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Master's of Science in Epidemiology Program Video. Includes the Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell and other faculty members.

What is the M.S. Epidemiology program?

Learn more about our interdisciplinary Master’s in Epidemiology at Georgetown in the video below!

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Our Application is live!

The Master of Science in Epidemiology program’s application for Fall 2023 for full and part time students is ready. We look forward to your submission!

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Application Deadlines

Priority: January 15, 2023

Application fee is waived for priority applicants. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration for admission and scholarship aid.

Final: April 1, 2023

Final application deadline for entrance to Fall 2023.


What is Epidemiology?

Epidemiology is at the very core of solutions to the world’s health challenges, creating an urgent need for epidemiologists across health and human service industries. Disease and illness are not random occurrences; epidemiologists seek to uncover why and how some people contract diseases, while others do not. It is this research that guides epidemiologists to inform policy decisions and evidenced-based practice.

Georgetown University is proud to offer an interdisciplinary Master of Science in Epidemiology with a crosscutting theme of health disparities, motivated by the University’s commitment to social justice and community engagement.

We understand health disparities to be inequity in treatment of services that includes race, gender, physical and mental disabilities, occupation, location, geography, age and education.

As the first African-American woman to receive a PhD in epidemiology, our program director, Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell, has devoted her career on this mission. “The whole idea that research never focused on minority populations or minority issues, although those populations tend to have the worst prognosis and outcome, was always an enigma to me. We know that the understudied group will become the biggest burden in our social system, and we therefore must include all classifications of people in our research studies in order to understand a disease.” 

Here at Georgetown, we seek to examine health determinants that underlie resilience or susceptibility to diseases and conditions experienced by minority populations, and support interventional research that improve the health status of these groups.

Who should apply to the Epidemiology program?

Georgetown is a community of individuals with diverse educational and professional backgrounds. As we continue to grow, the Master of Science in Epidemiology program is looking to build upon the inclusivity of the larger Georgetown community. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. What unites them is their commitment to combating health disparities throughout the world.

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January 11th, 2019

Lucile Adams-Campbell, Ph.D., Director of the Master’s Program in Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Georgetown University, as well as Professor of Oncology and Associate Director for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named a 2018 ‘Washingtonian of the Year’ by Washingtonian magazine.…

CBCC honors patient navigation pioneer at gift of life breakfast

October 17th, 2017

At the 10th Annual Gift of Life breakfast, more than 200 supporters of the Capital Breast Care Center gathered at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel to celebrate the community-based program and its mission — providing patient navigation services and access to breast cancer screenings to all women, regardless of their ability to pay.. …

Taking on a crisis in D.C. — Oral health in underserved communities

January 23rd, 2016

In January 2007, Deamonte Driver, a 12-year-old African-American boy in Maryland, came home from school complaining about a headache, caused by an infected tooth. Less than two months later, Driver died from complications related to the infection. Disparity in health care for African-Americans is an acknowledged issue in the U.S… =…