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BS Community Health/MPH Epidemiology

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Public Health in Epidemiology is a 46-credit hour program that prepares graduates to study the distribution and dynamics of disease and health in populations, investigate causative factors and determinants of disease in populations, and advance the body of knowledge that will make it possible to control and/or prevent disease and to optimize health. Graduates of the MPH in Epidemiology work in a variety of settings including local, state, and federal agencies such as health departments and academic health sciences centers.

The Hudson College of Public Health and the Master of Public Health program offered by the Department are accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). The MPH in Epidemiology may be completed by full or part-time students and is offered in Oklahoma City.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The following are required:

  • Must be in a current Community Health student at the University of Oklahoma in good standing.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Submission of the supplemental OUHSC Hudson College of Public Health application.
  • Career goal statement uploaded through the supplemental application. 
  • Current CV/Resume uploaded through the supplemental application. 
  • OU Transcript: Obtained by the OU Health Sciences Center Office of Admissions and Records on behalf of the student.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Hudson College of Public Health applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed as they are complete. All materials must be submitted by the deadlines listed below for full consideration.
 
  • Spring: December 15
  • Fall: August 1
  • Summer: May 1

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

CURRENT OU STUDENTS OR ALUMNI APPLICATION PROCESS

Application Instructions for Current OU Students and OU Alumni can be found here.

COST & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Student support opportunities to offset costs include graduate research assistantships and public health scholarships. Students may expect additional costs that include, but are not limited to, a personal computer, textbooks, insurance, and supplies. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (405) 271-2118.

Financial support opportunities for students:

 

Estimated Costs

Financial Services (Bursar and Financial Aid)

Scholarship Opportunities

 

CURRICULUM

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Core Courses 16 credit hours
Required BSE Courses 7 credit hours
Elective BSE Courses 18 credit hours
Integrated Public Health Practice 3 credit hours
Public Health Practicum Courses 2 credit hours
TOTAL HOURS 46 CREDIT HOURS
 
CORE COURSES
BSE 5163 Biostatistics Methods I
BSE 5113 Principles of Epidemiology
HPS 5213 Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
OEH 5013 Environmental Health
HAP 5453 U.S. Health Care System
HPS 5211 Qualitative Methods in Public Health
 
REQUIRED COURSES
BSE 5001 Problems in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
BSE 5013 Applications of Microcomputers to Data Analysis
BSE 5173 Biostatistics Methods II
CPH 7003 Integrated Public Health Practice
CPH 7941 Practicum Preparation Seminar
CPH 7950 Public Health Practicum - 1 credit hour (240 contact hours)
 
ELECTIVE COURSES
Epidemiology methods course 3 credit hours
Non-Methods Epidemiology course 3 credit hours
Applied Biostatistics courses numbered above 5173 6 credit hours
Other Electives – BSE courses only 6 credit hours

A minimum of 46 credit hours is required for an MPH degree in Biostatistics. 

Additional Degree Requirements:

  • Computer literacy
  • Basic knowledge of the biomedical sciences
  • Certified in Public Health Examination
  • Interprofessional Education Requirement
  • Culminating Experience

CLICK HERE FOR A PDF PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE CURRICULUM.

This degree program is subject to the policies and procedures printed in Hudson College of Public Health Bulletin.

STEM DESIGNATION

The MPH in Biostatistics program is considered a STEM-designated degree program.
 
A STEM-designated program is an academic program that falls under at least one of the approved categories from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These categories are recognized by the government for their focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. DHS's updated STEM-designated degree list can be found here: https://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/stemList2022.pdf
CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Hudson College of Public Health
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 NE 13th Street, Suite 165
Oklahoma City, OK  73104

Office of Student Services
Phone:  (405) 271-2308
Email:  hcoph@ouhsc.edu

OUHSC Office of Admissions and Records: (405) 271-2359
OUHSC Office of Financial Aid: (405) 271-2118

APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

Click here to schedule a virtual, phone, or in-person prospective student appointment with one of our Advisors.

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