Welcome To Our Program

David RichEpidemiology is the science that studies the distribution, determinants, and patterns of disease in human populations. It is a cornerstone of public health, and informs policy decisions and evidence-based clinical practice by identifying risk factors for disease and targets for preventive healthcare. Our MS in Epidemiology program in the Department of Public Health Sciences is a 34-credit course of study designed to provide students with the methodologies and skills needed to 1) carry out research and manage public health programs to identify correlates of disease that may be targets of primary prevention; 2) evaluate the consequences of changes in health care delivery on populations; and 3) to accommodate the growing need to integrate and analyze large-scale information. Our MS program sits within a large urban medical center and all its clinical research resources and collaborative faculty at the University of Rochester. The University is home to numerous health sciences graduate programs and a large diverse student body. Students completing the program will be well prepared to take positions in academic research, private industry, government, and non-profit agencies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), epidemiologists have great job prospects overall. 

We welcome you to join us! For detailed information about program objectives and curriculum, please see About The Program, or contact me to discuss how our MS in Epidemiology program can help you meet your educational and career goals!

For inquiries about our program, please email David Rich, Sc.D., M.P.H. or call (585) 276-4119.