DrPH Curriculum - Page 3

DrPH Program of Study DrPH students must complete a doctoral curriculum designed to provide advanced level knowledge of the five domains of public health plus other foundational courses. Combined these courses cover advanced areas of epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, research methods, health planning, and policy administration as well as social and behavioral factors in public health. In addition to the foundational courses, doctoral students must undertake a practicum as well as complete dissertation research centered courses. A minimum of sixty (60) credits hours are required for the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Degree. Foundational Courses HEGIS/Course No. Course Name PUBH 708 Advanced Research Methods PUBH 801 Advanced Level Social Behavioral Health Sciences* PUBH 805 Advanced Level Health Policy & Administration* PUBH 806 Advanced Level Epidemiology* PUBH 808 Advanced Level Environmental Health* PUBH 810 Advanced Level Biostatistics* PUBH 812 Advanced Level Critical Health Issues * Signifies the core courses required before sitting for the Core Competency Examination Total Credit Hours Credit Hours 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 27 The Public Health Doctoral Practicum HEGIS/Course No. Course Name PUBH 551 Doctoral Internship I (Application of Public Health Principles) PUBH 651 Doctoral Internship II (Field Experience) PUBH 751 Doctoral Internship III (Integrating Experience) Total Credit Hours Credit Hours 3 3 3 9 Dissertation Research Courses HEGIS/Course No. Course Name PUBH 997 Dissertation Seminar PUBH 998 Dissertation Guidance Credit Hours 6 6 Elective Courses HEGIS/Course No. Total Credit Hours 12 Course Name Elective Courses Credit Hours 12 Students entering the doctoral program without a MPH or another health related degree will be assessed on an individual basis regarding their academic preparedness for the doctoral curriculum. Transcripts will be evaluated to determine if the following core courses, or equivalent content, were taken in achieving the required Master’s degree. Please note that these courses will not be counted as electives: Master’s Level Core Cou