Curriculum

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Epidemiology is an 18-credit, online program that requires two courses in each of the core areas of Epidemiology and Public Health Biostatistics, and two electives. This assures a solid foundation in population health science while allowing students some flexibility to pursue their own areas of interest. Among the highlights:

  • Two core content areas:
    • PH302, PH307 Epidemiology (6 credits)
    • PH303, PH309 Public Health Biostatistics (6 credits)
  • Students choose two courses from topical electives, including:
    • PH301 Public Health & Health Policy (3 credits)
    • PH310 Public Health Law and Ethics (3 credits)
    • PH318 Improving Health of Patients and Populations (3 credits)
    • PH325 Investigating Disease Outbreaks (3 credits)
    • PH315 Public Health Surveillance (3 credits)
    • PH324 Public Health Informatics (3 credits)
    • PH322 One Health: Zoonoses (3 credits)
  • Courses are taught by faculty experts from UVM’s College of Medicine, the Vermont Department of Health, and experts trained at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Individualized academic advising
  • Courses offered during fall, spring and summer terms to ensure that you can fit the program into your work or academic schedule

Click here for a table showing all program requirements along with the routine schedule of course offerings and prerequisites to earn the certificate.

Example Curriculum Sequence Maps

  1. One-Year Program: Students will be required to take 6 credits (2 courses) per semester for three semesters. Please note, starting in the spring will require four semesters. Contact our student advisors at 802-656-2085 with any questions.
  2. Two-Year Program: Students will need to take 3 credits (1 course) per semester for six semesters.