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.
Program of Study
Program of Study
Epidemiology is the "basic science of public health," and as such epidemiologists are health professionals who study disease, illness, and injuries and attempt to determine: who becomes ill; why certain people are more likely to become ill: and how to prevent the spread of illness. Epidemiologists are public health professionals who investigate patterns and causes of disease and injury in humans. They seek to reduce the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes through research, community education, and health policy.
Information including curriculum and completion requirements can be found in the ETSU Graduate Catalog Entry for the Epidemiology Graduate Certificate Program.
Program Admission Requirements
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.
Tuition, Fee, and Financial Assistance
ETSU eRate (for out-of-state students taking ALL course work online in any semester)
Border County Information: Students in North Carolina and Virginia living in counties bordering Tennessee may
receive in-state tuition. For more detailed tuition information based on your specific situation, please contact
the ETSU Office of Admissions.
Student accounts, payment calendars, and payment plan information
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