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Epidemiology MPH Concentration

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Gain knowledge and skills you need to collect, analyze and interpret epidemiologic data to solve public health problems. Choose the epidemiology concentration as you earn a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of New Mexico College of Population Health.

Prepare for a career as a master’s level epidemiologist or research scientist in settings such as the New Mexico Department of Health, the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and other public health research and service organizations.

What You’ll Learn

Through the epidemiology concentration, you’ll expand your skills to:

  • Describe the strengths and limitations of various studies
  • Identify and access sources of public health data
  • Analyze and interpret data and present the findings
  • Evaluate public health literature

Requirements for Epidemiology Concentration

You must:

  • Take 19 credit hours of MPH core courses and 18 credit hours of required and elective graduate-level courses in the concentration.
  • Take two credit hours of a practical field experience (PH 598–Public Health Practicum) in an epidemiologic setting.
  • Complete at least three credit hours showing competencies in epidemiology through one of the culminating experience options (professional paper, integrative experience or thesis, and the oral master’s examination).

Contact Us

Email coph@salud.unm.edu for more information about the epidemiology concentration.