Epidemiology, PhD

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • summarize specific risk factors and disease processes in a specialized area;
  • describe methods for primary data collection including quality assurance and quality control;
  • use advanced statistical analysis methods appropriate for the study design and controlling for confounding variables;
  • develop data collection instruments for research purposes;
  • develop hypotheses that build upon literature and theoretical models of disease and causation;
  • conduct an independent research project;
  • compose a proposal for grant funding;
  • communicate epidemiological concepts and methods in both writing and orally; and
  • defend the methods, results, and implications of a research study.