Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health

Degree Date: IN PROGRESS
GPA: 3.9

The Ph.D degree in Public Health bridges public safety and health career pathways to address a nationwide shortage of public health workers. The Health Policy and Management concentration prepares students to design and implement studies and use advanced research methods to examine critical and emerging health issues. The heart of the concentration is a focus on interdisciplinary skills to meet the rapidly changing health needs of communities. Students benefit from active faculty research agendas in health systems research, occupational health and safety, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, access to health care, health literacy, substance abuse prevention and community-based programming.

Coursework Completed:
Program Prerequisites

  • BST 52019: Biostatistics in Public Health
  • EHS 52018: Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health
  • EPI 52017: Fundamentals of Public Health Epidemiology
  • HPM 52016: Public Health Administration

Major Requirements

  • BST 83014: Applied Regression Analysis of Public Health Data
  • EPI 72028: Methods of Evidence Based Public Health
  • EPI 73027: Biological Basis of Public Health
  • SBS 73020: Advanced Methods in Prevention Science

Concentration Requirements

  • EPI 73026: Design and Implementation of Health Surveys
  • HPM 72015: Emerging Issues in Public Health Policy and Management
  • HPM 72030: Grant Writing in Public Health
  • HPM 73021: Health Care Finance
  • HPM 73022: Strategic Management of Public Health Organizations
  • HPM 73031: Public Health Policy Analysis
  • HPM 80198: Directed Research in Health Policy and Management
  • HPM 81000: Public Health Law and Regulation
  • SBS 61096: Advocacy and Activism in Public Health
  • SBS 81095: Community Based Substance Abuse Prevention for Public Health Professionals