The certificate program provides basic information and training related to infectious diseases. It is designed for a broad range of individuals, including graduate students, international public health professionals, laboratory professionals, physicians, nurses, veterinarians, and medical technologists.

At this time, applications are only being accepted from current University of Iowa degree-seeking graduate students.

The Certificate in Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemiology requires 12-13 s.h. of graduate credit.

Three of the certificate's required courses must be completed on campus: EPID:5570 Zoonotic Diseases, EPID:5580 Public Health Laboratory Techniques, and EPID:5590 Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology or EPID:6550 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. The remaining courses may be completed on campus or by distance education.

Students must complete the certificate's required course work within five years of entering the program and must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.75 in work toward the certificate.

The Certificate in Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemiology requires the following course work.

Both of these:
EPID:5570Zoonotic Diseases2-3
EPID:5580Public Health Laboratory Techniques1
One of these:
EPID:5590Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology2
EPID:6550Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases3
Two of these:
BIOS:4120Introduction to Biostatistics3
EPID:4400Epidemiology I: Principles3
EPID:5550Diagnostic Microbiology for Epidemiology3
OEH:4240Global Environmental Health3

Applicants to the certificate program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and must have a g.p.a. of at least 2.75 (or foreign equivalent). For more information about the program and how to apply, visit the Certificate in Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemiology website.