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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.

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PhD Required Courses (9 course units)

Course Title Units Term Offered Notes
EHS 503 Public Health Toxicology 1 Spring  
EHS 507 Environmental Epidemiology 1 Fall Taken in year 2
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)

Course Title Units Term Offered Notes
         
BIS 505 Biostatistics in Public Health 1 Spring
BIS 623 Advanced Regression Models 1 Fall  
BIS 625 Categorical Data Analysis 1 Spring  
BIS 628 Longitudinal & Multilevel Data Analysis 1 Spring  
CDE 534 Applied Analytic Methods in Epidemiology 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/F&ES 608 Air Pollution and Public Health 1 Fall  
EHS 511 Principles of Risk Assessment 1 Spring  
EHS 531 Meta-Research Evaluating and Improving Research 1 Spring  
EHS 562 Applications of Omics Technologies in Public Health: Biomarkers to Big Data 1 Spring  
EHS/CDE 566 Causal Inference Methods for Public Health Research 1 Fall  
EHS 568 Introduction to GIS for Public Health 1 Fall or Spring  
F&ES 755 Modeling Geographic Space 1 Spring  
F&ES 756 Modeling Geographic Objects 1 Fall  

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Specialization (4 course units)

Course Title Units Term Offered Notes
BIS 505 Biostatistics in Public Health 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 531 Meta-Research Evaluating and Improving Research 1 Spring  
EHS/F&ES 608 Air Pollution and 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  
EHS 567/F&ES 771 Fundamentals of Green Chemistry and Green Energy 1 Spring  

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

rev.8.7.2019