Program Requirements

Doctor of Public Health

Epidemiology Specialization

Students will complete 29 credits in the Epidemiology PhD core, including 8 doctoral seminar units. In addition to the core courses, students will work closely with their academic advisor to select 6 credits of Epidemiology electives beyond units required for the MPH. degree and 9 elective credits in an outside area. Students will also complete 24 dissertation credits.

Core (29 credits required)

  • CHS 713: Epidemiology III (3 credits)
  • CHS 782: Analysis of Categorical Data (3 credits)
  • CHS 726: Biopsychosocial Foundations of Health (3 credits)
  • CHS 745: Advanced Survey Methods in Public Health (3 credits)
  • CHS 786: Biostatistical Analysis in Cohort Studies (3 credits)
  • CHS 784: Conduct and Analysis of Clinical Trials (3 credits)
  • CHS 710: Grant Writing for Public Health (3 credits)
  • CHS 791: Seminar in Public Health (8 credits)

Epidemiology Electives (6 credits required; advisor approved)

  • CHS 754: Health Informatics Methods (3 credits)
  • CHS 706: Social Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • CHS 723: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3 credits)
  • CHS 724: Environmental Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • CHS 707: HIV/AIDS Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • CHS 740: Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases (3 credits)
  • CHS 739: Cancer Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • CHS 748: Epidemiologic Surveillance (3 credits)
  • CHS 749: Outbreak Investigation (3 credits)
  • CHS 735: Introduction to Exposure Assessment and Control (3 credits)
  • CHS 781: Environmental and Occupational Health Risk Assessment (3 credits)
  • CHS 783R: Regression and Multivariant Analysis in Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • CHS 731: Advanced Evaluation in Public Health (3 credits)

Elective Credits in Outside Area (9 credits required; advisor approved)

Dissertation Credits (24 required)

  • CHS 799: Dissertation (24 credits)

Social and Behavioral Health

Students will complete 29 credits in the PhD core, including 8 doctoral seminar credits. In addition to the core courses, students will work closely with their academic advisor to select 6 credits of Social and Behavioral Health electives beyond units required for the MPH degree and 9 elective credits in an outside area. Students will also complete 24 dissertation credits.

Core (29 credits required)

  • CHS 706: Social Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • CHS 711: Advocacy in Health Promotion (3 credits)
  • CHS 782: Analysis of Categorical Data (3 credits)
  • CHS 726: Biopsychosocial Foundations for Health (3 credits)
  • CHS 745: Advanced Survey Methods in Public Health (3 credits)
  • CHS 786: Biostatistical Analysis in Cohort Studies (3 credits)
  • CHS 710: Grant Writing for Public Health Research (3 credits)
  • CHS 791: Seminar in Public Health (8 credits)

Social and Behavioral Health Electives (6 credits required; advisor approved)

  • CHS 731: Advanced Evaluation in Public Health (3 credits)
  • CHS 708: Epidemiology II (3 credits)
  • CHS 713: Epidemiology III (3 credits)
  • CHS 754: Health Informatics Methods (3 credits)
  • CHS 753: Health Informatics (3 credits)
  • CHS 723: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3 credits)
  • CHS 724: Environmental Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • CHS 707: HIV/AIDS Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • CHS 740: Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease (3 credits)
  • CHS 739: Cancer Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • CHS 748: Epidemiologic Surveillance (3 credits)
  • CHS 749: Outbreak Investigation (3 credits)
  • CHS 735: Introduction to Exposure Assessment and Control (3 credits)
  • CHS 781: Environmental and Occupational Health Risk Assessment (3 credits)
  • CHS 783R: Regression & Multivariant Analysis in Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • CHS 784: Conduct and Analysis of Clinical Trials (3 credits)

Elective Credits in Outside Area (9 credits required; advisor approved)

Dissertation Credits (24 required)

  • CHS 799: Dissertation (24 credits)