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With a master’s in Epidemiology, you’ll be prepared to search for the causes of disease, determine who is at risk and design methods for controlling and preventing its spread.

The online program is designed for new college graduates or professionals working in academia or health care who want to gain additional theoretical and applied knowledge in epidemiology.

By choosing to earn your master’s in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health at Augusta University, you’ll be a part of a program taught by established clinical researchers with a team-based approach to teaching.

Epidemiology is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Helpful and Nurturing



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Epidemiology Program

Steven S. Coughlin, PhD


What You'll Study


Students in Augusta University’s Master of Science in Epidemiology program will complete 36 credit hours in five semesters, including three credit hours of a capstone project.

The program is delivered in an online format, with the opportunity for students to complete the capstone project in their local area.

Curriculum | Admissions Criteria | Tuition and Fees | Application Deadlines

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Graduate School Advantage

Augusta University's graduate programs are among the best in the nation – and the world – and our graduate students are our most valuable assets. To ensure that our students earn more than a degree, the Graduate School offers a range of opportunities so they can develop the leadership, communication and personal skills needed for a rewarding life and academic, research or professional career.

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About the Graduate School

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Mentored research opportunities that students can complete in their local areas make the class convenient for students across the state.

At the intersection of education and action lies the School of Public Health at Augusta University, one of Georgia's premier research institutions. Here, we provide students access to a growing research infrastructure to support their academic journey.

Our programs empower students to engage in research and outreach, enabling them to confront pressing health issues and promote health equity. The program equips students with the tools they need to address the underlying factors contributing to health disparities.


Fully Online

The online program is designed for working professionals with busy schedules, especially practicing physicians, nurses, health care administrators and other health care professionals.


Dynamic Location

Augusta University is the only public university in Georgia with an academic medical center and is one of only four public research universities in the state.


Team Approach

Faculty utilize a team-based approach that offers guest lectures in courses presented by other areas.


Mentored Research

The required capstone project provides the chance to engage in exciting research from anywhere in the state.

Your Future

Career Options

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for epidemiologists is projected to rise much faster than average through 2031.

In 2021, the median pay for an epidemiologist was $78,830 per year.

Admissions Criteria at a Glance

GPA: Overall GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale at the Baccalaureate level calculated on all undergraduate work.

Degree Requirement: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Unofficial transcripts from US colleges and universities can be used in the admissions review process in lieu of official transcripts for this program.

Standardized Test Requirements: Submission of official GRE exam score is optional.

Letters of Recommendation: Recommendations from three individuals must be submitted through the application portal.

International Students: Please review the verification process for international transcripts and the english proficiency requirement.

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*Tution & Fees listed here are for in-state students enrolling in the university for Fall 2024 semester.

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For more detailed admissions criteria, please visit the Graduate School's graduate admissions guide.

Application Deadlines

Fall '24 Application Deadline

  • June 15, 2024

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. The program does not accept applications after the published application deadline, however the program will continue to accept application materials up to 2 weeks after the application deadline.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20 for F-1 student status or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status cannot be issued by Augusta University for enrollment in this online program per U.S. immigration regulations. Questions? Please email International & Postdoctoral Services Office at

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Studying on Augusta University’s Health Sciences Campus puts you in the center of its biomedical research enterprise, with access to the Georgia Cancer Center, the Medical College of Georgia and the state’s only public academic medical center.

Offered 100% online, the master’s in Epidemiology is designed for those who would like to earn an advanced degree without disrupting their career.

The faculty is composed of committed researchers involved in transdisciplinary research collaborations that enrich the academic experience for students while advancing scientific understanding.

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