Epidemiology Certificate

Epidemiology Certificate

Epidemiology Graduate Certificate
Program Overview

The Epidemiology Graduate Certificate Program is a 15-credit-hour program designed to provide the learner with a basic understanding of the concepts of epidemiology used in public health practice. Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease, illness, and injury.

This online Graduate Certificate program was designed with working professionals in mind, offering the flexibility and convenience of online coursework. Please contact us for more detailed information about this program.


The criteria for admission to the Epidemiology Graduate Certificate Program include:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Application materials which must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies include: an application; three (3) letters of recommendation; and official transcripts from all colleges attended.

All applications will be evaluated by an admission committee. Letters of recommendation are waived for applicants of the Tennessee Public Health Workforce Development Consortium.

Your Epidemiology Graduate Certificate Program

Core Requirements

  • BSTA 5310 - Biostatistics I (3 credits)
  • EPID 5400 - Epidemiology I (3 credits)

Total Core Hours: 6 Credit Hours

Concentration Requirements

  • EPID 5405 - Epidemiology II (3 credits)
  • EPID 5420 - Epidemiology of Chronic Disease (3 credits)
  • EPID 5430 - Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (3 credits)

Total Concentration Hours: 9 Credit Hours

If a student has previously completed one of the courses listed in the certificate program at another institution or in fulfillment of another degree at ETSU, the student should work with the academic advisor to choose an appropriate course to substitute for the certificate requirements.

Total Required Coursework Hours: 15 Credit Hours

Source: ETSU 2015 - 2016 Graduate Catalog
Epidemiology Graduate Certificate Program


2015-16 ETSU graduate base tuition plus online fees*:

  • $554 per credit hour for in-state students
  • $706 per credit hour for eRate for out-of-state students

*Tuition cost reflected here includes 2015-2016 base tuition and online fees only and does not include RODP courses and programs. Some courses and programs may have additional fees. More information can be found on the University Tuition and Fee Information and the Incidental Fee Information pages.

Students meeting the requirements for Border County residency qualify for in-state tuition rates. 

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