Academic Programs / Majors

Home > Majors > Epidemiology
New Search Button


Request Info About Graduate School

administrative contact

Tina Harvey
Administrative Associate
School of Public Health
phone: 304-293-4606
fax: 304-293-2700

program contact

R. David Parker
Associate Professor & MPH Graduate Director
phone: 304-293-8228
fax: 304-293-2700

Program Details

Program Description

This degree is designed for those who wish to acquire skills necessary for research in public health. This degree is appropriate for those interested in a career studying the relationship of risk factors to a variety of disease outcomes (e.g., the effect of high blood pressure, environmental exposures, or obesity on heart disease, cancer, longevity, reproductive outcomes). The degree focuses on development of basic research skills for the study of correlates and determinants of disease and other health conditions.

Career Profile

WVU MPH graduates in Epidemiology are qualified to work and provide leadership in state and federal public health agencies (e.g., CDC, NIOSH); hospitals; infection control departments in multiple industries, academic health centers and other healthcare organizations; research institutions; foundations; insurance and managed care organizations; and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Additional Information

All MPH applications must be submitted through the national SOPHAS service. In addition to the application, applicants must submit to SOPHAS a statement of purpose and objectives, official GRE test scores, three letters of reference, a current resume/curriculum vitae, and all university transcripts. SOPHAS requires original transcripts from ALL U.S. institutions attended! (Even Study Abroad) Please see each Major’s website for additional application requirements.
- See more at:

Admission Requirements for Epidemiology:
•Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a preferred overall GPA of 3.0.

•GRE Scores of 150 (Verbal), 144 (Quantitative), 4.0 (Analytical Writing)

• TOEFL scores (minimum of 515 Paper-based), (minimum 213 Computer-based).

* School of Public Health Mandatory Laptop program.

Apply Now

Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Priority: April 15


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.