Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Public Health, Ph.D. - Epidemiology Concentration

The following Ph.D. Epidemiology (EPID) competencies describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities a successful graduate will demonstrate the conclusion of this doctoral program (and the course where the competency is mastered and assessed is noted in parenthesis):

  • Ph.D. EPID 1: Understand the strengths and weaknesses of various epidemiologic study designs and research methods. (PHPH 9741 )
  • Ph.D. EPID 2: Demonstrate expertise in the ethical conduct of human subjects research, including confidentiality and vulnerable populations. (PHPB 9150 )
  • Ph.D. EPID 3: Critically review, synthesize, and evaluate the scientific literature and present appropriate implications for public health practice, public policy, and further research. (PHPH 9731 )
  • Ph.D. EPID 4: Demonstrate proficiency in epidemiological research by: (1) formulating a research question and/or corresponding hypotheses, (2) developing the study design, (3) participating in data collection, (4) conducting statistical analyses, and (5) interpreting scientific results. (PHPH 9741 )
  • Ph.D. EPID 5: Demonstrate mastery and independence as a researcher by pursuing and completing a specialized area of epidemiologic research. (PHPH 9741 )
  • Ph.D. EPID 6: Effectively present and disseminate findings from epidemiologic research to scientific and lay audiences. (PHPH 8830 )

Required Ph.D. EPID Concentration Courses (9 Hours)

Required Ph.D. EPID Advanced Research Methods and Statistics Courses (6 Hours)

Select at least 2 courses in consultation with the Faculty Advisor.

Required Ph.D. EPID Concentration Elective Courses (12 Hours)

Select at least 4 courses in consultation with the Faculty Advisor.