Uncover clues about health and wellness hidden in patterns of exposures and diseases, and learn current epidemiological concepts and methods and how to use these skills in applied settings such as health departments, CDC and WHO field programs, and non-governmental agencies.

The Epidemiology option takes full advantage of the many collaborative opportunities of a Land Grant university, while maintaining focus on rigorous training in epidemiologic methods and principles.

This option can serve as the basis for doctoral training in epidemiology or a complement to other doctoral or professional training.


Epidemiology Faculty

Core faculty

Affiliate faculty

PhD students


How To Apply

The Public Health Graduate Programs Application page contains instructions for each step of the application process.


Program Handbooks and Competencies


Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health (MPH) with an option in Epidemiology.


Doctoral Program

Ph.D. in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology


Graduate Minor

The Epidemiology graduate minor is intended for doctoral students who seek additional formal training and mentoring in epidemiology.



The H510 MPH internship is a 200-hour professional internship where knowledge from coursework is applied in a real-world setting.



The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health


Further Information

If you have specific questions about the application process, visit the college's Graduate Student Admissions page.

For academic or professional information specific to the OSU MPH Epidemiology Program, please contact the program director Viktor Bovbjerg, PhD, MPH.


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