Master of Science in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (M.Sc.)

Department: Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine 

Program Chair: Prof. Liat Lerner-Geva (

Program Advisor:  Ms. Ilanit Cohen (

Secretary: Ms. Tali Herman (


The Master's Degree in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (MSc) at TAU provides students with the skills to design, conduct, and analyze research on the identification, prevention, and treatment of human diseases and other discoveries leading to improved health for the people of this country and all nations.


Admissions Requirements

  • Ability to read, write, and speak Hebrew and English. Applicants whose first language is neither Hebrew nor English will be required to prove proficiency in one or the other.
  • Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution with a grade average of 80 points (B) or higher.
  • Demonstration of good academic performance in previous studies as shown by official transcripts, research reports, abstracts or any other documents demonstrating research skills.


Program Requirements

  • Students are required to complete a minimum of 34 course credits during the two-year program.
  • Thesis submission and oral defense requirements must be fulfilled within three years from the start of the program.
  • Thesis proposal must be submitted by the beginning of the second year of studies.
  • Participation in 25 departmental seminars is compulsory.


M.Sc. Course Curriculum

  • Required Medical Faculty Courses (5 credits): Biostatistics A (Basic), Scientific Writing
  • Required M.Sc. Core Courses (15 credits): Introduction to Epidemiology, Interpretation of Epidemiological Data, Research and Survey Methods in Epidemiology, 2 advanced courses in Biostatistics
  • Electives (8 credits): Environmental Epidemiology, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology of Aging and Prevention in Old Age, Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke, Nutritional Epidemiology, Cancer Epidemiology, Epidemiology of Physical Activity, Occupational Epidemiology, Medical Decision Making, Medical Informatics, Clinical Trials, or other courses provided by the School of Public Health and the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
  • No more than 6 credits may be taken from courses offered by the Graduate School of Medicine. The graduate studies committee of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine must first approve the selected courses.

All courses are taught in Hebrew unless specified otherwise.

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