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Masters of Science and Doctoral Training

Course of Study

Advanced degree training is offered through the well-established graduate programs in public health at the American University of Beirut Faculty of Health Sciences. Formal degree work is coupled with advanced workshops and mentored research with faculty at Yale University.


All long-term trainees will conduct research alongside their degree coursework. Research projects will be developed with program mentors and submitted for independent review by the program directors and Scientific Review Committee for one-time intramural research awards.

Other Support

PhD and MSc trainees of the program will also receive other support to round out their formal coursework including:
  • Travel to Yale University in the USA for Summer Intensive Workshops in injury research
  • Support for publication of research findings in scientific journals and presentation at scientific conferences
  • Monthly stipend to partially support living expenses.

PhD in Epidemiology Requirements

The PhD in Epidemiology Program at the Faculty of Health Science, AUB requires the completion of 27.5 credit hours of course work and 24 credit hours of thesis work.

The course work consists of:

  • 16 credits of core epidemiology and biostatistics courses
  • 1.5 credit of core research courses
  • 4-5 credits selected from a specified set of epidemiology and biostatistics courses
  • 5-6 credits of pre-approved elective courses.
  • The last 10 credits provide the opportunity for students through a variety of choices to specialize, focusing on a specific area of epidemiology. For the dissertation, primary data collection is a requirement.

MSc in Epidemiology Requirements

The MSc in Epidemiology Program at the Faculty of Health Science requires the completion of:

  • 19 credits of core epidemiology courses
  • 5 credits of electives based on the relevant topic of interest for each student
  • 6 credits of thesis work

Contact Us

For questions regarding AUB and your application to the Faculty of Health Sciences, please check out the FAQ section on the AUB Graduate Admissions Website.

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