Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Sciences

SOPHAS July 2014

David Sterling, PhD
Program Director
sph@unthsc.edu
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The PhD program in Public Health Sciences prepares pro­fessionals for research, teaching, and service with the overall objective of improving the health of populations. To meet this objective, all students in the program pursue excellence in con­ducting research and disseminating knowledge. The primary focus is on research that advances knowledge and facilitates discovery regarding etiology, interventions, and policies that pro­mote health at the individual, population, societal, and/or global levels.

The PhD curriculum will provide a strong foundation in research methodology and biostatistics necessary for the public health sciences. There are five areas of specialization:

Behavioral & Community Health
Biostatistics
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Services & Policy

The PhD program requires a minimum of 90 semester credit hours (SCH) post-baccalaureate degree and is offered on a full time or part-time basis. Any graduate credits post-baccalaureate, including master's degree courses may be applied to coursework outlined within the PhD degree plan. A student may apply up to 42 SCH of previously taken graduate level courses toward the completion of the PhD coursework (Advanced Standing). All such courses are subject to approval by the advisor.

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Public Health Sciences Core Courses 33 SCH
Specialization Core & Elective Courses 45 SCH
Dissertation 12 SCH
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