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PhD in Environmental Health

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The new PhD in Public Health, offered by the College of Public Health and Health Professions, 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).

Upon successful completion of all program components, culminating in the dissertation defense, program graduates will be awarded the PhD in Public Health. Examples of places of employment include universities, federal and state government agencies (e.g. Centers for Disease Control, public health departments), health and environmental research firms, and non-profit local, national, and international agencies.


COURSE REQUIREMENTS



I. Public Health Core: 15 credits

Credits

Introduction to Biostatistical Methods

3

Principles of Epidemiology

3

Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health

3

Introduction to the US Health Care System

3

Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health

3

II. Quantitative Methods and Statistics: 12 credits

Credits

Regression Methods for the Life Sciences

3

Epidemiology Methods

3

6

III. Concentration Core: 36-38 credits

Credits

General Toxicology

3

Exposure Measurement and Assessment

3

Health Risk and Crisis Communication

3

Human Health Risk Assessment

4

International Public Healthor Global Health and Development I

3

Environmental and Global Health Journal Club

1

Research Methods Rotation, setting based on student focus

4

3

3

3

3

3

IV. Professional Issues: 5-7 credits

Credits

Public Health Journal Club

1

Public Health Ethics

1-2

Public Health Grant Writing

2

Environmental and Global Health Seminar

1

V. Supervised Research

Supervised Research

3

VI. Supervised Teaching

Supervised Teaching in Public Health

2

VII. Dissertation Hours

Research for Doctoral Dissertation

15

Total Hours

90

*F=Fall; S=Spring; ss=Summer. Class schedules are subject to change each semester. Students should verify course offerings and contact appropriate department for permission to register prior to registration.

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