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The PhD/MPH enables participating students to complete both programs in an average of four and half years rather than six. The SPH requires that all MPH candidates earn at least 42 credits hours: 24 hours of core requirements (16 hours of core courses, 3 hours of research methods, 2 hours of practica, and 3 hours to complete a thesis/capstone) and 18 hours filled by taking required concentration core and elective courses in the HPMB or EPID concentrations. For students enrolled in the PhD/MPH program, the SPH will accept as course credit 12 semester hours of qualifying Comm PSYC courses for the HPMB concentration and 9 credit semester hours for the EPID concentration. Students must earn a grade of B or better to receive MPH credit for Comm PSYC course work.
The CPP requires that all PhD candidates earn at least 95 credit hours (33 hours for the MA degree and then 62 hours for the PhD): 18 credit hours are core courses, 3 credit hours for a required research methods course, 6 hours of statistics, 5 hours to complete a thesis project, 12 hours of other PSYC courses, 12 hours of electives, 9 hours of practicum, 9 hours of reading for general exams and 20 hours of doctoral dissertation research. For students enrolled in the PhD/MPH program, the CPP will accept as course credit 30-33 hours (for HPMB) or 33-36 hours (for EPID) of qualifying public health courses from the MPH curriculum to be credited towards the requirement for the PhD in Comm PSYC. Students must earn a grade of B or better to receive CP credit for their MPH course work.