Undergraduate Minor in Global Public Health and Epidemiology

public health

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

The Minor 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 and a Master of Science degree in biostatistics, Doctor of Philosophy 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 Minor 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 Minor 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

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

Credits

16 credits are required to complete the Minor


CHOOSE 1
OF THE NEXT 2 COURSES AS A PREREQUISITE

 

STT 200 STATISTICAL METHODS

Data analysis, probability models, random variables, estimation, tests of hypotheses, confidence intervals, and simple linear regression.

Semester: Fall. Spring & Summer of every year Credits: 3
Prerequisite: MTH 101 or MTH 102 or MTH 103 or MTH 110 or MTH 116 or MTH 124 or MTH 132 or LB 118
Instructor  /  Syllabus

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STT 201 STATISTICAL METHODS

Probability and statistics with computer applications. Data analysis, probability models, random variables, tests of hypotheses, confidence intervals, simple linear regression. Weekly lab using statistical software.

Semester: Fall. Spring & Summer of every year Credits: 3
Prerequisite: MTH 101 or MTH 102 or MTH 103 or MTH 110 or MTH 116 or MTH 124 or MTH 132 or LB 118
Instructor   /  Syllabus

Fall Semester

EPI 200 A MULTI-DISIPLINARY APPROACH TO PROBLEMS IN GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH & EPIDEMIOLOGY

Overview of global health and the role of epidemiology in studying health problems from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Semester: Fall (every year) Credits: 3
Prerequisite: N/A
Instructor B Wasilevich / Syllabus

EPI 280 Applied Analytic Methods in Health Studies I

Introduction to conceptual and analytical methods used in Public Health and Epidemiology. Programming, statistical techniques, and interpretation of health data.

Semester: Spring (every year) Credits: 3
Prerequisite: EPI 200 & (STT 200 or STT 201 or STT 224 or STT 231 or STT 315 or STT 351 or STT 421)
Instructor D. Pathak / Syllabus

EPI 380 Applied Analytic Methods in Health Studies II

Topics in conceptual and analytical methods used in Public Health and Epidemiology. Continuation of EPI 280.

Semester: Fall (every year) Credits: 3
Prerequisite: EPI 280
Instructor: Dr. Danielle Gartner / Syllabus


Spring Semester

EPI 390 DISEASE IN SOCIETY: INTRO TO EPIDEMIOLOGY

Human epidemiology and population health issues facing contemporary society. Developed and less-developed settings. Health-related information in the mass media and scholarly publications.

Semester: Spring, Summer (every year) Credits: 4
Prerequisite: N/A
Instructor D. Barondess / Syllabus 

HM 101 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH

Core public health philosophies and concepts. Health and disease – measures, determinants, health promotion and disease prevention. Introduction to health care delivery systems. Career opportunities in public health.

Semester: Fall, Spring, Summer (every year) Credits: 3
Prerequisite: N/A
Instructor   /  Syllabus

Applications Accepted for Fall Admission Beginning January 1st

 

MGPHE
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Michigan State University
909 Wilson Road Room B601
East Lansing, MI 48824
epi.grad@msu.edu