2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Epidemiology Certificate

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The Epidemiology (EPID) Certificate Program will provide graduate students specialized knowledge and skills in applying epidemiologic concepts and methods to prevention and public health problems.  Those who complete the prescribed coursework in this certificate program will achieve advanced competencies in the application of epidemiologic concepts and methods to address public health problems.

Application Process

To be admitted to the program, students must first be accepted into the WSU Graduate School.  At a minimum, applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

If you are not currently enrolled at WSU, you can apply as a non-degree student online through the WSU Graduate School.  During the online application process, you will have an opportunity to select the certificate program and to submit required documents.

Wright State University graduate degree-seeking students are also eligible for the certificate provided they apply before satisfying more than half of the certificate program's required credit hours.  “Students in this status must have a 3.0 cumulative graduate grade point average the semester in which they complete nine semester hours of graduate credit.” (Policy 5010)

*Apply online to the Epidemiology Certificate Program

All applicants should submit the online certificate program application* along with a one- to two-page personal statement describing your professional background and interest in the program.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • Perform advanced analytical skills in the field of epidemiology
  • Perform advanced analytical skills in the field of biostatistics

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Epidemiology Certificate Program

Certificate Program Cost

The cost of the Epidemiology Certificate program will be graduate tuition.

Program Requirements

To achieve the Epidemiology Certificate, a student must receive a grade of B or higher in all courses.  EPID students must take PPH 6100  and PPH 6200  as required courses and choose three courses from the following subject areas:  intermediate and advanced methods in biostatistics, research design and methodology, advanced epidemiology.  Recommended courses are listed below.

Electives (3 hours)

  • Advanced Epidemiology (Disease and Exposure specific Epidemiology)

  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Community Assessment elective is approved for non-MPH students only

  • Research Design and Methodology

  • A student may propose a WSU graduate course not listed if the student can provide a rationale for taking the course prior to enrolling. The Epidemiology Certificate Director will make the final decision on whether the course is approved.

  • Credit Hour(s): 4

Total: 15 Hours

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