Join a multidisciplinary program in public health education and gain the skills to apply epidemiology knowledge in practice settings within state health departments, private practice or university settings.
Become a student in the reputable Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health, and enjoy an integrated core curriculum with exceptional instruction. You'll create culturally competent protocols, develop and evaluate surveillance programs and perform and present data analysis. Complete the program in person or 100% online at any time.
Learn in a program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, which assures quality in public health education.
Gain valuable hands-on experience working in a variety of learning opportunities in public health practice settings.
Apply what you learn in public health practice settings with mentorship from experienced epidemiologists and biostatisticians.
Study in a department known for excellence in teaching at a top-tier research institution.
What You’ll Study
Learn to evaluate a public health surveillance system, identify gaps and address them with various methods. Determine the appropriate study designs for a given public health problem. Formulate a research question while managing and analyzing associated data. You will complete a practicum, internship or residency as a graduation requirement.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Gathering and analyzing information for decision-making or problem-solving purposes
Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Organizing and maintaining data in a computer system, including storage, retrieval and security
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Data Analyst
- Research Associate
- Program Coordinator
- Disease Prevention and Control
Job Titles of Alumni
- Program Coordinator
- Research Analyst
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $72,421
- Health Departments
- Private Sector
Employers of Alumni
- S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention