Master Of Public Health MPH Epidemiology
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Aug 24, 2020

Prevent the Spread of Disease and Save Lives With a Master of Public Health Degree in Epidemiology!

Diseases are constantly developing and evolving. Take your foundational knowledge in public health and pair it with your fascination about diseases so that you can investigate the issue of disease origin, risk, and prevention. We can help equip you with the master’s degree you need to become a professional in this growing field.

Liberty’s epidemiology specialized public health master’s degree will turn your interest and current skill set into a rewarding career. Learn how to investigate the cause of illness and disease and which population is most at risk. The emphasis in our program is on finding the frequency, pattern, cause, and risk factors associated with a particular outbreak or event.


Additionally, you will examine both infectious and non-infectious diseases, injuries, environmental exposures, natural disasters, and even acts of terrorism! Whether you want to work for a state or local health department, hospital, or private research facility, we have the classes you need to prepare for your future position. Learn how to control health problems from local levels to global so you can make a bigger impact.

Why Choose Liberty’s Public Health – Epidemiology Master’s Degree?

Get more out of your master’s degree with Liberty! Our Master of Public Health (MPH) offers a focus in epidemiology so students like you can become experts in your specialized field. At Liberty, your success is our success. We want to provide a master’s degree in epidemiology that prepares you to achieve your personal and career goals. Earn a degree that helps you stand out to future employers and champion the Christian faith across the world.

Here are some of the major highlights of our epidemiology focused public health master’s degree:

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What Will You Learn in Our Master of Public Health in Epidemiology Degree?

Learn all about diseases and their prevention through our public health degree with a specialization in epidemiology. The core courses in this degree focus on foundational concepts like biostatistics, defining epidemiology, environmental health, research methods in the field, and public health administration.

Our epidemiology courses explore chronic disease prevention and management. Learn how to prevent and control infectious diseases, from small to global scale outbreaks. As you develop your understanding of how diseases are transmitted, you will also learn how to prevent food-borne illness. Overall, this program will help you develop strong research methods, awareness, and critical thinking skills that will greatly help you in your career.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

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

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Highlights of Our MPH – Epidemiology Degree

  • Liberty’s public health programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
  • Join our LU Public Health Student Association to receive career and professional growth opportunities.
  • Potential certification in various areas of public health, such as becoming a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
  • Explore over 20 teaching and research laboratories.
  • Our faculty are experienced in academia, industry, and government, holding doctoral degrees from leading institutions nationwide.
  • Immerse yourself in engaging research projects such as testing the impact of BMI on heart rate, implementing Biosand water filters in Rwanda, collecting data on stress and burnout in the health field, and more!

Public Health – Epidemiology Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Public Health and Epidemiology Master’s Graduates

  • Infection Control Epidemiologist
  • Food-Borne Outbreak Investigator
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiologist
  • Hospital Epidemiologist
  • Research Epidemiologist
  • Clinical Drug Trial Researcher

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

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
  • Unofficial college transcripts with a completed Transcript Request Form
  • Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)

  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a graduation application through their ASIST account
  • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.5 GPA for admission in good standing