Ohio State’s Master of Public Health in epidemiology offers numerous opportunities to learn about disease prevention and how to find and apply solutions. You’ll gain the skills and learning required to adapt and meet the needs of the public health challenges we face today.
The university is home to seven colleges focused on health sciences and several other public health connections providing our students with ample ways to combine their interests, gain research experience and apply epidemiology in real-world situations.
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What is epidemiology?
Epidemiology focuses on patterns of disease, disability and injury, and applies that information to the control of health problems.
Epidemiologists quantify the exposure-disease relationship in humans through data analysis and offer the possibility of altering that risk through intervention. Epidemiologic research provides the basis for significant public health decisions, such as those involving tobacco use or HIV/AIDS, well before individual disease mechanisms are understood.
The MPH experience
Mentoring from faculty
Public Health Buckeyes in epidemiology
Exploring connections between data and policymaking
Rosa Negash explores some of the most important topics in public health today using her data management and analysis skills.
MPH student forging path in women's cancer epidemiology
Jordyn Brown saw great opportunities Ohio State, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Public Health. In her MPH, she is focused on improving women’s health.
Driven by love of community, desire to make change
Sharmake Diriye combines his love for the Columbus-based Somali community he grew up in with a drive to diminish systemic barriers and improve health outcomes for all.
Minimum credit hours: 45
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree; 3.0 GPA (recommended); strong undergraduate science and math education
Program start: Autumn semester
Deadlines to apply
Get your application ready
We have a prepared list of requirements to apply for graduate study in the College of Public Health. Once you have the application requirements, apply for admission through SOPHAS, and a supplemental Ohio State application. Priority deadline to apply is February 1 for graduate assistantship consideration.