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PhD in One Health


Program Overview

The new PhD in Public Health, One Health concentration will require a minimum of 90 post-baccalaureate credit hours. These credits will include core public health coursework (15 credits); quantitative methods and statistics (12 credits); professional issues (7 credits); concentration area (35 credits); supervised research (3 credits); supervised teaching (3 credits); and dissertation research (15 credits). Recommended undergraduate prerequisite training for One Health degrees include basic biology, chemistry, physiology, and college algebra.

The One Health concentration is a research-oriented health degree that emphasizes working across public health, veterinary health, and environmental health disciplines to tackle difficult health problems. This program is designed to bridge the gap between various areas of animal, plant, and human health to improve the well being of all species.


Course Requirements

I. Public Health Core: 15 credits

Credits

*Semester

PHC 6052 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods

3

F

PHC 6001 Principles of Epidemiology

3

F

PHC 6313 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health

3

F,S online

HSA 6114 Introduction to the US Health Care System

3

F

PHC 6410 Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health

3

F

II. Quantitative Methods and Statistics: 12 credits

Credits

*Semester

PHC 6053 Regression Methods for the Life Sciences

3

S

PHC 6000 Epidemiology Methods

3

S

Elective

3

Elective

3

III. Concentration Core: 36-38 credits

Credits

*Semester

PHC 6301 or PHC 6312 Aquatic Systems and Environmental Health or Water Quality & Human Health

3

F,S

PHC 6515 An Introduction to Entomology, Zoonotic Diseases, and Food Safety

3

ss

PHC 6346 Occupational & Environmental Health among Agriculture Workers

3

F

PHC 6036 Environmental Infectious Diseases:  A Molecular Approach

3

F

PHC 6762 orPHC 6764 International Public Healthor Global Health and Development I

3

S, F

PHC 6XXX Environmental and Global Health Journal Club

1

S

PHC 6XXX Research Methods Rotation, setting based on student focus

4

General Elective*

3

General Elective*

3

General Elective*

3

General Elective*

3

Elective Different Area*

3

IV. Professional Issues: 5-7 credits

Credits

*Semester

PHC 6937 Public Health Journal Club

1

F

PHC 6937 Public Health Ethics

1-2

S

PHC 6937 Public Health Grant Writing

2

S, ss

PHC 6937 Environmental and Global Health Seminar

1

S

V. Advanced Research

PHC 7979 Advanced Research

3

 

VI. Supervised Teaching

PHC 6937 Supervised Teaching in Public Health

2

F-Even

VII. Dissertation Hours

PHC 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation

15

Total Hours

90

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