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Students supported by training grants may be subject to additional requirements. Students supported by a training grant should discuss with the Principal Investigator of that grant to find out whether there are grant-specific requirements.
^ Students entering the program with an MPH may be exempt from EPH 608, Frontiers in Public Health. Students with prior graduate level epidemiology courses may be exempt from EPH 508a, Foundations of Epidemiology and Public Health.
Faculty advisors and students will seek to select courses at a higher-level graduate (ideally doctoral level) for all courses. In cases where the course approved is a masters’ level course, faculty will work with instructors to ensure our students are receiving extra doctoral level work in the class. This may include different assignments, research papers, additional readings, or other methods to ensure the course provides doctoral level education. The responsibility for ensuring this occurs is with the student and his/her primary advisor, although the advisor will only facilitate this occurs, not take on the responsibility for teaching material.
- TF a minimum of two semesters, generally during Year 2 and 3 (up to two additional TF terms may be required)
- Completion of Qualifying Exam by the end of Year 2
- Approved and submitted prospectus by the end of Year 3 (admission to candidacy milestone)
- Bi-annual dissertation advisory committee meetings once admitted to candidacy
- Dissertation defense (prior to submission to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)
- Public presentation of dissertation (after submission to Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)