Programs and Degrees

The Department of Epidemiology offers two graduate degrees in five programs of study. Applicants to any concentration within epidemiology represent broad and diverse skill sets and backgrounds that include, but are not limited to: biology, pre-med or pre-dental studies, nursing, zoology, microbiology, mathematics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

Master of Public Health (MPH) 

The 42-60 credit hour (2-year) Master of Public Health (MPH) degree prepares students for careers in research, teaching, government and industry. 

The program offers four concentrations with differing requirements and curriculum: 

  • General Epidemiology
  • Global Health Epidemiology
  • Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology
  • Hospital & Molecular Epidemiology

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Master of Science in Clinical Research (MS) 

The 18-month Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) program is a research training program designed specifically for U-M students in healthcare professional degree programs. Students take time out to complete an intensive, yearlong master’s program in clinical research. The program requires 38 credit hours and is designed to fill a unique gap in the educational training for clinical and translational researchers by introducing students to clinical research early in their professional careers.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The PhD program in Epidemiologic Science is administered by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Its objective is to produce scientists who are experts in recognition and investigation of those basic aspects of etiology and pathogenesis of disease relevant to prevention and control of infectious and non-infectious diseases. Graduates are qualified for positions in academia, research institutes, government, and industry.

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