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Sample PhD Curriculum

Sample Course Schedule: Public Health PhD – SBS Track
Suggested courses only, specific course work may change depending upon individual requirements.

Year One
Fall Spring Summer
Statistical Methods for Health Sciences – PHC 6050 (3) US Health Care Systems – HSA 6114 (3) Theory Breadth Course (3)
Theory Development/Testing PHC 6937 (2)  Public Health and Biomedical Ethics – PHC 6937 (2)  Specialization Course (3)
Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health – PHC 6410 (3)  Statistical Methods in Research I – PHC 6052 (3)  
Seminar in Public Health
Teaching (1) 
Perspectives in Public Health:
Social and Behavioral Science PHC 6937 (1)
 
Total: 9 Total: 9 Total: 6

 

Year Two
Fall Spring Summer
Social and Behavioral Science Research Methods – PHC 6700 (3)  Regression Methods for the Life Sciences – PHC 6053 (3) PHC 6162 Grant Writing
Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health – PHC 6001 (3) Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health – PHC 6313 (3) Specialization or Theory Breadth (3)
Specialization or Theory Breadth (3) Statistical Methods in Research I – PHC 6052 (3)  
Total: 9 Total: 9 Total: 6

 

Year Three
Fall Spring Summer
Qualitative Methods in Public Health – PHC 6937 (3)  Specialization or Theory Breadth (3) Supervised Research – PHC 7979 (3)
Instrument Development for Health Behavior PHC 6937 (2)  Specialization or Theory Breadth (3) Specialization or Theory Breadth (3)
Advanced Statistics Course (student’s area of specialization) (3) Specialization or Theory Breadth (3)  
Journal Club – PHC 6937 (1)     
Total: 9 Total: 9 Total: 6

 

Year Four
Fall Spring Summer
Supervised Teaching PHC 6940(3) Research for Doctoral Dissertation PHC 7980 (9)  
Research for Doctoral Dissertation PHC 7980 (6)    
Total: 9 Total: 9  

Blue: Core Courses from MPH, Green: Shared course titles (E&GH; SBS), Peach: Shared course requirements (E&GH; SBS), Purple: SBS concentration