infection prevention and epidemiology

Master of Science in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology

Applications are now being accepted for

August 2017 and January 2018 start dates.

Program FAQ Document
Application Packet
Program Learning Outcomes
Course Descriptions
August 2017 Academic Calendar

August 2017 Payment Calendar
Financial Aid FAQ Document

Required Textbooks

Application Requirements

  • Completed BA or BS degree
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater for a BA/BS degree
    • Any applicant who does not have a GPA on their transcript must complete the GRE
  • College transcripts that verify your completed degree program
    • All foreign transcripts must be submitted with an official transcript interpretation
  • Completion of the 3 prerequisite courses:
    • Microbiology (4 credits)
    • Anatomy & Physiology (8 credits)
      • 2 Anatomy & Physiology courses or
      • 1 Anatomy and 1 Physiology course taken separately
    • Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)

Applying to the Program

  • Program Application: Applicants must complete an online graduate application.
  • Application Fee:  Applicants are required to pay a $50 application fee.  Applicants pay this fee from the UGF website at  
    • Click Make a Payment on the right hand side.
    • Enter your name.
    • Select Application Fee from the Payment Allocation drop down box.
    • Enter $50.00 as the Payment Amount
    • Select your Payment Option
    • Follow the prompts to finish your payment
  • Official Transcripts: Applicants must submit official transcripts to UGF verifying a completed bachelor’s degree.  UGF requires transcripts from all institutions attended while working toward the completed bachelor's degree and completion of prerequisite courses. Electronic transcripts are preferred.
  • Personal Essay:  Applicants will be required to answer an essay question in one page on the application.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume:  Applicants are required to email their CV or resume to:

Program Delivery

  • Part-time Student
  • Complete one on-line course every eight weeks
  • Short break between courses
  • One initial face-to-face orientation is required for all students at the beginning of the program
  • First cohort begins August 28, 2017 and finishes on June 14, 2019
  • Second cohort will begin January 2018

Program Orientation

 All students will be required to attend a face-to-face program orientation. 

August 2017 Orientation details:

  • The face-to-face orientation is scheduled August 17 - 18, 2017
  • Location: The Grotto, 8840 NE Skidmore Street, Portland, OR 97220
  • Start date & time: Thursday, August 17th at 9:00am
  • End date & time: Friday, August 18th at 12:00pm
  • Students are responsible for the following expenses:
    • Transportation to/from Orientation
    • Hotel
    • Dinner each night (breakfast & lunch will be provided by the program)

Program Cost

Providence St. Joseph Health and Partners caregivers are eligible for a 50% tuition discount via the University of Great Falls. The graduate tuition rate is $815/course credit ($2445/course). The 50% tuition discount equates to $407.5/course credit or $1,222.50 per course. Financial aid will be available to qualified applicants.  Non-Providence students will pay the graduate tuition rate of $815/credit.

*This information is based on the graduate tuition rate for the 2017-2018 school year.  Tuition rates are subject to change.
Providence St. Joseph Health and Partners Caregiver Discount

  • All full-time employees of Providence St. Joseph Health and Partners caregivers, their spouses or significant other, and dependents are eligible for a 50% reduction of tuition charges for classes at the University of Great Falls. Dependents are defined following IRS regulations.
  • For on-campus undergraduate students, the scholarship may be stacked with other institutional aid up to the annual scholarship cap.
  • Employees must complete the Providence St. Joseph Health Tuition Discount Application each term.
  • Both undergraduate and graduate programs are eligible for scholarship, including part-time students.
  • Campus students and distance students are eligible.
  • This excludes students in RN to BSN program and the AHI Certificate Program as these programs fall under a different discount program.

Contact Information
Jamie Owens
Senior Project Manager: Nursing and Health


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