Epidemiology Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Epidemiology Degree

Epidemiology is a fascinating field of study within medicine that analyzes the causes, patterns, and effects of health conditions in defined populations. Epidemiologists leverage big data, disparate information, and evidence-based research to identify health risks and healthcare solutions to meet an ever-growing, aging population. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer epidemiology degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Epidemiology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Mason has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate2
Master's Degree0

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male0
Female2

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Non Resident Alien1
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Epidemiology program at George Mason University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Epidemiologists

Description

Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, epidemiologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 110
    • Average Hourly Rate: $45.65
    • Average Annual Salary: $94950

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Description

Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Epidemiology Programs in Virginia

Epidemiology programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Epidemiology (D)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
68.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,093