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, execution, and interpret 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. (EEH 501, EEH 502, EEH 601, EEH 602, EEH 700)
C2 Advanced Analysis and Data Interpretation
Utilize expertise in advanced analysis and interpretation of data (e.g., data cleaning, data file construction and management, and implementation of analytic strategies) appropriate for the type of data, study design, and research hypothesis. (EEH 505, STA 527, STA 528, STA 529, EEH 611)
C3 Develop a Research Study Proposal and Appropriate Data Collection
Design a research study proposal (including grant proposals) that could be reviewed by an external group. (EEH 700)
C4 Data Collection
Participate in primary data collection and convey knowledge about the validation of data collection and use of appropriate tools in data collection. (Required for degree)
C5 Written and Oral Communicate Skills
Effectively communicate orally and in writing  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. (EEH 696A EEH 700)
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. (EEH 700)

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