General Program Information
David Shoham, PhD, MSPH, Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
College of Public Health
902 W. Maple St.
Dr. Mildred Maisonet, Graduate Coordinator
149H Lamb Hall
The Epidemiology Graduate Certificate Program is a 16-credit 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:
- 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
- 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.
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.