Graduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology (Ph.D.)

Upon completion of this Ph.D. program, graduates will have acquired the competency to:

  • Design investigations of acute and chronic conditions as well as other adverse health outcomes in targeted populations.
  • Analyze and evaluate data from epidemiologic investigations and surveillance systems.
  • Differentiate special populations by race, ethnicity; culture; societal, educational, and professional backgrounds; age; sex; religion; disability; and sexual orientation.
  • Critically evaluate results of epidemiologic studies, including analyses, interpretation and conclusions.
  • Use current knowledge of causes of disease to guide epidemiologic practice.
  • Prepare written and oral reports and presentations to effectively communicate necessary information to professional audiences, policy makers, and the general public.
  • Develop community partnerships to support epidemiologic investigations.
  • Prepare proposals for extramural peer-reviewed funding.
  • Promote and model ethical conduct in epidemiologic practice.
  • Bring epidemiologic perspectives to the development and analysis of public health policies.