The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in epidemiology is designed for those who wish to acquire skills necessary for research in public health.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in epidemiology prepares students for careers in research and teaching, often at a university, federal or state agency, or private research institution.
Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology, one of the original departments of West Virginia University’s emerging School of Public Health.
Epidemiology has been defined as the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and injury in human populations. Epidemiologist study the variation of disease in relation to age, sex, race, occupational and social characteristics, place of residence, susceptibility, exposure to specific agents or other pertinent characteristics. Also of concern are the temporal distribution of disease, the examination of trends, cyclical patterns and intervals between exposure to causative factors and onset of disease.