Master of Public Health in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases - Sample Two Year Plan of Study

The MPH in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases typically requires 20 course units for degree completion. Please note the course unit total is reduced for joint degree students.

Fall Semester - Year 1

Number Title Course Units
EPH 505a Biostatistics in Public Health 1
EPH 508a Foundations of Epidemiology for Public Health 1
EPH 507a Social Justice and Health Equity 1
EPH 510a Health Policy & Health Care Systems 1
EMD 517a Principles of Infectious Diseases I 1
EMD 525a Seminar in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases 0
EPH 100a Professional Skills Series 0
EPH 515a Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction 0

Spring Semester - Year 1

Number Title Course Units
BIS 505b OR CDE 534b Biostatistics in Public Health II OR Applied Analytic Methods in Epidemiology 1
CDE 516b OR EMD 553b Principles of Epidemiology II OR Transmission Dynamic Modeling of Infectious Diseases  1
EMD 518b Principles of Infectious Diseases II 1
EMD 525b Seminar in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases 0
EPH 513b Social, Environmental, and Biological Determinants of Major Health Threats 1
Elective 1

Summer Term

Number Title Course Units
EPH 520c Summer Internship 0

Fall Semester - Year 2

NumberTitle Course Units
EMD 512a Immunology for Epidemiologists 1
EMD Elective (chosen in collaboration w/adviser) 1
Elective  1
Elective  1
Elective  1

Spring Semester - Year 2

Number Title Course Units
EPH 525b The Thesis  2
EMD Elective (chosen in collaboration w/adviser) 1
Elective 1
Elective 1

* Students are strongly encouraged to complete most, if not all, of the MPH core course requirements in the first year. 

Full-time student status is considered 4 course units or more per term. Students may petition for exemption from any course for which they can demonstrate competency. Only the instructor for the course can grant an exemption. Student should check with instructor for requirements, and if exempted, have instructor sign form (available on YSPH website), then submit the form to the YSPH registrar. Another course will need to be taken to complete the number of required course units for the MPH degree.                                            

rev. 5.25.2019

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