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.

Required Courses (18 credits)

PHC 6003Chronic Disease Epidemiology3
PHC 6000Epidemiology I: Introduction to Public Health Epidemiology3
PHC 6001Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology3
PHC 6004Injury Epidemiology and Prevention3
PHC 6009AIDS Epidemiology and Control3
PHC 6536Health Demography3

Alternate Courses (6 credit maximum)

If students are proficient in any one area covered by the required courses, the following courses may be substituted:

PHC 6012Current Research in Epidemiology3
PHC 6014Behavioral Epidemiology3
PHC 6013Epidemiology II: Observational Design3
PHC 6016Social Epidemiology3

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Graduation (completion) Requirements

Completion of 18 graduate credits with an overall ‘B’ average.