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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 48 total credits, including 8 credits in PhD foundational core courses, 14 credits in program-specific courses, 12 to 18 credits in elective courses, and 8 to 14 credits in proposal writing and dissertation research.

Foundational core courses (8 credits)
PUBH 6080Pathways to Public Health
PUBH 6247Epidemiologic Methods I: Design of Health Studies
PUBH 6421Responsible Conduct of Research
PUBH 6862Applied Linear Regression Analysis for Public Health Research
PUBH 8001Doctor of Philosophy Seminar on Cross-Cutting Concepts in Public Health
Program-specific courses (14 credits)
PUBH 6121Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
PUBH 8123Applied Toxicology for Public Health
PUBH 8126Assessment and Control of Environmental Hazards
PUBH 8144Environmental Health Data Development and Modeling
PUBH 8411Advanced Topics: Principles of Human Health Risk Science
12 to 18 credits in elective courses, the selection of which is tailored to meet students' career goals and done in consultation with the advisor.
Proposal Writing and Dissertation Research
8 to 14 credits
PUBH 8435PhD Dissertation Proposal Development
PUBH 8999Dissertation Research (6 to 12 credits)