Degree Requirements

The Ph.D. degree requires a total of 10 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
CDE 516 or EPH 508 Foundations of Epidemiology and Public Health 
OR Principles of Epidemiology II
1 Fall  
EPH 600 Research Ethics and Responsibilities 0 Fall  
EPH 608 Frontiers in Public Health* 1 Fall and Spring One term only required
EMD 670 Advanced Research Laboratories 1 Fall  
EMD 671 Advanced Research Laboratories 1 Spring  
EMD 672 Advanced Research Laboratories 1 Fall  

PhD Suggested Electives (5 course units)

Must choose 5 from these suggested electives

Course Title Units Term Offered Notes
CDE 617 Developing a Research Proposal 1 Fall  
EMD 533 Implementation Science 1 Fall  
EMD 538 Quantitative Methods for Infectious Disease Epidemiology 1 Fall  
EMD 539 Introduction to Public Health Surveillance 1 Spring  
EMD/CDE 543 Global Aspects of Food and Nutrition 1 Fall  
EMD 550 Biology of Insect Disease Vectors 1 Spring  
EMD 553 Transmission Dynamic Models for Understanding Infectious Diseases 1 Spring  
EMD 567 Tackling the Big Three: Malaria, TB, & HIV in Resource-Limited Settings 1 Fall  
EMD 582 Political Epidemiology 1 Spring  
EMD 680 Advanced Topics in Tropical Parasitic Diseases 1 Spring  
HPM 570 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Decision-Making 1 Fall  
MGT 611 Policy Modeling 1 Fall  
S&DS 538 Probability and Statistics 1 Fall  
         
         
         

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

rev. 7.11.2019