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2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  Jun 25, 2024
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Environmental Health Sciences, Ph.D.

The doctoral degree requires a minimum of 60 graduate credit hours, including 12 hours of dissertation preparation (899), beyond the baccalaureate degree. Up to 24 graduate course-work hours from a master’s degree may be applied toward the Ph.D. with advisory committee approval. Doctoral degree students must complete at least half of the hours on the Program of Study (D-POS) in courses numbered 700 or higher. A dissertation of original research is required. A period of residency, a foreign language or research methods proficiency, a comprehensive examination, and a dissertation defense and examination are also required. The specific curriculum for the doctoral degree varies with the discipline and some programs require additional credit hours. Students enrolled in a doctoral program have eight years from the first term of enrollment in which to complete the degree. Students must be enrolled for at least 1 credit during the term of graduation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students are expected to demonstrate an overall mastery of the core concepts of public health as it relates to environmental health sciences and display the ability to extend this understanding to relevancy and application to real-world environmental health sciences issues.
  • PhD students will demonstrate an ability to write competitive research grant proposals.
  • ENHS PhD students will demonstrate the ability to present talks to a scientific and/or public audience as well as presenting a guest lecture in a class selected by the Student’s advisor and/or committee.
  • Clarify critical gaps in scientific knowledge concerning the resolution of environmental health problems and plan and execute original research that will lead to solutions of such problems.
  • Students are expected to promote and actively participate in the dissemination of research results in environmental health sciences in order to further the overall knowledge of the field.

Degree Requirements (60 Hours)

Currently in revision.

Specific curriculum requirements for the Ph.D. in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences are listed below.