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Specialization in Global Public Health & Epidemiology

Public Health is the science and art of promoting health, preventing disease and prolonging life through organized efforts of society.

The Specialization in Global Public Health & Epidemiology offers undergraduate students at MSU a concentration that will prepare them to succeed in the MS program in Epidemiology or a program in Public Health (that offers the MPH degree). This is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to pursue what has traditionally been postgraduate education in these fields.

This is not a degree granting program, and is designed to be taken concurrently with a four year MSU baccalaureate degree. The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics also offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in epidemiology, a Masters of Science degree in Biostatistics and a graduate certificate program.

Admissions

This program is open to all undergraduate students and is not major specific. Students will be admitted as a cohort in the Spring Semester and begin the specialization in the Fall Semester of that same calendar year. Students must be on campus and attending classes for at least 2 Fall Semesters and 1 Spring Semester after being admitted to this specialization in order to complete all the required courses. Applications will be accepted January 4th – May 15th. Applicants will be reviewed and notified of acceptance from March 15th on and applications will be reviewed until the cohort is filled. To Apply complete a formal application (see below) that includes a one page personal statement explaining your career goals and your interests in public health and epidemiology.

Transcripts covering all college courses completed to date and ACT and/or SAT scores should be mailed directly to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator

SGPHE
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Michigan State University
909 Fee Road Room B601
East Lansing, MI 48824

Requirements

Schedule

Typical 4 year schedule is shown below (please note that courses are arranged in a set sequence in which pre-requisites are listed first; some courses may be offered in semesters other than those indicated in this table, please see MSU’s Schedule of Courses for more information)

Credits

16-17 credits are required to complete the specialization

1st or 2nd Year

Fall / Spring STT 200 or STT 201 (Statistical Methods)

2nd Year

Fall – EPI 200 (A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Problems in Global Public Health and Epidemiology)

Spring – EPI 290 (History of Scientific Reasoning and Critical Thinking in Global Public Health and Epidemiology)

EPI 390 (Disease in Society)

3rd  or 4th Year

Fall – EPI 490 (Advanced Topics/Methods in Global Public Health and Epidemiology

Applications

Applications Accepted for Fall Admission Beginning January 1st

Submit Electronic Application and Tentative Course Plan
(below) to sgphe@epi.msu.edu

  Complete and Submit Electronic application   

  Tentative Course Plan