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

C1. Application of Methodology.
Demonstrate advanced understanding and application of methodologic issues used in the planning, execution, and interpretation of results from varied epidemiologic research study designs including the ability to critically evaluate these designs in both the review of literature and the development of research study proposals.
C2. Advanced Analysis and Data Interpretation.
Demonstrate expertise in advanced analysis and interpretation of data, including data cleaning, data file construction and management, and implementation of analytic strategies appropriate for the type of data, study design, and research hypothesis, with understanding of underlying assumptions, strengths and limitations of epidemiologic and biostatistical methods.
C3. Develop a Research Study Proposal.
Demonstrate proficiency in the development of a research study proposal (including grant proposals) that could be reviewed by an external group.
C4. Data Collection.
Participate in primary data collection.
C5. Written and Oral Communicate Skills.
Demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating the results of an epidemiologic research study in the form of an abstract, manuscript, poster, and/or oral presentation in an external peer-review setting.
C6. 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 area(s). This includes developing testable hypotheses using appropriate data and study design(s), conducting data analysis, and interpreting study results in epidemiologic and broader contexts.

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