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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.
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
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Michigan State University
909 Fee Road Room B601
East Lansing, MI 48824
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)
16-17 credits are required to complete the specialization
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)
Fall – EPI 490 (Advanced Topics/Methods in Global Public Health and Epidemiology
Applications Accepted for Fall Admission Beginning January 1st
Submit Electronic Application and Tentative Course Plan
(below) to firstname.lastname@example.org