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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.

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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