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    East Tennessee State University
  Dec 18, 2017
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Epidemiology Graduate Certificate*

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General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:
Mary Duncan;; 423-439-4302

Megan Quinn, DrPh, Graduate Coordinator
149 Lamb Hall
Box 70259, 423-439-4427

James L. Anderson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

College of Public Health
149 Lamb Hall
Box 70259
(423) 439-4477

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.

Admission to the Program

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

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. 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:

  1. an application;
  2. three (3) letters of recommendation; and
  3. 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.

Total Core Hours: 9 Credit Hours

Total Concentration Hours: 6 Credit Hours

Total Required Coursework Hours: 15 Credit Hours

Additional Information

A student may use a course from the following list to replace a required course previously taken at another institution or completed in fulfillment of another degree at ETSU.

Gainful Employment

*This is a Gainful Employment Program. For information about Gainful Employment programs, please see

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