Curriculum

The following courses comprise the PhD curriculum for a total of 74 credit hours. Courses are listed in recommended order.

Required Core & Selected Courses: Must Total 29 Credits

First fall semester

PBHLT 6311 PH & Clinical Research Methods
(pre-req 6100 & 6300)
3 credits
PBHLT 7101 Data Analysis using SAS (pre-req 6100) 3 credits
PBHLT 7640 Research & Evaluation of Health Behavior 
(pre-req: 6600)
3 credits
PBHLT 7501 Doctoral Seminar in Public Health 1 credit

First spring semester

PBHLT 6550 Public Health Program Planning, Evaluation
& Implementation
3 credits
PBHLT 7100 Biostatistics II (pre-req 6100) 3 credits
PBHLT 7501 Doctoral Seminar in Public Health 1 credit

Second fall semester

PBHLT 7300 Epidemiology II (pre-req 6300) 3 credits
WRTG 7060 or Scientific Writing OR
WRTG 7080 Writing in the Health Sciences (online) 3 credits

Second spring semester

PBHLT 7310 Advanced Research Design
(pre-req: PBHLT 6311, 7100 & 7300)
3 credits
PBHLT 7410 Health Policy & Leadership  3 credits

Practicum hours: Six credits

PBHLT 7960 Doctoral Research Practicum (135 hours) 3 credits
PBHLT 7965 Doctoral Teaching Practicum (135 hours) 3 credits

Dissertation hours: 14 credits

PBHLT 7970 Dissertation
PBHLT 7970 Dissertation
PBHLT 7970 Dissertation
PBHLT 7970 Dissertation

Elective hours: 25 credits

Total: 74 credit hours


Requirements for Students Without an Accredited Master of Public Health or Master of Science in Public Health

Students entering the doctoral program without an accredited Master of Public Health or Master of Science in Public Health degree will be required to complete, with the minimum grade of B-, the course work covering the five core areas identified by CEPH (Epidemiology I, Biostatistics I, Social Context of Medicine and Public Health, Environmental Public Health, and Public Health Policy and/or Public Health Administration). Credits earned from taking these courses will not be counted as part of the required credits for the PhD degree. Students may submit a request for waiver for any of these courses to the division faculty for approval.

PBHLT 6100 Biostatistics I or equivalent
PBHLT 6200 Integrated Public Health
PBHLT 6300 Epidemiology I or equivalent

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Phone: 801-585-6808
Email: hailey.mccormick@utah.edu
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