Additionally, students are required to fulfill the following requirements:
- Actively participate in epidemiology and biostatistics seminar series and each student is required to present at least one seminar each year.
- Pass the candidacy examination. The decision to admit or not to admit a student to candidacy will be made by a committee of graduate faculty in the Epidemiology program.
- Complete a comprehensive exam as a defense of a dissertation research proposal, administered by the entire doctoral committee around one year after the candidacy exam.
- Complete a PhD dissertation.
All students enrolled in the PhD program will be required to successfully complete a minimum of 28 accumulated course credit hours.
Required Core Methodology Courses
(All of the following are required.)
- PHS 500 Research Ethics (Required course)
- PHS 554 Statistical Methods in Public Health (3 credits)
- PHS 555 Statistical Methods in Public Health II (3 credits)
- PHS 510 Grant Writing (3 credits)
Substantive Epidemiology Courses
(Four required, and one 3-credit elective.)
- PHS 558 Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology (3 credits)
- PHS 556 Cancer Epidemiology (3 credits)
- PHS 583 Infectious Disease Epidemiology II (3 credits)
- PHS 543 Environmental Epidemiology (3 credits)
- PHS 559 Nutritional Epidemiology (3 credits)
Other Biostatistics Courses
- PHS 523 Multivariate Analysis (3 credits)
- PHS 524 Longitudinal Data Analysis (3 credits)
- PHS 526 Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)
- PHS 527 Survival Analysis (3 credits)
Sample Course Sequence
This is an example first-year course sequence for a full-time student.