Degree Requirements

The Ph.D. degree requires a total of 13 course units. If a course is waived, a substitute course must be identified, approved by the student’s advisor and DGS.
Course Title Units Term Offered Notes
EHS 503 Public Health Toxicology 1 Spring  
EHS 507 Environmental Epidemiology 1 Fall  
EHS 508 Environmental and Occupational Exposure Science 1 Spring  
EHS 525 Seminar and Journal Club in Environmental Health 0 Fall  
EHS 526 Seminar and Journal Club in Environmental Health 0 Spring  
EHS 545 Molecular Epidemiology 1 Spring  
EHS 619 Research Rotation 1 Fall  
EHS 620 Research Rotation 1 Spring  
EPH 505 Biostatistics for Public Health 1 Fall  
EPH 508 Foundations of Epidemiology and Public Health 1 Fall  
EPH 600 Research Ethics and Responsibilities 0 Fall  
EPH 608 Frontiers in Public Health* 1 Fall and Spring One term only required

Environmental Epidemiology & Exposure specialization (4 course units)

Suggested electives: (minimum 4 required)

Course Title Units Term Offered Notes

BIS 623

Advanced Regression Models

1

Fall

BIS 625

Categorical Data Analysis

1

Spring

BIS 628

Longitudinal & Multilevel Data Analysis

1

Spring

CDE 516

Principles of Epidemiology II

1

Fall

CDE 520

Case-Based Learning for Genetic and Environmental Diseases

1

Spring

CDE 617

Developing a Research Proposal

1

Spring

EHS/CDE 502

Physiology for Public Health

1

Fall

EHS 511

Principles of Risk Assessment

1

Spring

EHS 547

Climate Change & Public Health

1

Fall

EHS 562

Applications of Omics Technologies in Public Health: Biomarkers to Big Data

1

Spring

F&ES 755

Modeling Geographic Space

1

Spring

F&ES 756

Modeling Geographic Objects

1

Fall

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Specialization (4 course units)

Suggested electives: (minimum 4 required)

Course Title Units Term Offered Notes
CDE 520 Case-Based Learning for Genetic and Environmental Diseases 1 Spring  
CDE 617 Developing a Research Proposal 1 Spring  
EHS 502 Physiology for Public Health 1 Fall  
EHS 511 Principles of Risk Assessment 1 Spring  
EHS 547 Climate Change & Public Health 1 Fall  
EHS/EMD 537 Water, Sanitation, and Global Health 1 Fall  
EHS 562 Applications of Omics Technologies in Public Health: Biomarkers to Big Data 1 Spring  

*Students entering the program with an MPH or relevant graduate degree may be exempt from this requirement 

rev.7.11.2019