Feb 06, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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General Program Information

Megan Quinn, DrPH, MSc, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
College of Public Health
149 E Lamb Hall
(423) 439-4427
e-mail: quinnm@etsu.edu
College website: www.etsu.edu/cph

Jennifer Hunt, Lecturer
MPH Coordinator
College of Public Health
Office 51M Lamb Hall
(423) 439-6135
Email: mphcoordinator@etsu.edu

Faculty: Billy Brooks; Ying Liu, Mildred Maisonet, Megan Quinn, Shimin Zheng.

The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) is a professional degree that offers competency-based preparation for public health practice in five different concentration areas - Biostatistics, Community Health, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Health Services Administration. Each concentration provides students with the required knowledge and skills to work in the respective area.

The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology offers the M.P.H. concentrations for biostatistics and epidemiology. For the other concentrations, please see the appropriate department.

Many courses are available in an online format through distance education technology. The M.P.H. concentration in Epidemiology can be obtained in a fully online format.

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.

Program Admission Requirements

Applicants to this program are required to use the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) which can be accessed at http://www.sophas.org. Application deadlines for Fall admission are: June 1st for domestic applicants and May 1st for international applicants.

The priority application deadline is February 1st (for early admissions decision, consideration for Graduate Assistantships, and Tuition Scholarships).

Admission to the graduate program in Public Health is based upon scholarship, letters of recommendation, and evidence of potential for success in a graduate program, including: A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.2 are encouraged to submit the GRE scores with their application.

For additional information, please contact the MPH Program Coordinator, mphcoordinator@etsu.edu.

Articulation Agreement

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology and subsequently are admitted into the MPH degree program with a concentration in epidemiology may have up to sixteen (16) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study as long as the courses fall within the matriculation limits.

Foundational Public Health Course

Students who have not earned a CEPH-accredited degree may be required to complete an additional course:

Public Health, M.P.H. Degree Requirements: 43 credits

Core Requirements 16 credits
Concentration 12 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 6 credits
Field Experience 6 credits
Capstone 3 credits
TOTAL 43 credits

 *See MPH Student Handbook for details on progression in the program including requirement for graduation. 

Advisor Approved Electives: 6 credits

Take 6 credits of Advisor Approved electives. 

Field Experience: 6 credits

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