Epidemiologists today are involved in attempts to understand the causes and means of controlling AIDS and other infectious diseases, as well as chronic diseases including cancer and coronary heart disease. Much of our understanding of the links between sexual practices and AIDS risk, of smoking and cancer, of serum cholesterol and coronary heart disease, of obesity and mortality risk and of air pollution and chronic lung disease derives from epidemiologic studies.
The Epidemiology program from University of Arizona trains individuals for careers in research and teaching in academic settings, research institutes, government agencies and industry. It has been designed for students whose careers will focus on conducting investigator-initiated and collaborative epidemiologic research. On average, the doctoral program requires approximately four to five years for completion.
The first two years of this time are usually devoted to coursework, the qualifying exam, the comprehensive doctoral examinations, and development of doctoral research. The program is research oriented and centers on a major research project.
At least 46 credits are required for the major (including up to 10 units of independent study), plus a minimum of 18 dissertation units (EPID 920), and at least 9 units minimum for the minor (depending on minor department requirements). Consult the course listings for further details on specific course requirements and schedules.
The overall course of study will be developed by the student and the advisor and approved by the student's Graduate Committee and Chair of the Epidemiology Section.
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- Epidemiologic Methods
- Biostatistics in Public Health
- Biostatistics for Research
- Public Health Fundamentals for Researchers
- Scientific Writing, Presentation and Bioethics
- Evaluating Public Health Literature
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- 60 months
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- Master's degree in Epidemiology or similar field
- GPA of 3.2 or higher
- At least one year of biological sciences
- At least one year of college level mathematics (algebra and above)
- Calculus and statistics are highly recommended, although not required
- Three letters of recommendation
- Resume or CV
- Statement of Purpose and Objectives
- Research Statement
- Mission and Values Statement
- TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants
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International33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
National33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
In-State13400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.
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