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    East Tennessee State University
  Dec 14, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Epidemiology Graduate Certificate*

General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:
Stacie Hill;; 423-439-4302

Dr. Claudia Kozinetz, Graduate Coordinator & Department Chair
149G Lamb Hall
Box 70259, 423-439-4449


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.

Articulation Agreement

Students who have completed the Epidemiology Graduate Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the MPH with concentration in Epidemiology may have up to fifteen (15) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study as long as the courses fall within the matriculation limits.

Core Requirements

Total Core Hours: 6 Credit Hours

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

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