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Master’s in Epidemiology Online

Advance Your Career While Making a Difference. Get Your MASTER’S IN PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY ONLINE.    

Our career-relevant, Master's in Public Health Epidemiology online program is designed for two groups of students. The first are recent college graduates or those with a limited background in health and medicine who want a credential that will allow them to break into careers in the field of public health. The second consists of working professionals in healthcare fields interested in pursuing a specialized approach to advancing solutions in public health through disease discovery, prevention, and control. Graduates of this Master's degree in Epidemiology online public health studies program have the opportunity to serve in high-impact areas from medical research to medical emergency management and much more.  

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Time to Complete: 2 years (45 credit hours)

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Modality: Online

One Start Per Year: Fall

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No GRE Required

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Tuition and Fees*:
$22,227 (resident)
$43,229 (nonresident)

* These costs cover the entire cost of the program and are approximate. Use our tuition calculator to determine your tuition and fees by semester by selecting your degree, semester, rate, and credit hours. Select “Health Science Center” from the top tab, then for School, select “School of Public Health,” and finally for Program, select “Graduate Program.” This calculator does not include any non-tuition costs such as living expenses, food, books, international fees, etc. Information about the total cost of attendance is available from Aggie One Stop.

Tyra Flenoy

"The MPH core curriculum provides students with the proper skillset to tackle a broad range of health issues.... The faculty and staff at the School of Public Health are so supportive of student’s goals and aspirations."

Why Get Your Master's in Epidemiology Online at Texas A&M? 

World-class faculty with a student focus. Our online MPH degree faculty represent some of the top minds in the field and are well-known throughout the academic community and in public health circles. Just as importantly, our focus is on you — the student. Our mission is to develop graduates for positions of leadership in government and the healthcare industry. 

Strength of the Aggie Network. Obtaining your master’s degree from Texas A&M — one of the largest universities in the U.S. and a tier-1 research institution — will give you a marketable credential recognized around the world. The Aggie network spans the globe with more than 500,000 former students in over 160 countries. Once you join us, you’ll find that Aggies are fiercely loyal to their alma mater and to each other. 

A great student experience. We care about our students, and that’s reflected in student and graduate testimonials. Learn more here about our students, what they’ve accomplished, and what they have to say about the Master's in Epidemiology online program. 

Mario Zuniga

"Before I decided to attend the School of Public Health, I was looking into medical school. I soon discovered how well a master’s degree in public health (MPH) can complement the curriculum I wanted to learn in medical school and decided to pursue an MPH in epidemiology."

Who Can Benefit from an MPH in Epidemiology? 

Our students have a variety of professional backgrounds, including:  

  • Medical Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Healthcare Administrators
  • Health Research Specialist
  • Disaster management
  • Data Scientists
  • Policy Analysts
  • Environmental Scientists and Engineers

Supported, Online Learning 

We offer the convenience and flexibility of asynchronous online learning without sacrificing the caliber of education that you expect from a top-tier university. Using Canvas, online learners experience an intuitive, user-friendly design, and our highly engaged faculty use tools that promote instructor-to-student and student-to-student interaction — all from the comfort of your own home or study environment.

Andrew Payne

"After working as a nurse for several years, I became more interested in the systematic problems of health care than in the problems of the individuals seeking health care, so I shifted my focus and started my graduate degree in epidemiology at the School of Public Health."

Our Flexible Curriculum  

The Master's in Public Health Epidemiology online is a 45-credit-hour program with a flexible curriculum. If you are trying to break into the industry, you can focus on foundational courses. If you are already an industry professional, you can advance your career by taking specialty master's in public health and policy and management courses in areas like social epidemiology, disaster epidemiology, disease control, health data analysis, environmental epidemiology, spatial epidemiology, global health epidemiology, R programming, longitudinal data analysis, and much more.   

For curriculum details, see here .  

Admission Requirements  

To be eligible to apply to the online Master's in epidemiology program, applicants must:    

  • have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0;  
  • be a United States citizen or U.S. permanent resident; and  
  • hold a U.S. bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university prior to the start of the program.  

Scholarships and Tuition Waivers 

A limited number of Texas A&M SPH scholarship awards are issued each year to incoming graduate students. The average scholarship award ranges from $1,000 to $2,000 per academic year.  An eligible nonresident graduate student receiving a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000 for the academic year may qualify for a nonresident tuition waiver—an exemption from paying nonresident tuition, which significantly reduces the cost of attendance.  

Apply Now 

We’re excited to receive your application! We encourage you to start the path to earning your Master's in Epidemiology online today.   

Dates and Deadlines

Master of Public Health programs admits in the Fall term only (not spring or summer terms). Applications for Fall 2024 will open on Sept. 1, 2023. 

Application deadlines
Entering Semester Application Deadline Mandatory Orientations* First Class Day
Fall 2024

March 15, 2024 (final deadline for international applicants)

July 1, 2024 (final deadline for domestic/US applicants to the ONLINE MPH Epidemiology Degree Program)

New Students

August 7, 2024*


August 19, 2024

*All new graduate students must attend mandatory orientation sessions. More information will be shared via email.