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. 

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

Core Curriculum (19 Hours)

CPH 717

Causal Inference

3

BST 682

Generalized Linear Models

3

EPI 714

Epidemiologic Study Design

3

EPI 715

Research Methods in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

3

BST 762

Longitudinal Data

3

Comprehensive Exam Taken

CPH 786

Doctoral Seminar

1

CPH 786

Doctoral Seminar

1

CPH 786

Doctoral Seminar

1

CPH 786

Doctoral Seminar

1

Core Curriculum Total =

19 Credits

Elective in Epidemiology or Biostatistics

3

Elective in Epidemiology #1

3

Elective in Epidemiology #2

3

Elective in Biostatistics at 700 level #1

3

Elective in Biostatistics at 700 level #2

3

CPH 663

Intro to Public Health (Required for students w/o prior PH degree)

1

Qualifying Exam Taken

CPH 767

Residency Credit

2

CPH 767

Residency Credit

2

Coursework Transfers​

Students with previous graduate coursework may be permitted to transfer up to a maximum of 9 credit hours.  However, the actual amount transferred for a given student will depend on the overlap of that student’s previous graduate coursework with the PhD EPB curriculum, the student’s performance in that previous graduate coursework, and the student’s educational needs as perceived by the DGS and the student’s dissertation committee. Hence, transfers will be decided on a case-by-case basis. In particular, there should be no expectation that the actual number of credit hours transferred will equal the maximum allowed by the Graduate School. Transfers will be determined by the DGS and the student’s dissertation committee, and they will be subject to final approval by the Graduate School. If the student does not yet have a dissertation committee at the time a transfer is sought, for example when the transfer involves waiving a course ordinarily taken in year 1, then the transfer will be determined by the DGS.