MPH in Epidemiology – Hybrid


Launched in 2015, the Master of Public Health in Epidemiology (MPH-EPI) will prepare you for new levels of leadership in your career while fitting around your busy schedule. In the MPH-EPI program, you will study with one of the world’s most accomplished epidemiology faculties.

By providing a combination of online, in-person, and in-the-field learning, this rigorous hybrid part-time, two-year degree program will provide you with the advanced research and epidemiological skills you need to pursue senior positions in academia, hospitals, public health agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector.

The Format: Hybrid (Both Online and On-Campus Opportunities)

The MPH in Epidemiology’s unique part-time format—a blend of on-campus, online, and field learning—combines the best of what the Harvard Chan School has to offer and is designed to fit the lives of busy professionals.

  • On Campus — The program includes two required, three-week intensive on-campus sessions in June 2024 and June 2025.
  • Online — The online period of the program is July through May in both the first and second year. You will participate in mostly asynchronous courses that include interactive exercises, modular video sessions, and case-based studies.
  • In the Field — Mentored by Harvard faculty, you will complete a self-designed, year-long practicum project culminating in a final presentation and paper before graduatio

Who Should Apply?

The MPH in epidemiology is designed for individuals seeking specialization in advanced quantitative methods of epidemiology and its applications for clinical and population health research, policy, and programs. The degree also provides a public health framework for epidemiologists.

Eligible applicants for the MPH in epidemiology should meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Hold a doctoral degree in a health profession or academic area related to public health.(International medical degrees also qualify as a doctoral degree.)
  2. Hold a professional master’s degree
  3. Hold a bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of post-baccalaureate experience in a relevant health-related field.

Current medical and dental students are not eligible for the MPH in epidemiology program.

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