Public Health

Sample Curriculum: PhD in Public Health (for students admitted Fall 2012 or earlier)

Year 1
FallSpring
 RESCH-GE 2040: Advanced quant methods 1  RESCH-GE 2041: Advanced Quant methods 2
 Research Elective  EHSC-GA 2044: Epidemiologic methods
 Foundations course (in your disciplinary area e.g.
 Policy, Psych,Sociology)
 PADM-GP 2171: Program Analysis and Evaluation
 Doctoral Seminar (0 credits)  Doctoral Seminar (0 credits)
  • Satisfactory completion of coursework (24 credits)
  • Gain experience working on a research project
  • Year 1 paper: write systematic literature review and present to doctoral seminar
  • Teaching assistant for Epidemiology course (year 1 or year 2, or both)
  • Faculty evaluation/review at end of year
Year 2
FallSpring
 RESCH-GE 2132: Principles of Empirical Research
 (research elective-highly recommended)
 Disciplinary Specialization course
 Disciplinary Specialization course  Disciplinary Specialization course
 Research Elective  Elective course
 Doctoral Seminar (0 credits)  Doctoral Seminar (0 credits)
  • Satisfactory completion of coursework (24 credits)
  • Year 2 paper: Analysis of secondary data suitable for publication (present to doctoral seminar)
  • Teaching assistant for Epidemiology course (year 1 or year 2, or both-see above)
  • Summer of year 2: Candidacy Exam and Faculty review/evaluation
Year 3
FallSpring
 APSY-GE 3001: Dissertation proposal Seminar  Disciplinary Specialization course
 Disciplinary Specialization course  Remaining elective course or requirements (if any)
 Disciplinary Specialization course  Dissertation proposal research
 Doctoral Seminar (0 credits)  Doctoral Seminar (0 credits)
  • Satisfactory completion of coursework (6 credits)
  • Identify committees members for dissertation research
  • Presentations of research projects (year 1 or 2 papers and/or other work) at a national conference
  • Dissertation proposal defense Spring/Summer of year 3 (or later on advisement)
  • Develop proposal for dissertation funding/support (after proposal defense - may occur in year 4)
Year 4
FallSpring
 Dissertation research  Dissertation research
 Coursework appropriate to dissertation (if necessary)  Coursework appropriate to dissertation (if necessary)
 Doctoral Seminar-Register for 1 credit
 if no other courses are being taken.
 Doctoral Seminar-Register for 1 credit
 if no other courses are being taken.
  • Satisfactory progress on dissertation research