Master of Public Health in Epidemiology (online and on-campus)


The Master of Public Health in Epidemiology (MPH-EPI) degree program is designed to prepare you for new levels of leadership in your career while fitting around your busy schedule. Individuals in the MPH-EPI program specialize in advanced quantitative methods and applications for clinical and population health research, policy, and programs. 

The MPH-EPI program is a part-time, two-year, hybrid degree combining rigorous online, in-person, and in-the-field training. The MPH-EPI degree is ideal for global professionals interested in focusing heavily on data and population-based research. 


  • Abbreviation: MPH-EPI 
  • Degree format: A combination of online and on campus 
  • Time commitment: Part-time  
  • Average program length: 2 years part-time
  • Timeline: Students complete 3 mandatory weeks on campus each June, followed by online asynchronous classes July through May 
  • Weekly expectations: An average of 10–12 hours of coursework per week for online courses 
  • Estimated cohort size: 40–60 students 
  • Start term: Summer 

Admission information

Eligibility requirements

Eligible applicants for the MPH-EPI must meet one of the following criteria: 

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree plus five or more years of relevant health experience.
  • Hold a master’s degree in a health-related field—for example, MSN, MSW, MBA (the strongest applicants will have at least two years of relevant work experience following completion of the degree). 
  • A prior doctoral degree—for example, MD, DO, DMD, DDS, PhD, SD, JD—or equivalent. 

Current medical and dental students are not eligible for the MPH-EPI program. 

Application requirements

All applications must be submitted through SOPHAS – the centralized application for schools and programs of public health. In addition to the application, applicants must submit:

  • Statement of purpose and objectives
  • Official test scores (not required/not reviewed)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Resumé/curriculum vitae
  • Post-secondary transcripts or mark sheets (World Education Services credential evaluation for applicants with degrees from outside of the United States.)
  • English language proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS), if applicable

Learn more about the application process.

Application deadline