​​Program Overview

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics is designed to train health care professionals to generate numerous research ideas and interpret epidemiologic and biostatistics information.


Program Mission

The Program strives to provide advance education and innovative research in the disciplines of epidemiology and biostatistics that promote and informs best practices, policies, and scientific evidence in the field of public health that meet the need of the community.


Program Description

All students in the Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics program complete six core public health coursework in biostatistics, epidemiology, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, healthcare management, and health information systems. Students should register in four courses in the First semester of their Master program and two courses in the second semester. The total credit hours equal to 18 credits.​


Program Aims to:

  1. 1- Promote public health through the implementation of a new model of care that focuses on prevention and improving society's health awareness
  2. 2- Provide the students with expectational education and research skills to prepare for career advancement in the field of epidemiology and biostatistics and promotes continual career growth.
  3. 3- Overcome the shortage of qualified professionals in the field of epidemiology and health-related statistics in Saudi Arabia. Graduates will contribute to the development and application of epidemiology and biostatistics at hospitals, healthcare centers, and in the community, and solve problems that may otherwise hinder the advancement of these disciplines and their utilization.
  4. 4- Continually improve public health and its services by focusing on understating determinants of health conditions that are preventable within the general population or within sub-populations in line with international standards and best practices 

Intended Audience

Students with background in health-related fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Laboratory.



The Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) Program runs full-time for two calendar years.​​

Program Venue

Riyadh Campus