Epidemiology

Overview of the Epidemiology Elective Courses

MPH@GW now offers elective courses in epidemiology, which are designed for students seeking to develop a deeper understanding of public health by using data to improve the way we prevent and track disease.

Professionals with a background in epidemiology may be able to pursue careers in a variety of fields, including:

  • Social and community health research
  • Public health program evaluation
  • Infectious disease control
  • Health policy research and evaluation
  • Public health data dissemination

Elective Courses in Epidemiology

With MPH@GW, you will complete 9 to 11 elective credits hours. Interested in epidemiology? Consider choosing the following elective courses to match your interests.

  • Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • Global Child Health (2 credits)
  • Evaluation of Nutrition Program (1 credit)
  • Global Vaccinology (2 credits)
  • Epidemiologic Based Strategies for Global Infectious Disease Control (2 credits)

Eligibility

Epidemiology courses will be available to students enrolled in different program tracks at different times. Based on your program track of interest, find out which cohort you should apply to in order to be eligible for these electives:

  • Two-, three- or four-year program track students can select epidemiology elective courses beginning in the January 2018 Cohort.
  • 18-month program track students can select epidemiology elective courses beginning in the April 2018 Cohort.
  • 12-month program track students can select epidemiology elective courses beginning in the July 2018 Cohort.

Contact an Admissions Counselor today at 1-855-674-2849 or email us to discuss if focusing your elective courses in epidemiology is right for you.

Take the Next Step

If you are ready to advance your career in public health with an online MPH from GW, request more information today.