Epidemiology Graduate Certificate
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Aug 19, 2024
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Prepare for a Graduate Degree While Learning about the Spread and Prevention of Disease

If you are interested in understanding human health and best practices in disease prevention research, a graduate certificate in epidemiology may be a great choice for you! Whether your bachelor’s degree is in public health or an unrelated field, a graduate certificate can also better prepare you for a master’s degree in epidemiology.

Epidemiologists work in public health to investigate patterns and causes of disease or injury. In your certificate courses, you can learn how to reduce the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes as you engage in research centered on community education and health policy.

By learning about the field of epidemiology, you can prepare for a career in public health with a specialty in one of the following areas:

  • Chronic diseases
  • Environmental health
  • Infectious diseases
  • Maternal health
  • Mental health
  • Public health emergency response
  • Substance abuse

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    At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among Niche.com’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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    What Will You Learn in Our Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology?

    Liberty’s Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology provides a fast-track to understanding how to best prevent the spread of disease both locally and internationally.

    By taking epidemiology classes, you can develop research skills vital to discovering links between health risk factors and disease. You can also discover how diseases are being prevented in the U.S. and how its processes compare to the public health policies found in developing countries.

    Earning your certificate from a Christian university also allows you to see disease prevention in light of God’s purposes for humanity – from creation to the fall to eventual redemption. With courses centered on Liberty’s mission to Train Champions for Christ, you can be confident that you will be better able to show God’s love after completing your certificate.

    View the Certificate Completion Plan, and check out the courses you will be taking in this program.

    Required Courses

    • HLTH 501 – Biostatistics

    • HLTH 503 – Principles of Epidemiology

    • HLTH 511 – Research Methods in Public Health

    • HLTH 552 – Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

    • HLTH 625 – Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases

    • HLTH 642 – Food-borne Illness Prevention

    • HLTH 650 – Field Epidemiology

    • HLTH 651 – Epidemiologic Research Methods

    Highlights of Our Graduate Epidemiology Certificate

    • Join our Eta Sigma Gamma chapter to receive career and professional growth opportunities.
    • Potential certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and in Public Health (CPH).
    • You will have access to professional-level research equipment, including a gene sequencer, tissue culture facility, fluorescent microscope, LICOR imager, and more.
    • As a teaching university, professors with extensive backgrounds in health-related fields teach the classes and labs you take. Our faculty members hold doctoral degrees from leading institutions nationwide and are experienced in academia and government.
    • Immerse yourself in engaging research projects where you can study things like algae biofuels, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, DNA analysis, crayfish parasites, and more!

    Epidemiology Certificate Information

    Admission Requirements for Graduate Certificate Students

    Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents* and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

    • Admission application
    • Official bachelor’s degree transcripts with a 2.5 GPA or higher

    *Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.