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What will I learn?

Prepare for a career as a master’s level epidemiologist or research scientist. Your degree will prepare you to work in settings such as the New Mexico Department of Health, the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and other public health research and service organizations.

Choose the epidemiology concentration if you:

  • Want to develop your practical expertise in solving complex public health problems using data
  • Value diversity, self-reflection and critical analysis
  • Want to build a healthier, safer world

In this concentration, you’ll develop expertise to:

  • Study the trends, patterns and causes related to disease in populations
  • Analyze how data, population studies and health intersect by using statistical reasoning and methods to address major problems in public health
  • Practice evidence-based public health to improve overall health of populations
  • Investigate disease outbreaks and identify solutions

Which department am I in?

College of Population Health

Study options

Full Time (42 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,235.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Population Health

2400 Tucker Ave NE,


New Mexico,

87131, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Earned degree that is the equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor degree. Minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a U.S. 4.0 scale or comparable grade point average in upper-division (junior and senior level) university course work and in any graduate work already completed.

For international students

BS, BA or equivalent from an accredited U.S. institution or recognized foreign institution.

English Proficiency Test Requirements: Graduate TOEFL: PBT – 550; IBT – 79-80, Graduate IELTS: 7.0, Graduate Pearson Test of English: 53.

Application Deadlines December 15th

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