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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Epidemiology, Graduate Certificate*

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General Program Information

David Shoham, PhD, MSPH, Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
College of Public Health
902 W. Maple St.
(423) 439-4477
College website:

Dr. Mildred Maisonet, Graduate Coordinator
149H Lamb Hall 
Box 70259
(423) 439-4486

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:

  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. 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 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.

Epidemiology, Graduate Certificate Requirements: 16 credits

Required Courses 16 credits
TOTAL 16 credits


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.

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.

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