Competencies describe activities or behaviors you should be able to demonstrate after completing your program.

Number Competencies
C1 Application of Methodology
Apply advanced understanding and application of epidemiologic, methodologic issues to plan, execute and interpret results from varied epidemiologic research study designs. (EEH 601)
C2 Advanced Analysis and Data Interpretation
Utilize expertise in advanced analysis and interpretation of data, such as data cleaning, data file construction, and management or implementation of analytic strategies. (EEH 611)
C3 Develop a Research Study Proposal and Appropriate Data Collection
Design a research study proposal that could be reviewed by an external group. (EEH 700)
C4 Written and Oral Communication Skills
Effectively communicate orally and in writing the results of an epidemiology research study in the form of an abstract, manuscript, poster, or oral presentation in a peer-reviewed setting. (EEH 700)
C5 Culminating Dissertation
Perform as a dissertation, a hypothesis-driven epidemiologic research study that includes a minimum of three aims, publishable as manuscripts that demonstrate mastery and understanding in one or more overarching content areas. This includes developing testable hypotheses using appropriate data and study design(s), conducting data analysis and interpreting study results in epidemiologic broader contexts. (EEH 700)
C6 Ethical Conduct of Human Subjects Research
Apply the basic ethical and legal issues pertaining to the collection, use and dissemination of data, such as knowledge of human subjects protections to research activities. (EEH 650)

In addition to the competencies listed above, competencies of the Epidemiology MS degree will also be attained through the Epidemiology PhD program.