Degree Requirements

PhD Student Handbook

School-Wide Core (32 - 46 semester hours)

  • BSTT 400 – Biostatistics I (4 semester hours)
  • BSTT 401 – Biostatistics II (4 semester hours)
  • IPHS 520 – Public Health Frameworks for Researchers (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)

NOTE:  BSTT 400, BSTT 401 and EPID 403 only need to be taken if not previously taken at the masters level.

Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Concentration Courses (54 semester hours)

  • BSTT 505 – Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis (2 semester hours)
  • EPID 404 – Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods (4 semester hours)
  • EPID 406 – Epidemiologic Computing (3 semester hours)
  • EPID 411 – Epidemiology of Non-Infectious Diseases (3 semester hours)
  • EPID 500 – Advanced Epidemiologic Methods II (4 semester hours)
  • EPID 501 – Advanced Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology (4 semester hours)
  • EPID / EOHS 530 – Current Topics in Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology (2 semester hours)
  • EPID / EOHS 535 – Applied Methods in Occupational Epidemiology (2 semester hours)
  • EPID / EOHS 536 – Applied Methods in Environmental Epidemiology (2 semester hours)
  • EPID / EOHS 571 – Injury Epidemiology and Prevention (3 semester hours)
  • EOHS 421 – Occupational Safety and Health Practice (2 semester hours)
  • EOHS 502 – Environmental and Occupational Toxicology and Diseases (4 semester hours)
  • EOHS 501 – Exposure Assessment Strategies (3 semester hours)
  • EOHS 495 – Environmental/Occupational Health Seminar (1 semester hour)
  • EOHS 556 – Risk Assessment in Environmental and Occupational Health (3 semester hours)

NOTE:  Students must participate in 4 semesters (1 semester hour each) of EOHS 495, but need only enroll for credit in one semester.

Select one of the following courses:

  • EOHS 436 – GIS for Environmental and Public Health Professionals (4 semester hours)
  • EOHS / HPA 564 – Geographical Information Systems in PH (3 semester hours)
  • UPP 461 – Geographic Information Systems of Planning and Policy (3 semester hours)

Electives (9 semester hours)

Nine semester hours hours of electives identified by student and advisor based on research interests