MS in Epidemiology – Undergrad to Grad

The Undergrad to Grad Program provides an opportunity for University of Iowa students interested in health science to earn both their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years.

Undergrad to Master of Science in Epidemiology
Undergrad to Master of Public Health in Epidemiology

Please direct all questions to cph-undergradtograd@uiowa.edu.

Undergrad to MS in Epidemiology

Semester 1 [Fall]

Number Title Hours
Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework 15 s.h.
Semester Total 15 s.h.

Semester 2 [Spring]

Number Title Hours
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework 15 s.h.
Semester Total 15 s.h.

Interim [Summer]

Number Title Hours
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework 6 s.h.
Semester Total 6 s.h.

Semester 3 [Fall]

Number Title Hours
Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework 15 s.h.
Semester Total 15 s.h.

Semester 4 [Spring]

Number Title Hours
CPH:2099 Fundamentals of Public Health 3 s.h.
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework 12 s.h.
Semester Total 15 s.h.

Interim [Summer]

Number Title Hours
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework 6 s.h.
Semester Total 6 s.h.

Semester 5 [Fall]

Number Title Hours
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework 15 s.h.
Semester Total 15 s.h.

Students will have completed 80 s.h. at this point.

Semester 6 [Spring]

Number Title Hours
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework 15 s.h.
Semester Total 15 s.h.

Apply to the MS program by February 1. Acceptance notice by mid-April in time for preregistration.

Interim [Summer]

Number Title Hours
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework 3 s.h.

Begin Combined Program

Semester 7 [Fall]

Number Title Hours
BIOS:4120 Introduction to Biostatistics 3 s.h.
EPID:4400 Epidemiology I: Principles 3 s.h.
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework 9 s.h.

Semester 8 [Spring]

Number Title Hours
EPID:5241 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology 4 s.h.
EPID:6400 Epidemiology II: Advanced Methods 4 s.h.
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework 4 s.h.
 Semester Total 12 s.h.

The Baccalaureate will be conferred at this point

Interim [Summer]

Number Title Hours
EPID Electives 3 s.h.
 Semester Total 3 s.h.

Semester 9 [Fall]

Number Title Hours
EPID:5600 Intro to Epi Data Mgmt and Analysis 3 s.h.
EPID:6500 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases or 3 s.h.
or
EPID:6600 Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases 3 s.h.
PATH:5133 Intro to Human Pathology for Graduate Students 4 s.h.
Epidemiology Elective 3 s.h.

Semester 10 [Spring]

Number Title Hours
EPID:5950 Preceptorship in Epidemiology 3 s.h.
or
EPID:7000 Thesis 3-6 s.h.
Epidemiology Elective (if needed to get 39 s.h.) 3 s.h.