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Master of Public Health (MPH)

Coursework, practicum placement, and a faculty mentored thesis give you the training and experience necessary to find success improving public health in clinical, academic, government, and industry settings.

Master of Science (MS)

Our rich, collaborative training program will position you to find professional success improving public health through research, or to continue your education in a research-based PhD program.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Our PhD program will provide you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of epidemiologic methods and principles through a rigorous academic curriculum while you strengthen your research skills working alongside renowned faculty and a talented and diverse student body.

Concurrent Degrees

The Department of Epidemiology offers five concurrent degree programs:

MS with PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)

MPH/MS/PhD with Doctor of Medicine (MD)

MPH with Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS)

MS/MPH with Master of Public Administration (MPA)

MPH/PhD with Anthropology

Online Master of Public Health

Individuals seeking an online program should consider the UW School of Public Health online MPH program. This 18-month, primarily online MPH is for working professionals who are tackling today’s major health challenges. With the exception of three on-site sessions, classes are conducted online, giving students the flexibility to do their coursework largely on their own schedule and at their own location. The online MPH program is run through the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health and is not an epidemiology-specific degree.



UW is #7 ranked school of public health in the U.S based on U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

The School of Public Health ranked seventh in the nation in the most recent US News & World Report survey of graduate schools of public health, and third among publicly funded schools of public health.

Students Enrolled in 2020-21

229 total

New Students in 2020-21

51 MPH and M.S. students and 23 Ph.D. students


53 core, 58 adjunct, 48 affiliate, 12 clinical and 27 emeriti faculty

Partner Centers & Institutions

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute, Center for AIDS and STD Research, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, and more.