Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology

This graduate certificate seeks to provide graduate-level instruction in epidemiology to non-graduate-degreed practitioners. Students shall be provided with a scientific foundation to utilize the fundamentals of biometry to describe and study variables related to disease risk, and to organize and maintain databases, while at the same time be provided with opportunities for practical application. This certificate program is open to non-degree-seeking students only.

Program requirements

The Graduate Certificate requires the completion of 18 graduate credits. The student must demonstrate proficiency in research methodology, basic statistical and computer skills related to distribution and determinants of disease. If students are proficient in any one area covered by the required courses, alternative courses may be selected. Substitution of courses must be approved by the advisor. Students should consult with advisors since new courses are frequently added, and some courses have prerequisites and enrollment stipulations.

Program track sheet

Required courses (6 credits)

PHC 6000

Epidemiology I: Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology


PHC 6013

Epidemiology II: Observational Design


Elective Courses (12 credits)

Students may select 12 credits from the following courses:

PHC 6003

Chronic Disease Epidemiology


PHC 6008

Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology


PHC 6009

AIDS Epidemiology and Control


PHC 6016

Social Epidemiology


PHC 6703

Epidemiology Methods: Experimental Design


PHC 6441

Epidemiology of Health Disparity


PHC 6536

Health Demography