The PhD in Epidemiology program requires a minimum of 96 semester hours. This program includes the following course requirements:
School-Wide Core Requirements (32 - 46 semester hours) Heading link
- BSTT 400 – Biostatistics I (4 semester hours)*
- BSTT 401 – Biostatistics II (4 semester hours)*
- IPHS 520 – Foundations of Public Health (required for all PhD students without an MPH degree) (3 semester hours)
- EPID 403 – Introduction to Epidemiology: Principles and Methods (3 semester hours)*
- IPHS 599 – PhD Dissertation Research (minimum 32 semester hours)
BSTT 400, BSTT 401 and EPID 403 do not need to be completed if previously taken at the masters level.
Divisional Core Requirements (28 semester hours) Heading link
- BSTT 505 – Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis (2 semester hours)
- BSTT 506 – Design of Clinical Trials (3 semester hours)
- EPID 404 – Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods (4 semester hours)
- EPID 406 – Epidemiologic Computing (3 semester hours)
- EPID 410 – Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (2 semester hours)
- EPID 411 – Epidemiology of Chronic Disease (3 semester hours)
- EPID 500 – Advanced Applied Epidemiologic Methods II (4 semester hours)
- EPID 501 – Advanced Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology (4 semester hours)
- EPID 591 – Current Epidemiologic Literature (2 semester hours)
- EPID 595 – Epidemiology Research Seminar (1 semester hour)
Note: Students in the PhD program in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology need to discuss these requirements with their advisor.
Electives (minimum of 29 semester hours) Heading link
- Two 500-level substantive Epidemiology classes, in different areas, toprepare for substantive sections of preliminary examination (e.g. Cardiovascular, Cancer, Aging, Infectious, Pediatrics, Genetics) (4-6 semester hours).
- At least one biological science class relevant tostudent’s research area is required if no prior biological sciences background (4 semester hours). Note: Students may enroll in an undergraduate biological sciences course; however these hours will not count towards graduation credits for the PhD.
- Additional coursework in relevant area outside of Epidemiology and approved by your advisor (e.g. Biostatistics, Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health, Environmental Sciences, Sociology) (6 semester hours)
- Remaining electives(13 – 15 semester hours)