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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 Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, you’ll be a part of 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 Requirements| Tuition and Fees

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

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

The Medical College of Georgia hosts several educational and research events throughout the year, providing students with access to world-class researchers and their discoveries.

The Department of Population Health Sciences conducts collaborative research in a variety of fields, including cancer, dental, nursing and regenerative medicine.


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.

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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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