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  • Contact:
  • B601 West Fee Hall
    Department of Epidemiology
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    United States
    Phone: 517-432-3921

  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus

  • Description:
  • The Department of Epidemiology, located within Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine, offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Science (MSc), and a Certificate in Epidemiology. Non-degree candidates who have Graduate Lifelong Education status may be allowed to take individual courses, depending upon departmental or instructor approval. Introductory courses in epidemiology and biostatistics, as well as a seminar series, have been held in the late afternoon or early evening to facilitate participation by working professionals.

    The master's degree program is designed to provide students with the epidemiologic and biostatistical skills essential to engaging in clinical and population-based research. Students are trained in a wide range of applications of epidemiologic methods, from investigation into the causes of disease to the means for prevention. The program prepares students to participate in public health activities sponsored by government and non-governmental organizations such as health planning, disease control, and community health projects.

    The PhD program is designed for students who plan to become independent researchers in epidemiology. Emphasis is on the development and mastery of epidemiologic and biostatistical skills required for the highest levels of scholarship, investigation, and leadership in public health work. Students design and complete their own investigator-initiated research projects, and are prepared to compete for research grant awards supported by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies that fund epidemiology research. Learning experiences are pursued through coursework and readings, apprenticeships with supervising faculty and often in a research team, and completion of the dissertation research project.

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