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


MPH 737

 Infectious & Chronic Disease Epidemiology    3 Credits

MPH 715

 Current Issues in Epidemiology    3 Credits

MPH 630

Statistical Software for Public Health    3 Credits

MPH 702

 Biostatistics II    3 Credits

MPH 711

 Epidemiologic Methods I    3 Credits

MPH 772

 International Health Exchange Program (Summer)    3 Credits

Educational Format

The educational program includes 15 total credit hours where classes are taught in three terms per year (fall, spring, summer). All students are paired with an academic adviser.

Classes are taught online and on campus in the evenings to accommodate working professionals. There may be unforeseen circumstances such as low registration numbers and COVID-19 where residential (on campus) delivery mode sections will be moved into an online delivery mode section.


Tuition can be found on the Projected cost of attendance website 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.