The PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences program requires a minimum of 96 semester hours. Students must complete a minimum of 9 semester hours in formal 500 series courses in major area of concentration (not necessarily in one division). Students must also complete 6 semester hours in a collateral area. The 595 seminar series may not be counted towards fulfillment of this requirement.
School-Wide Core Requirements (minimum 46 semester hours) Heading link
- BSTT 400 – Biostatistics I (4 semester hours)
- BSTT 401 – Biostatistics II (4 semester hours)
- EPID 403 – Introduction to Epidemiology: Principles and Methods (3 semester hours)
- IPHS 520 – Public Health Frameworks for Researchers (required for all PhD students without an MPH degree) (3 semester hours)
- IPHS 599 – PhD Dissertation Research (minimum 32 semester hours)
Note: BSTT 400 and BSTT 401 are only required if not previously taken at the master’s level.
Divisional Core Requirements (21-22 semester hours) Heading link
- EOHS 401 – Ethics and Justice in Environmental and Occupational Health (2 semester hours)
- EOHS 402 – Systems Approaches to Environmental and Occupational Health (4 semester hours)
- EOHS 501 – Exposure Assessment Strategies (3 semester hours)
- EOHS 502 – Environment, Toxicology, and Disease (4 semester hours)
- EOHS 495 – Seminar in Environmental and Occupational Health Science (1 semester hour)
- EOHS 556 – Risk Assessment for Environmental and Occupational Health (3 semester hours)
- EOHS 595 – PhD Seminar in EOHS (1 semester hour, enrollment to be repeated at least four semesters) (4 semester hours)
Methods selective: students should select one course from the following lists of courses in qualitative or quantitative methods, to be selected according to academic needs and research activities.
Methods Selectives Courses Heading link
- CHSC 534 – Management And Analysis of Qualitative Data (3 semester hours)
- CLJ 561 – Qualitative Methods and Design (4 semester hours)
- DHD 546 – Qualitative Methods in Disability Research (4 semester hours)
- NUEL 544 – Qualitative Research in Nursing (4 semester hours)
- PSCH 531 – Community Research (3 semester hours)
- BSTT 537 – Longitudinal Data Analysis (4 semester hours)
- EPID 500 – Applied Epidemiologic Methods (4 semester hours)
- EPID 501 – Advanced Quantitative Methods Epidemiology (4 semester hours)
- IE 442 – Design and Analysis of Experiments in Engineering (4 semester hours)
Electives (9 semester hours)* Heading link
Students are required to complete 9 semester hours of 500-level courses related to their declared area of concentration and 6 semester hours of 500-level courses related to their declared collateral area. EOHS 595 cannot be applied towards these requirements. In addition, students are required to take electives to obtain a minimum of 96 semester hours.
* Students without a prior master’s degree in public health or a related area will be required to complete 37 semester hours of electives.