PhD Epi/Bio Curriculum
Students will complete a minimum of 38 credit hours of study plus dissertation research and the corresponding residency credits. The core curriculum consists of 19 credit hours comprising nine courses, including five courses in epidemiology and biostatistics. Students will also complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of electives, including two DGS-approved epidemiology courses and two 700 level biostatistics courses. Electives must be approved by the student’s dissertation committee and the DGS. If the student does not have a dissertation committee at the time approval is sought for an elective, then approval will rest with the DGS, who will serve as the student’s academic advisor until such time as the student has a dissertation advisor. Students will also complete one one-credit-hour seminar within the first year.