Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases


This online Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases creates an in depth training in epidemiologic methods and their application to the study, control and prevention of infectious diseases as well as basic training in biostatistical concepts, to help students understand and interpret the statistical methods used by epidemiologist. Focus will be on the application of methods such as study design, surveillance, GIS, vaccination strategies, etc. as applied to infectious diseases.

This certificate is unique because it will provide not only the knowledge and understanding of the epidemiology of infectious diseases, but will also provide the necessary tools to be applied in the field.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered online and at the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


  • History and Systems (1 credit)
  • Population Assessment I (5 credits)

Or the two following Graduate level courses:

  • Epidemiology (3)
  • Biostatistics (3)

Total of 12 credit hours required for the certificate


9 credit hours

  • PHC 6002- Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3)
  • PHC 6006 - Epidemiological Methods of Infectious Diseases (3)
  • PHC 6010 - Epidemiology Methods I (3)


3 credit hours

One of the following courses:

  • PHC 6251 - Disease Surveillance and Monitoring (3)
  • PHC 6517 - Infectious Diseases Prevention Strategies (3)
  • PHC 6562 - Microbiology for Health Care Workers (3)

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.

Time Limit for Completion of Certificate

Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is two years.


Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano, M.D., Ph.D.

Kathleen O'Rourke, Ph.D.

Jane Lundh, M.A.

Pre-Admissions Advising - Public Health
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