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Rise to the Challenge & Solve Health Disparities

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Use a Master’s in Epidemiology to Bridge the Gap in Health

At the forefront of the world’s health challenges are epidemiologists seeking to understand the factors contributing to disease and illness. Through our interdisciplinary Master of Science in Epidemiology at Georgetown University, you’ll gain experience and skills to collaborate on multidisciplinary teams designing studies, creating interventions and establishing prevention programs. Embodying Georgetown’s commitment to social justice and community engagement, our program places particular emphasis on addressing health disparities.

GRE Not Required
Full-Time and Part-Time Options
Designated STEM-Eligible Program

Application Deadlines

January 15: Priority Consideration Deadline

No application fee if you apply by this date
Priority consideration for admission and scholarship aid

April 1: Final Deadline

Final application deadline for Fall 2024 start

Build a Strong Foundation for Success

The dynamic Master’s in Epidemiology curriculum prepares you for impactful work in epidemiology and emphasizes health equity and the role of community-based research. Our core courses cover fundamentals in epidemiology, understanding health disparities research and provide scientifically grounded training in theory, policy and research. You can choose one of three specialized areas for your concentration and thesis focus. By developing scientific skills in epidemiology, theory, policy research and universal methodologies, you’ll gain what you need to make a genuine impact in the field and people’s lives.

Choose from Three Concentrations

Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Cancer Epidemiology
Social and Behavioral Epidemiology

Faculty Who Inspire & Empower

As a student, you will take courses with world-class faculty who practice what they teach in Washington, DC, and around the world. Beyond the classroom, you will have the opportunity to participate in faculty research, benefit from mentorship and contribute to community outreach alongside your professors. For example, many students work with faculty at the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Prevention on programs focused on early detection in underserved communities across our city. These experiences not only help build strong student-faculty relationships, but also provide valuable hands-on research experience.

Embrace Diversity & Ignite New Ideas

Our inclusive program brings together diverse individuals dedicated to combating global health disparities and disease. As a student, you become part of an esteemed tradition rooted in making the world a better place. Located in Washington, DC, our program offers many opportunities and connections to ignite change at local and international levels. Our multidisciplinary training equips you with the versatile skills needed for various career paths in research, academia, consulting and more. At Georgetown, we empower you to make a meaningful impact in the field of public health.

Explore Careers

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“I worked in the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Research under Dr. Adams-Campbell and Dr. Dash. During COVID they found amazing opportunities for me to collaborate with the Lombardi Cancer Center studying vaccine hesitancy.”

Tamara Springer, M.S. ’21

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The world needs professionals like you to solve the public health challenges we face. If you are ready to help initiate change, learn more about how a Master of Science in Epidemiology from Georgetown will help you succeed. 

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