The Epidemiology concentration is a professional degree, intended for individuals who wish to obtain a broad understanding of public health with an emphasis on its epidemiologic principles and methods. The knowledge and skills obtained through the concentration will enable graduates to characterize the health status of communities, critically evaluate research on determinants of health-related events, formulate strategies to evaluate the impact of health-related interventions and foster the application of epidemiologic methods for health-promotion/disease-prevention activities at the community level. The concentration is offered in traditional format as well as online.
According to the 2012 US Bureau of labor statistics, the median pay for a Master’s degree in epidemiology is $63,010 per year, with a faster than average increase in the number of jobs available
Epidemiologists can work in a large variety of areas. Some of the more common areas include: perinatal epidemiology; reproductive health; cancer; cardiovascular disease; dementia and Alzheimer’s disease; genetic epidemiology; injury and violence; infectious disease; mental health; and many more. Epidemiologists work in a number of agencies and other work environments. Examples include: