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What will I learn?

The Epidemiology track is unique among national schools of public health in its emphasis on the Application of epidemiologic theory and methods for promoting social justice and health equity. The integrated multidisciplinary curriculum bridges theory, research and practice to prepare students to engage in rigorous, collaborative, evidence-informed and reflexive public health practice. Through both didactic and experiential learning, students acquire foundations of applied epidemiological methods, epidemiologic data analysis, theories of social inequality, social epidemiology and community partnership building. Graduates are able to collect, analyze and interpret epidemiological information, generate theory-driven hypotheses and research questions, and work in true collaboration with diverse community partners to create social change to improve the public’s health and reduce health inequities.

All students enrolled in the MPH program take a common set of core classes. The core curriculum consists of at least 20 credit hours, including at least three credits Field Experience and a two-credit capstone seminar. In addition to the common core, students complete the required coursework in one of five specialization tracks. Students must maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or better in order to progress through the program.


Epidemiologists work in hospitals; city, state, or national health departments and labs; community research organizations; and companies producing health-related products, among other opportunities.

Which department am I in?

Joseph J Zilber School of Public Health

Study options

Full Time (48 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,876.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June, July 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


Joseph J Zilber School of Public Health

Downtown Campus, 1240 N 10th Street,



53205, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for admission to the UWM Graduate School must have the following: A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent as determined by the UWM Centre on International Education, from a regionally accredited institution, completed before the first term of enrolment in the Graduate School. Students applying to approved integrated bachelor’s/master’s programs are exempt from this requirement, A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75

English proficiency requirement: TOEFL IBT - 79 – 120; IELTS - 6.5 - 9.0; Cambridge English Advanced/Cambridge English Proficiency - C1 level or higher.

Deadline for international applicants to apply under our MPH rolling Application process is July 14th.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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