DrPH curriculum is minimum 63 Semester Hours.
- Eighteen semester hours of required course work in the core curriculum, which consists of an advanced course in each of the five core public health areas of concentration (i.e., Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Behavior, Health Services Management, and Environmental Health) and a sixth course in gerontology.
- Nine hours of second level advanced courses in three of the six concentration areas, including the course in your area of concentration.
- Fifteen hours of professional elective course work consistent with your area of concentration.
- Three hours for a research methods course.
- Six hours of culminating experience professional seminars.
- Six hours of supervised public health field experiences.
- Six hours of an integrated capstone option of either a problem-based or research-based project paper demonstrating appropriate discipline understanding.
* The chair of the Biostatistics Department has established a policy that students completing an acceptable (equivalent to STA 580) introductory statistics course (with a laboratory) in the past five years meet this expectation. Students completing an introductory graduate statistics course more than five years ago must repeat the introductory course or may take a diagnostic examination to demonstrate that they are prepared to move to the first statistics course in the DrPH Program.
Must complete courses listed below (or their approved equivalent). Hours earned for prerequisite course work will NOT be applied to the DrPH degree requirements.
Biostatistics - STA 570 or 580
Environmental Health - CPH 601
Epidemiology - CPH 605
Health Behavior - CPH 604
Health Services Management - CPH 650
Core Curriculum, Part A
Must complete ALL six core Courses
Biostatistics - CPH 930 Advanced Biostatistical Methods
Environmental Health - CPH 920 Advanced Environmental Health
Epidemiology - CPH 910 Advanced Epidemiology
Gerontology - CPH 960 Biology of Aging
Health Behavior - CPH 940 Health Related Behaviors
Health Services Management - CPH 950 Well Managed Public Health Organization
Core Curriculum, Part B
Must complete THREE of the following core courses, including course in area of concentration
Biostatistics - CPH 931 Professional Seminar in Biostatistics
Environmental Health - CPH 921 Professional Seminar in Environmental Health
Epidemiology - CPH 911 Professional Seminar in Epidemiology
Gerontology - CPH 961 - Human Aging Cell to Society
Health Behavior - CPH 941 Professional Seminar in Health Enhancement
Health Services Management - CPH 951 Professional Seminar in Health Services Management
Core Curriculum, Part C
Must complete ALL of the following
Doctoral Research Methods in Public Health - CPH 995
Foundation of Public Health Practice - CPH993
Leading People - Manging Oranizations - CPH 994
Public Health Project Research (1- 9 credit hours; maximum of 6 credit hours per semester) - CPH 996
Advanced Courses in Area of Concentration (Selectives)
Must complete FIVE courses in area of concentration (Requires advisor approval).
Biostatistics Advanced PH Elective
Environmental Health Advanced PH Elective
Epidemiology Advanced PH Elective
Gerontology Advanced PH Elective
Health Behavior Advanced PH Elective
Health Services Management Advanced PH Elective
Must complete ALL of the following requirements.
Doctoral PH Field Practicum (2, 3, or 4 hours) - CPH 997
Phase I - Core Principles Examination
Phase II - Qualifying Examination
Final Examination - Capstone/Dissertation Defense
Major Problem Solving Capstone Project
All students concentrating in Epidemiology are required to take the following TWO courses.
CPH 911 Professional Seminar in Epidemiology
CPH 931 Professional Seminar in Biostatistics
In addition to these courses, DrPH students concentrating in Epidemiology must take at least 5 (15 credit hours) of the following courses. Some of these courses may be currently going through the university process for final approval and may be taught under a different, temporary course number.
CPH 610 - Injury Epidemiology (3)
CPH 612 - Infectious/Emerging Diseases Epidemiology (3)
CPH 614 - Managerial Epidemiology (3)
CPH 616 - Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology (3)
CPH 617 - Environmental/Occupational Epidemiology (3)
CPH 618 - Special Topics in Gerontology: Epidemiology of Aging (GRN 770) (3)
CPH 662 - Public Health Response to Terrorism (3)
CPH 711 - Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3)
CPH 718 - Special Topics in Epidemiology (3)
In addition to the regular selective courses in Epidemiology, students may want to take elective courses. The following are some courses that students concentrating in Epidemiolgy have found useful. However, there are a number of other elective courses that could be valuable:
CPH 535 Databases and SAS Programming (3)
CPH 631 Design and Analysis of Health Surveys (3)
CPH 664 Biostatistics in Clinical Trial (3)
DrPH Degree Program of Instruction
|Course No.||Course Topic||Credit Hours|
|Total Program Hours 63 Hours|
|CPH 910||Topics in Advanced Epidemiology||3 Hours|
|CPH 920||Advanced Environmental Health||3 Hours|
|CPH 930||Advanced Topics in Biostatistics||3 Hours|
|CPH 940||Health related Behaviors: Models and Applications||3 Hours|
|CPH 950||The Well Managed Public Health Organization||3 Hours|
|CPH 960||Biology of Aging||3 Hours|
|CPH 931||Professional Seminar in Biostatistics||3 Hours|
|CPH 951||Professional Seminar in Health Services Management||3 Hours|
|CPH 9X1||[Selected by student]||3 Hours|
|CPH 9XX||[Five Area of Concentration Electives selected by student]||15 Hours|
|CPH 9XX||[Two minor concentration Electives, selected by student]||6 Hours|
|CPH 995||Doctoral Research Methods in Public Health||3 Hours|
|CPH 996||Capstone/ Dissertation Research||6 Hours|
|CPH 997||Field Practicum||6 Hours|