The Master of Science in Epidemiology is offered by the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The Master of Science degree in Epidemiology is designed for individuals who wish to pursue training in epidemiological research. It is anticipated that graduates will occupy positions as research administrators, program managers, analysts, and evaluators in universities, health departments, governmental agencies, and similar organizations.
Students have the option of either a general MS degree in Epidemiology or a specialization in clinical epidemiology. The requirements for these two tracks vary slightly. Students who are interested in clinical epidemiology should contact the Epidemiology Section Chair for additional information.
The overall course of study for the MS degree will be developed by the student and the Faculty Advisor and approved by the student's Graduate Committee and Chair of the Epidemiology Section. On average, the MS program requires approximately two years for completion. The first year is usually devoted to core coursework and completion of the qualifying exam. The second year is focused on remaining coursework and development of the master's thesis research.
View more about the program and the curriculum at: http://publichealth.arizona.edu/academics/masters/ms/epi
Arizona's first and only accredited college of public health, the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is uniquely situated in the culturally rich and diverse Southwest. Distinguished for our outstanding community-based research and for our focus on eliminating health disparities among populations of the Southwest and globally, the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health offers tremendous opportunities to its students for education, research and community involvement.
The College of Public Health's interdisciplinary activities are enhanced by being part of the Arizona Health Sciences Center with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. The College consistently ranks among the top five in American Indian and Hispanic graduates and students enrolled among accredited schools of public health, according to recent data from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. In addition, the University of Arizona is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities, a prestigious organization that recognizes universities that have developed exceptionally strong overall research and academic programs.
College of Public Health
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
View more detailed admissions criteria at: http://publichealth.arizona.edu/prospective-students/ms-phd-epi-admissions-criteria
Applications should be submitted through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for schools and programs of public health, at www.sophas.org.
GRE - Send scores to the University of Arizona College of Public Health/SOPHAS, code 4253
International Students - Tests of English Proficiency
International applicants are required by the UA Graduate College to submit a TOEFL score of 90 on the iBT (web-based) test. For students who take the IELTS examination, an overall score of 7 is required, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual band or module. TOEFL and IELTS test scores must be dated within two years of the year of enrollment. Students may be requested to enter the Center for English as a Second Language to improve their verbal skills.
SOPHAS TOEFL Scores - Code 5688
SOPHAS IELTS Scores - Code SOPHAS
A variety of funding is available in the form of scholarships/fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships. More information regarding tuition and financial assistance is available at: http://publichealth.arizona.edu/prospective-students/tuition-financial-assistance
Federal Financial Aid https://financialaid.arizona.edu/apply-for-aid/graduate-professional
Fall Deadline: December 1
Note: Students who apply by the priority deadline will be given the highest priority for admissions and consideration for scholarships and assistantships.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program:
Required Major Courses (23 units)
9 Unit Track Options – Students will select an area of specialization that aligns with their research program. Choose from the following tracks:
Clinical Research Track – Select 9 units from the following
Infectious Diseases Track
Field Method Track – Select 9 units from the following
Lifecourse/ Chronic Epi Track – Select 9 units from the following
Required Master's Thesis, EPID 910 (minimum 4 units)
Total Minimum Credit Requirements for Master of Science in Epidemiology = 36 units
There are no required electives beyond those listed in the tracks above.
Oral Defense of Thesis Research
The MS student is required to complete a formal defense of the thesis research in a public seminar, followed by an oral examination by the candidate's Thesis Committee.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
|Application Acceptance Rate||53.33%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||2.00|
|Enrollment Percent Male||30%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||70%|
|Enrollment Percent International||10%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||50%|