Kaplan University offers the Master of Public Health with an Emphasis in Epidemiology in the online format. It is designed for individuals seeking leadership and managerial positions in the public health industry specifically in the field of epidemiology. Epidemiology is essentially the study of infectious diseases. Students will learn to apply its principles as well as health statistics as applied on different contexts.
Total program length is sixty (60) credit hours. Students are required to complete Core Courses and Emphasis Area Courses. Core Courses include Organizational Development for Healthcare, Healthcare Finance and Economics, Health Information Management and Assessment, Health Behavior, Applied Biostatistics for Health Professionals, Applied Epidemiology for Health Professionals, Occupational and Environmental Health, Public Health Biology, Health Policy and Ethics in Public Health, Disaster Management Public Health Professionals, and the Master’s Capstone in Public Health. Emphasis Area Courses consist of Data Management, Systems in Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, and International Epidemiology and Global Health.
Graduates are expected to be able to apply scientific research plus epidemiological and statistical methods in public health practice, develop public health policies and programs for the community, design effective health education programs, and assess the impact of environmental and occupational factors on people’s health. Possible job positions are as epidemiologist, program coordinator, healthcare consultant, and executive director. Students can also pursue further studies through a Doctoral Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Health Science, or Healthcare Administration.
Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree. Accreditation is provided by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.