Epidemiology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The PhD in Epidemiology requires a total of 79 credits, including 15 prerequisite credits and 64 program credits (28 core, 12 elective, 12 specialization cognate, and 12 dissertation credits). If the 15 prerequisite credits have not been completed as part of a master's degree in epidemiology or public health prior to matriculation into the doctoral program, students will need to complete these courses prior to working towards the 64 program credits.

Advance to Candidacy:  In addition to the course requirements below, students admitted to the Ph.D. program advance to candidacy by passing a written comprehensive examination with an oral defense.

Post-Candidacy: After advancement to candidacy, students must complete a dissertation proposal and oral defense, followed by successful completion of the doctoral dissertation and oral defense.  

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
EPIB611Intermediate Epidemiology3
EPIB610Foundations of Epidemiology3
EPIB650Biostatistics I3
EPIB651Applied Regression Analysis3
EPIB697Public Health Data Management3
SPHL600Foundations of Public Health3
EPIB612Epidemiologic Study Design3
EPIB620Chronic Disease Epidemiology3
or EPIB621 Infectious Disease Epidemiology
SPHL612Research Ethics1
EPIB652Categorical Data Analysis3
EPIB653Applied Survival Data Analysis3
or EPIB655 Longitudinal Data Analysis
EPIB710Grantsmanship for Epidemiologic Research3
EPIB740Advanced Methods in Epidemiology3
EPIB788Critical Readings in Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
EPIB798Independent Study3
Specialization Requirements
Complete minimum of 12 credits in a specialization cognate area12
Dissertation Research Requirement
EPIB899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits79