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2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  May 29, 2024
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Epidemiology, Ph.D.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Each doctoral student will demonstrate mastery of biological concepts and epidemiologic methods relevant for estimating the association between at least one exposure and one outcome.
  • Each doctoral student will apply epidemiologic methods learned into solving an epidemiologic problem.
  • Each doctoral student will apply statistical methods learned during his/her master’s program to solve more complex statistical questions.
  • Each student will exhibit the ability to teach basic epidemiologic methods.
  • Each doctoral student will exhibit the ability to consult with clients outside the university setting, and provide them with epidemiological assistance on a health related problem.
  • Each doctoral student will conduct rigorous and original epidemiologic research resulting in publishable manuscripts.

Degree Requirements (60 Hours)


Coursework for the Ph.D. assumes that the applicant has taken sufficient courses in the biological or social sciences and has solid preparation at the master’s level in epidemiology.  As a minimum, applicants must master the content and skills taught in the following basic courses: EPID 701, EPID 741, BIOS 701, BIOS 710 and BIOS 757. These course requirements are in addition to the required hours for the Ph.D. degree. The departmental faculty also may require other extra courses on a case-by-case-basis.

Course Work:


Students who are granted an exemption from PUBH 700 due to having taken an equivalent course during their masters degree are required to take an additional 3 credit hours of cognates in lieu of this course.

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