PhD in Epidemiology

Degree Requirements

The PhD program in epidemiology is designed to train highly skilled individuals in epidemiological research and its application to public health to prepare them for positions in academia, governmental agencies, and the private sector - in Nebraska, nationally and internationally.  

The curriculum includes rigorous training in epidemiological and biostatistical methods, biological principles and disease control. Students will gain valuable experience by working closely with faculty whose research interests include infectious diseases, cancer, mental health, substance abuse, clinical effectiveness, injuries, occupational and environmental hazards, and global health.  

Students must enter the PhD program with a prior master’s degree in epidemiology or related field or graduate-level health care degree. 

Students entering the PhD program with a master's degree will complete 63 credit hours.  The course HPRO 830 Foundations of Public Health is required, based on accreditation criteria, for a PhD student who does not have an MPH or has not previously taken an equivalent course from a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited school or program of public health.  It is not included in the count of 63 total credit hours.

PhD Curriculum in Epidemiology 

Admission Requirements 

For more information contact:
Dr. Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway
Graduate Program Chair