Gain the tools required to understand, prevent and control diseases on a global scale and become a vital force in improving population health outcomes in a fulfilling public health career.
Become an epidemiology graduate student in the reputable Arnold School of Public Health and experience exceptional instruction. You will explore the etiology of disease transmission, analyze data to inform policy, conduct original research and be well prepared to safeguard communities.
Study in a program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, which assures quality in public health education.
Complete a research project culminating in a thesis that applies the principles and methods learned during coursework.
Apply what you learn in opportunities for research and mentorship by experienced epidemiologists and biostatisticians.
Study in a department known for excellence in teaching at a top-tier research institution.
What You’ll Study
Formulate research questions and develop evidence-based hypotheses that are testable with quantitative data. Develop protocols for primary data collection and for documentation of secondary data analyses. Communicate epidemiological findings effectively and complete a research project with a thesis as a graduation requirement.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner
Organizing and maintaining data in a computer system, including storage, retrieval and security
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Research Associate
- Data Analyst
- Program Coordinator
- Disease Prevention and Control
Job Titles of Alumni
- Program Coordinator
- Research Analyst
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $72,421
- Health Departments
- Private Sector
Employers of Alumni
- S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention