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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 48 credits, including 8 credits in foundational and research methods courses, 16 credits in program-specific courses, at least 15 credits in elective courses, and 9 credits in dissertation preparation and dissertation research. In addition, students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.

Foundational and research methods courses (8 credits)
PUBH 6080Pathways to Public Health
PUBH 6421Responsible Conduct of Research
PUBH 8416Study Design and Evaluation Methods
PUBH 8418Applied Statistical Analysis
or PUBH 6862 Applied Linear Regression Analysis for Public Health Research
PUBH 8099Doctoral Topics
Program-specific courses (16 credits)
PUBH 8417Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
PUBH 8419Measurement in Public Health and Health Services
PUBH 8525Advanced Topics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
PUBH 8526Application of Structural Equation Modeling to Public Health Research
PUBH 8528Advanced Topics in Critical Review of Social-Behavioral Theory and its Application in Public Health
PUBH 8534Multi-Level Interventions for Health Promotion
At least 15 credits in elective courses selected in consultation with the advisor.
Dissertation preparation and dissertation
(9 credits)
PUBH 8435PhD Dissertation Proposal Development
PUBH 8999Dissertation Research (taken for 7 credits)
Comprehensive examination
Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required.