Public Health, M.P.H. (Epidemiology Concentration)

Master Public Health Epidemiology

100% Online Public Health M.P.H.
Epidemiology Concentration

Online M.P.H., Epidemiology Concentration, Program Overview

Epidemiology is sometimes referred to as the “basic science of public health”. Epidemiologists are health professionals who study health, illness, and injuries in human populations for the purpose of identifying risk factors and causes. Epidemiologists use the knowledge gained to guide disease prevention and control activities. Students taking the epidemiology concentration should have strong skills in mathematics and be analytic and organized in their approach to problem solving.

This online Master of Public Health degree program was designed with working professionals in mind, offering the flexibility and convenience of online coursework led by the same faculty teaching on our campus.


Admission to the graduate program in public health is based upon scholarship, letters of recommendation, and evidence of potential mastery including:

  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75
  • Satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

For additional information, please contact us.

Applications are accepted once a year only, for entry into the fall semester and must be received by March 1 for consideration. Applicants to this program are required to use the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) which can be accessed at www.SOPHAS.org.

Students who have completed the Rural Health Graduate Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the MPH in Community Health may have up to fifteen (15) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study.

Your Online Master of Public Health, Epidemiology Concentration, Program

Core M.P.H. Course Requirements

  • HSMP 5020 - Philosophy of Public Health (1 credit)
  • ENVH 5100 - Environmental Health Practice I (3 credits)
  • COBH 5200 - Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health (3 credits)
  • BSTA 5310 - Biostatistics I (3 credits) EPID 5400 - Epidemiology I (3 credits)
  • HSMP 5500 - Health Service Administration (3 credits)

Total Core Hour Requirements: 16 Credit Hours

Epidemiology Concentration Required Courses

  • BSTA 5350 - Biostatistics II (3 credits)
  • EPID 5405 - Epidemiology II (3 credits)
  • EPID 5430 - Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (3 credits)
  • EPID 5420 - Epidemiology of Chronic Disease (3 credits)

Electives : 9 credit hours Electives must be selected in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and may be taken in any area appropriate to the student’s professional goals.

Field Experience: 6 credit hours required

  • EPID 5850 - Public Health Program Field Experience - Epidemiology (1-6 credits)

Total Hours Required Epidemiology Concentration: 43 Credit Hours

Source: ETSU 2014 - 2015 Graduate Catalog
Public Health M.P.H. Epidemiology Concentration


2014-15 ETSU graduate base tuition plus online fees*:

  • $542 per credit hour for in-state students
  • $688 per credit hour for eRate for out-of-state students

*Tuition cost reflected here includes 2014-2015 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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