

HBHE 5103: The Health Care System (3)
EPID 5573: Data Mgmt & Programming for Epi (3)

Fall Year 2

EPID 5334: Epidemiology III (3)
*EPI – Elective 1 of 3
COPH 5989: Applied Practice Experience (3)

Spring Year 2

**EPI – Selective 1 of 4
COPH 5003: Intro to Public Health (3)
COPH 5991: Integrative Learning Experience Seminar (1)
COPH 5992: Integrative Learning Experience Project (2)

*Electives
EPID 6324: Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology (3)
EPID 5335: Molecular Epidemiology (3)
COPH 5346: Social Determinants of Health (3)

**Selectives
EPID 5225: Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (3)
EPID 5326: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3)
EPID 6121: Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance (3)
EPID 5332: Cancer Epidemiology (3)


Recommended Course Schedule for MPH Concentration in Epidemiology (EPI)
Full-Time Enrollment – Guide for Spring Semester

Spring Year 1

EPID 5112: Epidemiology I (3)
BIOS 5013: Biostatistics I (3)
HBHE 5104: Health Behavior & Health Education (3)

Summer Year 1

HBHE 5103: The Health Care System (3)
EPID 5573: Data Mgmt & Programming for Epi (3)

Fall Year 1

EPID 5322: Epidemiology II (3)
*EPI – Elective 1 of 3
ENVH 5102: Environmental & Occupational Health (3)

Spring Year 2

**EPI – Selective 1 of 4
COPH 5003: Intro to Public Health (3)
BIOS 5212: Biostatistics II: Advanced Linear Models (3)

Summer Year 2

*EPI – Elective 1 of 3
COPH 5989: Applied Practice Experience (3)

Fall Year 2

EPID 5334: Epidemiology III (3)
COPH 5991: Integrative Learning Experience Seminar (1)
COPH 5992: Integrative Learning Experience Project (2)

*Electives
EPID 6324: Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology (3)
EPID 5335: Molecular Epidemiology (3)
COPH 5346: Social Determinants of Health (3)

**Selectives
EPID 5225: Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (3)
EPID 5326: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3)
EPID 6121: Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance (3)
EPID 5332: Cancer Epidemiology (3)


Recommended Course Schedule for MPH Concentration in Epidemiology (EPI)
Full-Time Enrollment – Guide for Summer Semester

Summer Year 1

HBHE 5103: The Health Care System (3)
EPID 5573: Data Mgmt & Programming for Epi (3)

Fall Year 1

EPID 5112: Epidemiology I (3)
BIOS 5013: Biostatistics I (3)
ENVH 5102: Environmental & Occupational Health (3)

Spring Year 1
EPID 5322: Epidemiology II (3)
**EPI – Selective 1 of 4
BIOS 5212: Biostatistics II: Advanced Linear Models (3)

Summer Year 2

COPH 5003: Intro to Public Health (3)
HBHE 5104: Health Behavior & Health Education (3)

Fall Year 2
EPID 5334: Epidemiology III (3)
*EPI – Elective 1 of 3
COPH 5989: Applied Practice Experience (3)

Spring Year 2

COPH 5991: Integrative Learning Experience Seminar (1)
COPH 5992: Integrative Learning Experience Project (2)

*Electives
EPID 6324: Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology (3)
EPID 5335: Molecular Epidemiology (3)
COPH 5346: Social Determinants of Health (3)

**Selectives
EPID 5225: Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (3)
EPID 5326: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3)
EPID 6121: Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance (3)
EPID 5332: Cancer Epidemiology (3)


For More Information

Kristy Caldwell, DrPH, MPH
Office of Student Services
4301 West Markham, Mail Slot #820
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (501) 526-6605
Email: JonesKristyK@uams.edu