Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease, illness and injury. The graduate epidemiology certificate is a 15-credit hour program designed to provide the learner with an understanding of the concepts of epidemiology used in public health practice. The certificate is intended to provide the concepts, methods and tools needed for the assessment of health situations and trends of population groups.

Course Requirements

Fall Semester
MPH 612   Statistical Reasoning for Public Health    3 Credits
  Elective*    3 Credits
Spring Semester
MPH 614  Principles of Epidemiology    3 Credits
MPH 779  Research Methods    3 Credits
Summer Semester
  Elective*     3 Credits



 15 Credits


MPHE 737

 Infectious & Chronic Disease Epidemiology    3 Credits

MPHE 715

 Current Issues in Epidemiology    3 Credits

MPH 630

Statistical Software for Public Health    3 Credits

MPHE 702

 Biostatistics II    3 Credits

MPHE 711

 Epidemiologic Methods I    3 Credits

MPH 772

 International Health Exchange Program (Summer)    3 Credits

Educational Format

Classes can be taught in three terms per year (fall, spring or summer). Classes are held in the evenings to accommodate working professionals. Classes are taught online and on campus. Online learning options are presented either in an asynchronous web-based or live video-streamed format.



  • In-state: $927 per credit hour
  • Out-of-state: $1,151 per credit hour
  • Projected cost of attendance - will include any mandatory fees under Public Health Graduate Certificates.

Financial Aid

Federal financial aid may be available for any term in which a student is enrolled at least half-time, subject to timely completion of the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Private education loans may be available for less than half-time study. Please contact EVMS Financial Aid at finaid@evms.edu for more information.

Tuition costs for the public health graduate certificates are based upon the number of credit hours taken per term. Tuition is due at the beginning of each term of your enrollment. For more information, view the program's projected cost of attendance.

Gainful Employment

Gainful employment information applies to the Graduate Program in Public Health certificate programs at EVMS, where students may receive Title IV aid. See the gainful employment disclosure for more information.