Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Infectious Disease Epidemiology

University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • Fully Online
  • 15
  • $597.00
  • $597.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Graduate Certificate is designed to offer instruction on the concepts, methods and application of epidemiological principles related to infectious disease. 

With the growing challenges resulting from the global spread of infectious diseases, practitioners of public health have a greater need for epidemiological tools to identify and control infectious diseases when they appear. 

Students choose this program to: 

  • Learn how to reduce the risk and occurrence of negative health outcomes through research, community education and health policy. 
  • Gain skills to collect and analyze data to find the causes of diseases or other health programs. 

Career Outlook: Epidemiological and public health capacity, which is the ability of state and local agencies to provide public health services and respond to emergencies, has increased dramatically over the past decade. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for epidemiologists is growing at a rate of 5%, as fast as the average for all occupations. 

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.