American University of Beirut

Master of Science in Epidemiology

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Accredited by CEPH, the MS Epidemi​ology 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 u​ndertaken by Faculty to gain practical, hands-on research experience.

​​​Admission requirements

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​​

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