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Epidemiology Post-Master's Certificate

School of Nursing & Health Sciences

Lead in the Exciting Field of Epidemiology

Ready to expand your expertise and be a leader in public health? With Capella’s online Post-Master’s Certificate in Epidemiology, you’ll investigate disease trends; identify the patterns, causes, and effects of diseases; and address public health issues in the US and around the world. You’ll gain problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to analyze disease and health-related conditions in diverse populations.

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 3 Specialization courses

Classes Start January 13th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 application fee (waived w/promo Fall19)

What you’ll learn

Make Evidence-Based Decisions

Analyze and interpret scientific concepts, methods, and tools of data collection, to develop evidence-based strategies that positively impact public health.

Advance Public Health

Evaluate strategies, interventions, and programs to reduce disease risks and promote public health well-being in diverse populations.

Interprofessional Leadership

Promote interprofessional leadership by applying team building, negotiation, and conflict management.

Maintain Ethical Standards

Design ethical and equitable policies and practices that advance public health.

Communicate Effectively

Provide clear, concise epidemiological information to policy makers, professionals, and lay audiences.

Cost & learning format

Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$755 per credit, 18 total quarter credits, 6 max transfer credits

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*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

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Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

10% military discount

If you're an active-duty military service member, spouse, or veteran, discounts may be available.

Transfer credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.

Employer reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees. Ask your manager about options.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample courses

Capella’s Post-Master’s Certificate in Epidemiology can help you expand your skills to make a positive impact on public health in the US and around the world.

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Applied Methods in Epidemiology

In this course, learners analyze the application of epidemiological research methodologies and practices to address public health issues in diverse populations. Through the use of these methods as public health practitioners, learners enhance their knowledge of the appropriate research designs used in epidemiology and how to integrate and evaluate public health data. Learners also evaluate the effects of designed evidence-based interventions and related policy statements.

6 quarter credits
Epidemiological Issues in Urban and Rural Health

In this course, learners evaluate critical issues in urban and rural health from an epidemiological perspective. Learners examine epidemiological research and associated research methodologies and practices and use them to identify the determinants of health disparities in urban and rural populations. Learners also analyze the physical, environmental, psychosocial, and occupational factors unique to urban and rural areas and evaluate communication and collaborative strategies used to effectively allocate resources and plan for the health needs of geographically diverse populations.

6 quarter credits
Chronic and Infectious Diseases in Epidemiology

Learners in this course study chronic and infectious disease case studies to gain a better understanding of disease syndromes, their causes, and associated prevention strategies. Learners analyze the genetic, biological, molecular, environmental, psychosocial, and occupational factors that contribute to chronic and infectious disease prevalence across diverse populations and the collaborative strategies used to create public health solutions that address those factors. Learners also examine research methodologies and evidence-based practices for conducting outbreak investigations, developing diseases surveillance systems, evaluating transmission patterns, assessing intervention strategies, and using technology and multimedia to organize and present research findings.

6 quarter credits

Faculty & support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment counselors

These experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.

Financial aid counselors

Our team knows how to run the numbers and help find ways to save on costs.


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Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.

Relevant blog posts

What Is Epidemiology?

Take a closer look at the work of epidemiologists and potential career opportunities in the field.

The Role of Epidemiologists in Global Health

Epidemiologists are front and center in tackling the world’s most challenging health concerns

The Role of Public Health Officials and Infectious Diseases

From ongoing research initiatives to effectively communicating information to diverse populations, public health officials play a vital role in combating infectious diseases.

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