What is Epidemiology at WVU like?
The PhD in Epidemiology prepares students for careers in research, teaching and consulting. Students develop research and teaching skills in epidemiology through coursework and practice opportunities.
The curriculum provides rigorous and comprehensive training in epidemiologic methods for clinical and population-based research including study design, statistical analysis and interpretation of results, as well as research areas of focus for epidemiologic research including chronic diseases, infectious diseases, injury, and gene by environment interactions. The program’s etiologic orientation is based on the premise that knowledge of genetic, physiologic, behavioral and environmental factors contribute to understanding the underlying causes of complex human diseases needed to develop and evaluate effective preventive and treatment measures. The first two years of the program emphasize research and statistical methods complemented by theoretical and process-oriented coursework relevant to epidemiology. The last two years will largely be dedicated to dissertation research.
Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.
Fall: June 1
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School of Public Health
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