Epidemiology (DrPH)

Epidemiology concentration is concerned with methods for elucidating the causes of disease and for evaluating health services, programs and treatments.  Students are provided with the concepts, knowledge and statistical skills to study, analyze and monitor the distribution and determinants of disease occurrence and other outcome measures in human populations.


Advanced Core Courses (24 Credit Hours)
PHS  701  Advanced Biostatistics and Computer Science Application
PHS  702  Disease Pathogenesis and Behavioral Risk Factors
PHS  703  Designing Research Studies on Minorities and Special Populations
PHS  704  Survey and Qualitative Research Methods
PHS  705  Advocacy and Public Health Policies Occupational Health
PHS  706  Principles of Environmental and Occupational Health
PHS  707  Leadership for Health Professionals
PHS  711  Advanced Biostatistics Laboratory I (1 Hour)
PHS  712  Advanced Biostatistics Laboratory II (1 Hour)
PHS  713  Advanced Biostatistics Laboratory III (1 Hour)

Required Concentration Courses (15 Credit Hours) 
PHBI   711  Categorical Data Analysis
PHEP  711  Behavioral and Psychosocial Epidemiology
PHEP  712  Clinical Trials and Interventional Study Designs
(Select two of the following)
PHBI   712   Multivariate Analysis I
PHEP  713  Infectious Disease Epidemiology
PHEP  714  Nutrition and Genetic Epidemiology
PHEP  717  Environmental Epidemiology


Integrative Learning Experience (3 Credit Hours)
PHS  750  Community Research Practicum

Preferred Elective – PHBI 711 – Categorical Data Analysis – All Students

Dissertation (Maximum 15 Credit Hours)