PHD In Epidemiology Curriculum Planning Sheet 2016-17

Catalog 2016-2017

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MSPH in Clinical & Translational Science
Curriculum Planning Worksheet 2016 - 2017

At least 24 credit hours must be earned in doctoral level didactic epidemiology courses or advanced biostatistics courses. Any biostatistics course beyond BST 621/622 except BST 626 (SAS) and BST 655 (Categorical Data Analysis) is considered an advanced biostatistics course. At total of at least 60 credit hours must be completed for the PhD-EPI degree.
Students receiving a PhD are required to complete a 37 hour, self-paced online course entitled "Overview of Public Health" by the end of their second semester. Students with prior public health education (coursework in each of the public health core disciplines) or experience (5 years in public health) may be waived from this requirement by permission of the Associate Dean.
Course Name
Term Course
Credit Hours
Term /Year
Required (18 Hours)
BST 621: Statistical Methods I C     3    
BST 622: Statistical Methods II
EPI 703: Grant Proposal Writing  
O 3    
EPI 704: Advanced Epidemiologic Methods C     3    
EPI 710: Analysis of Case-Control Studies   C   3    
EPI 720: Analysis of Follow-Up Studies     C 3    
At least one (1) additional doctoral level Epidemiology course - select from the following:
EPI 713: Cancer Epidemiology and Control     C 3    
EPI 721: HIV/AIDS and STDs C     3    
EPI 731: Genetic Epidemiology and
EPI 731: Genetic Epidemiology Lab **
    C 4    
EPI 781: Special Topics in Epidemiology***       3    
EPI 788: Principles & Methods in Molecular Epidemiology     C 4    
At least two (2) advanced level Biostatistics courses:
BST 623: General Linear Models C     3    
BST 655: Categorical Data Analysis C     3    
BST 665: Survival Analysis   C   3    
BST 640: Nonparametric Methods (offered on demand/as needed)     C 3    
BST 660: Applied Multivariate Analysis (offer on demand/as needed)   C   3    
BST 661: Structural Equation Modeling (offered on demand/as needed)       3    
BST 670: Sampling Methods (offered on demand by ≥5 students) C     3    
BST 671: Meta Analysis (offered as needed)   C   3    
BST 723: Theory of Linear Models (Fall/odd years) C     3    
BST 735: Advanced Inference (Spring/odd years)   C   3    
BST 740: Bayesian Analysis (Fall/even years)       3    
BST 750: Stochastic Modeling (offered as needed)   C   3    
BST 760: Generalized Linear and Mixed Models (Spring/even years)   C   3    
At least one (1) doctoral level course in an area of medicine or in one of the major areas of PH other than EPI and BST must be taken. The following courses are acceptable. Other courses are available (check course catalog). Please consult your advisor for additional courses.
HB 714: Survey Research Methods
HCO 711: Child Health and Development
GBS 721: Genetic Epidemiology
GBS 727: Advanced Human Genomics
GBS 757: Biology of Disease C     3    
GBSC 715: Molecular Basis of Disease   C   3    
Required Doctoral Seminars (Please note EPI 790  must be taken at least 2 times)
EPI 790: Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology C
EPI 790: Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology C
Doctoral-Level Research (at least 24 hours)
EPI 798: Doctoral-Level Directed Research (Register prior to admission to candidacy: Must have at least 12 hours)
EPI 798: Doctoral Level Directed Research X
X 12    
EPI 799: Dissertation Research (Register after admission to candidacy) (Must have at least 12 hours and at least 2 semesters of EPI 799)
EPI 799: Dissertation Research X
X 12    
At least one (1) course related to research ethics and scientific integrity (Does not count toward the required 24 credit hours of didactic course work.)
GRD 717: Principles of Scientific Integrity C C   3    
HCO 670: Social and Ethical Issues in Public Health CO O   3    
Electives (with advisor's approval and in some cases, also approval of instructor) - to complete total hours required for degree.
Minimum Total Credit Hours for Degree

Course Availability Key:

O = Online; C = In Class; CO = Both In Class and Online; I = On site

** Indicates course taught every odd calendar year

*** Indicates course may or may not be taught (check with the program manager for course availability)