Academics

Department of Epidemiology

Degrees and programs


MPH in Epidemiology (+ global health option)

Program location: CU Anschutz

This two-year master's program will give you the tools you need to determine disease risk factors and evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and treatment efforts. In addition to general epidemiological principles, our CU Anschutz program will introduce you to chronic disease epidemiology, maternal-child epidemiology, non-communicable diseases, outbreak investigations, and disease genetics. In addition to the public health core areas, you'll take classes in biostatistics, research methods, and database design. You’ll also choose from a variety of elective courses so that you can hone in on what matters most to you. And if your interests are bigger than one country can contain, we offer the option to add an emphasis in global public health, where you’ll learn how to apply epidemiological principles in the global arena.

MPH in Epidemiology

Program location: CSU

This two-year master's program will give you the tools you need to determine disease risk factors and evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and treatment efforts. In addition to general epidemiological principles, our CSU program will introduce you to environmental epidemiology, zoonotic diseases, and health disparities. In addition to the public health core areas, you'll take classes in biostatistics, research methods, and database design. You’ll also choose from a variety of elective courses so that you can hone in on what matters most to you

MS in Epidemiology

Program location: CU Anschutz

This two-year program emphasizes epidemiological methods for studying the causes, distribution, and control of diseases in populations. You’ll learn how to analyze and manage data to help you address complex public health issues. In addition to collaborating with world-class researchers, you’ll take courses in analytical epidemiology, research methods, and biostatistics. You’ll also choose from a variety of elective courses to make your education match your interests.

PhD in Epidemiology

Program location: CU Anschutz

This program will train you to think like a scientist. Upon completion, you'll earn the highest academic degree possible. You'll gain experience examining the genetic, behavioral, environmental, and physiological factors that cause disease and developing effective prevention measures. With a focus on research methods and faculty mentoring, this program is a great fit for those looking for careers in research and teaching in academic, nonprofit, governmental, or private sectors.

DrPH in Epidemiology

Program location: CU Anschutz

In this program, you'll learn to identify factors that affect the health of a population and develop frameworks to guide interventions that improve public health. Upon completion, you'll be ready to become a public health leader. In addition to gaining critical skills in epidemiology—such as disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, study design, and more—you can also choose an area of specialty. Areas of focus include health data and information systems, chronic disease prevention and control, communicable disease prevention and control, injury prevention, or whatever else fuels your passion.