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MSc Epidemiology

Epidemiology degree offered by the University of Arizona is designed for individuals who wish to pursue training in epidemiological research.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

It is anticipated that graduates will occupy positions as research administrators, program managers, analysts, and evaluators in universities, health departments, governmental agencies, and similar organizations.

Students have the option of either a general MS degree in Epidemiology or a specialization in clinical epidemiology. The requirements for these two tracks vary slightly. Students who are interested in clinical epidemiology should contact the Epidemiology Section Chair for additional information.

Educational Opportunity

The overall course of study for the Epidemiology degree offered by the University of Arizona degree will be developed by the student and the Faculty Advisor and approved by the student’s Graduate Committee and Chair of the Epidemiology Section.

On average, the MS program requires approximately two years for completion. The first year is usually devoted to core coursework and completion of the qualifying exam. The second year is focused on remaining coursework and development of the master’s thesis research.

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

Study Content

  • Basic Principles of Epidemiology
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Advanced Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics in Public Health
  • Biostatistics for Research
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
  • Epidemiology Seminar

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