Family Science, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
All Ph.D. students must complete foundation coursework required for a master's degree in Family Science. At the discretion of the Department's Graduate Committee, students entering the Ph.D. program with a master's degree in a related discipline may make up deficiencies in coursework through classes taken at the beginning of the program. Doctoral students must complete 52 credits beyond the master's degree.
Students admitted full-time to the Ph.D. program post-master's can complete this program within three years. Students with only a baccalaureate degree have the option of applying as a dual degree candidate (master's in Couple and Family Therapy, and doctorate in Family Science) requesting admission to both programs simultaneously.
Advance to Candidacy: In addition to the course requirements below, students must also complete a research internship paper and pass a qualifying exam in order to advance to candidacy.
Post-Candidacy: Complete at least 12 credits of FMSC899 Doctoral Dissertation Research and successfully defend and submit an original dissertation.
|FMSC760||Legal Issues & Families||3|
|FMSC606||Ethnic Families and Health Disparities||3|
|or FMSC745||Gender and Ethnicity in Family Therapy and Service Delivery|
|FMSC660||Program Planning and Evaluation in Family Science||3|
|FMSC750||Family and Health Policy||3|
|SPHL600||Foundations of Public Health||3|
|FMSC780||Qualitative Methods in Family and Health Research||3|
|SPHL602||Foundations of Epidemiology and Biostatistics||4|
|EPIB651||Applied Regression Analysis||3|
|FMSC850||Maternal & Child Health Epidemiology||3|
|FMSC810||Theory in Family Systems and Family Health||3|
|Electives approved by Graduate Director||6|
|Doctoral Dissertation Research Requirements|
|FMSC899||Doctoral Dissertation Research||12|