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Public Health, MPH (Epidemiology)

Master of Public Health Degree with a Concentration in Epidemiology

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Career Outlook

Epidemiologists are employed in federal, state and local governmental agencies, such as health departments and the Centers for Disease Prevention Control. They also find employment at colleges and universities, hospitals and pharmaceutical and medical research. Epidemiologists can focus on a specific field, such as Infectious Disease, Chronic Diseases (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular diseases) and Maternal and Child Health. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for Epidemiologists is projected to grow 29.6% in the U.S. by 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Potential career paths include:

  • WHO, CDC, State, county and territorial health departments: Conduct applied/field epidemiological activities such as disease surveillance and outbreak investigations
  • Health care systems: Conduct disease surveillance, infection control and quality assurance activities
  • Academic institutions: Conduct education and research activities in a variety of epidemiology topics

Finance Your Education

The University of Nebraska offers some of the most affordable tuition rates in the region, particularly for our online programs. Explore the array of funding options to finance your education in a way that makes sense for you.

Online tuition rates are calculated by credit hour and college offering the course and, because the University of Nebraska is a public institution supported by Nebraska taxpayers, Nebraska residents may receive a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students.

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Note: Campuses may charge additional fees; see the Paying for School page for more details.

We believe cost should not be a barrier to accessing higher education, even for online programs. Financial aid and scholarships are available for many students. Please see the Paying for School page for additional information and links to campus financial aid resources.

Our programs are an ideal way for military, veterans, and dependents to advance education with military advisers and staff on each campus, flexible deployment and activation policies, and generous acceptance of transfer credits. Visit our Prospective Student page and explore what the University of Nebraska offers.

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