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.

Divisional Core

Students should complete one of the two divisional cores based on the division they enrolled in.  If you are unsure of what core to complete, please contact your academic advisor.

Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Concentration Courses (40 - 42 semester hours)

  • BSTT 505 – Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis (2 semester hours)
  • EPID 404 – Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods (4 semester hours)
  • EPID 411 – Epidemiology of Non-Infectious Diseases (3 semester hours)
  • EPID 406 – Epidemiologic Computing (3 semester hours)
  • EPID 594 – Applied Methods for the Analysis of Epidemiologic Data (4 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 556 – Risk Assessment in Environmental and Occupational Health (3 semester hours)
  • EOHS 495 – Environmental/Occupational Health Seminar (1 semester hour)

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)

Electives (9 semester hours)

Select at least 9 semester hours of electives.