programs and degrees

The department offers both master's and doctoral degree programs. Both degree programs are designed to prepare students for careers in public health practice or research.


Master's Degree Programs


The Department of Epidemiology also welcomes students to join us as Masters Internationalists.  These students complete their MPH course work on campus, but they also gain vital public health experience through two years of service with the Peace Corps.  The Peace Corps experience offers a number of personal and professional benefits to public health students, and it also fulfills the practicum requirement of the school.  If you'd like more information about the Peace Corps Masters Internationalist program please click here.


MD/MPH Degree Program



Doctoral Degree Programs


MD/PhD Degree Program


Combined Degree Program

The Combined Degree Program allows outstanding  BSPH students to combine their undergraduate studies with a public health professional master's degree at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Students may combine the BSPH with the MPH, MSPH, MHA or MPH&TM. The combined degree typically takes  four semesters (including the summer semester) after completion of the BSPH degree. The combined degree program allows up to 12 graduate level credits to be completed while an undergraduate which saves approximately one semester. For full program details please see the Combined Degree webpage



Department of Epidemiology, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2000, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-6809