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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 7th

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 WINTER)

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. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. 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
$13,230 estimated tuition*
$735 per credit, 18 total quarter credits, 6 max transfer credits

*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.  

Get the Details

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. 

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

Employer Reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees, even if there’s no formal program. Check with your manager or HR dept.

Accredited & Respected

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.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
DRPH8170 Applied Methods in Epidemiology
DRPH8400 Epidemiological Issues in Urban and Rural Health
DRPH8408 Chronic and Infectious Diseases in Epidemiology

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 folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors—they know all about the details of your program.


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

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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Ready for the Next Step?

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