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Concentration in Epidemiology Degree Overview

The School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers M.S. and Ph.D. training in an exciting, interdisciplinary program in epidemiology.  The UW Population Health Graduate Program is the academic home to this unique graduate program in population health with a concentration in epidemiology. Our interdisciplinary approach teaches the fundamental methodological research skills, basic biologic constructs and population-based perspective on health disorders, epidemiology, and health services research necessary to prepare our students to be leaders in a variety of health-related career forums contributing to improving population health. Through coursework and research collaboration, we seek to train students to implement rigorous scientific approaches to reduce the burden of morbidity and early mortality, identify the most effective ways to prevent, treat diseases and disorders, and promote population health.

This concentration also provides the opportunity for students to explore the "Epidemiology Option."  This option provides an "Option: Epidemiology" transcript credential for those interested in taking a specified number of approved epidemiology electives.

 “The study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to control of health problems.” (Last JM, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001, p 62. For additional information please visit here.