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Requirements and Policies

Departmental Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of every student enrolled in an Epidemiology degree program to:

  • Know and adhere to rules, regulations, and requirements as outlined in the Epidemiology Student Handbook and the Manual of the Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College.
  • Complete and maintain a complete and approved plan of study outlining how and when the course and non-course requirements for the degree will be met.
  • Meet all degree requirements as outlined in the University General Catalog and Epidemiology Student Handbook, including all deadlines necessary for successful degree conferral.
  • Check their UIOWA email frequently for important course, departmental, collegiate, or university updates and communication.

Epidemiology Student Handbook

The Epidemiology Student Handbook is updated each year with the current policies, procedures, and degree requirements. Students are advised to read through the handbook in its entirety during Orientation week and to frequently reference it throughout the degree program for quick answers and useful information.

Graduate College Manual of Rules and Regulations

All Epidemiology degrees are conferred through the Graduate College and are administered under the guidance of the Graduate College’s policies listed in the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College.

Additional College of Public Health and University Resources

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Resources for Student Academic Success and Professional Development

Establishing Relationships with your Advising Team

Graduate Success Center

The Grad Success Center supports current students with professional, academic, and personal success. The experts in their office can help with fellowship and grant support, career exploration and planning, teaching resources for students. They also deliver workshops to students on a variety of topics. Students are also encouraged to set up one-on-one consulting (up to three appointments per semester) in the following areas:

  • Career Consultations – resume/CV, cover letter, application materials review or job search prep and interview advice/practice, etc
  • Fellowship Consultations – detailed advice on proposal drafts
  • Teaching/CIRTL Consultations – for students looking to get more involved with teaching

See the Graduate Success Center Appointments page for more information on scheduling a meeting.

CPH Career Services

The College of Public Health Career Services office is committed to supporting the professional development goals ofall graduate students in the College of Public Health. Students should frequently visit the CPH Career Services website for resources to develop important career skills, view the workshop and job fair event schedule, explore careers, practice job skills, find professionals, etc.

The Writing Center

Schedule appointments as needed for feedback on any writing project. Students a re strongly encouraged to use this resource. The writing center’s website also includes resources to learn about writing academic manuscripts, resumes and CVs, and personal statements.

Public Speaking and Presenting

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Plan of Study and MyPlan

Your Plan of Study

Plan of Study Process

All Epidemiology students will draft a plan of study during their first semester indicating how they will meet all course and non-course requirements for their degree program. The student’s plan of study must be approved by the Epidemiology Graduate Program Coordinator, Faculty Advisor, and the faculty plan of study committee before they are permitted to register for their second semester courses.

Drafting The Plan of Study Using MyPlan

Epidemiology Plans of Study are now drafted using the MyPlan tool in MyUI.

MyUI Sample Plans

Sample plans have been created for each of the Epidemiology degree programs for students to use as a guide when creating their individualized MyPlan. Sample plans can be exported into the student’s MyPlan and then customized, or students may choose to create a MyPlan from scratch.

Current sample plan templates:

Transfer Credit/Waiver Requests

Degree Requirement Checklists

Submitting MyPlan for Approval

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Financial Resources, Funding Your Education, and Travel/Research Support

Graduate College

The Graduate College has several opportunities for current students to apply for and obtain scholarships and fellowships that can help finance your education. Please book an appointment with the Graduate Success Center to consult with experts on options that might be available to you!

College of Public Health

Department of Epidemiology

Additional Financial Aid Resources

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