The MS Epidemiology degree provides training in the epidemiological principles and methods needed to investigate and understand the prevalence, patterns, and etiology of disease occurrence, as well as the assessment, monitoring and investigation of health problems in a community or clinical setting.
About the program
The program offers basic training in the methods of design, conduct and analysis for various types of studies including sample surveys, longitudinal, case-control and clinical studies. Important aspects of the program are training in independent research, through the thesis requirement, and involvement in collaborative research projects undertaken by Faculty to gain practical, hands-on research experience.
The GPHP is open to students from all undergraduate backgrounds.
An applicant is considered for admission to the MS-EPID program if she/he has a good academic record in her/his undergraduate education (undergraduate and/or graduate) and has demonstrated proficiency in English by achieving the minimum required score on either the University English Entrance Exam (EEE), TOEFL, or IELTS examination, as defined by the AUB University Graduate Catalogue.
No GRE is required.
For more information on admission requirements, visit the AUB online catalogue for graduate students.
Program Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate a knowledge base in the disciplines of health management and policy, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health.
Describe the epidemiology of common communicable and non-communicable diseases of public health significance with particular relevance to the region
Apply appropriate study designs and develop protocols for observational and experimental epidemiological studies
Identify and conduct the appropriate data analysis methods using a computerized software program
Perform advanced statistical analysis on data from different epidemiological studies
Demonstrate ability to critically assess the results of their own or others’ epidemiological studies
Apply ethical principles in all stages of epidemiological research
Fields of Work
Public health practitioners, epidemiologists, scientists, research associates, study coordinators, data analysts, postdoctoral fellows, professors of public health.
Advisors to ministries of public health and environment, work in health facilities and in community projects.
Employment in medical, clinical and public health research, medical institutions, private businesses and non-profit organizations.
Master of Science in Epidemiology