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Earn Your MPH Specializing in Epidemiology

If you are interested in developing big-picture solutions to public health crises, a degree in epidemiology may be the perfect fit for you. Epidemiologists are concerned with the surveillance and investigation of data trends in health and disease. You’ll study the factors that contribute to the spread of diseases and work to find data-based solutions in preventing their transmission.

Public health problems or events that are commonly investigated include*:

Environmental exposures

Infectious diseases

Common injuries

Non-infectious diseases

Natural disaster


Join a Critically In-Demand Field

Epidemiologists earn a median salary of $78,830 with 30% growth expected from 2020 to 2030, according to the BLS. Additionally, there are a variety of careers under the epidemiology umbrella, such as:

  • Academic research epidemiologist
  • Infection control epidemiologist
  • Clinical trial research epidemiologist
  • Field epidemiologist
  • Epidemiology investigator
  • Molecular epidemiologist

View more career information on our Careers page.

Courses specific to the Epidemiology concentration:

  • Observational and Interventional Study Design
  • Data Management & Data Analysis
  • Advanced Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Applied Epidemiology
  • Advanced Epidemiologic Methods

By specializing your online MPH in Epidemiology, you can acquire the skills and knowledge to identify and respond to emerging public health issues. You can also learn to collaborate with a variety of public health and clinical health practitioners to conduct research and analysis that results in structured, data-based solutions to community health events.