Degree Requirements

PhD Student Handbook

School-Wide Core Requirements (32-35 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)

Divisional Core Requirements (20-24 semester hours)

  • CHSC 595 – Doctoral Seminar (1 semester hour – take two semesters) (2 semester hours)

In the event that appropriate CHSC 595 options are not available, this requirement may be filled by taking appropriate sections of IPHS 595.

In addition, PhD Maternal and Child Health students are required to take courses from three specific areas: 1) Community Health Sciences Theory and Methods, 2) Advanced Research Methods, and 3) Advanced Analytic Methods. Choose 6 semester hours from each course list: