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.
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The following are required:
Must be in good standing with the college or university where currently enrolled or last attended.
Bachelor’s degree or entry-level first professional degree from an accredited institution.
Grade point average of 3.0 or above using the upper-division coursework of the bachelor's degree.
College Algebra or a higher-level math course.
Career goal statement uploaded through SOPHAS
Current CV/Resume uploaded through SOPHAS
Three letters of academic or professional recommendation uploaded through SOPHAS
by the recommender. Applicants must list recommenders’ contact information on the application and then upon submission, SOPHAS will send instructions to each recommender on how to submit their letter electronically through the online portal.
: SOPHAS requires a separate official transcript from every U.S. and Canadian institution attended be submitted by utilizing the instructions here
. Applicants will enter the information in coursework section of the application utilizing the data from their transcript(s). Do not enter foreign courses taken at Universities outside the U.S. or Canada into the coursework section of the application.
: Submit transcripts/mark sheets to the World Education Services (www.wes.org
) for a course-by-course evaluation. Applicants must designate SOPHAS to receive the evaluation.
International applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency
by submitting TOEFL
(score of 88 or above) or IELTS
(6.5 or above) scores that meet the minimum required score
. TOEFL scores must be submitted to SOPHAS using the designation code #5688.
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.
MPH in Epidemiology:
- Spring: December 15
- Fall: August 1
- Summer: May 1
CURRENT OU STUDENTS OR ALUMNI APPLICATION PROCESS
Application Instructions for Current OU Students and OU Alumni can be found here.
NON-OU STUDENTS OR ALUMNI APPLICATION PROCESS
STEP 1: SOPHAS APPLICATION
Submit a SOPHAS application (www.sophas.org) and required fee (click here to review information regarding SOPHAS fees and fee waivers). The documentation identified in the ‘Admission Requirements’ section must be submitted in SOPHAS.
STEP 2: SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION
Applicants to the OU Hudson College of Public Health are required to submit a supplemental application and fee. The supplemental application is available via the OU Health Sciences Center website at: https://apps.ouhsc.edu/admissions/. Applicants must select the same program(s) in the supplemental application as they did in the SOPHAS application.
PLEASE NOTE: Fee waivers are not available for the supplemental application.
Fee structure for the supplemental application is as follows:
$100 for one or two professional programs (Certificate / MPH / MHA programs). One professional program = $100. Two professional programs = $100.
$75 for one or two graduate program(s) (MS / PhD programs).
$175 for one professional program AND one graduate program (i.e. applicant applies to both the MPH in Biostatistics and the MS in Biostatistics).
||16 credit hours
|Required BSE Courses
||13 credit hours
|Elective BSE Courses
||12 credit hours
|Integrated Public Health Practice
||3 credit hours
|Public Health Practicum Courses
||2 credit hours
||46 CREDIT HOURS
||Biostatistics Methods I
||Principles of Epidemiology
||Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
||U.S. Health Care System
||Qualitative Methods in Public Health
||Problems in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
||Applications of Microcomputers to Data Analysis
||Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods
||Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
||Epidemiology and Prevention of Chronic Diseases
||Integrated Public Health Practice
||Practicum Preparation Seminar - 1 credit hour
||Public Health Practicum - 1 credit hour (240 contact hours)
|Applied Biostatistics courses numbered above 5163
||6 credit hours
|Other Electives - BSE courses only
||6 credit hours
A minimum of 46 credit hours is required for an MPH in Biostatistics degree.
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.
The MPH in Epidemiology 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.