Curriculum for the Population Health Sciences Program

PhD General Curricular Plan


General Curricular Plan

The M.S. and Ph.D. curriculum plans include core program requirements as well as curriculum specific courses. Research projects and elective courses can be tailored to meet individual student’s interests and career goals. All applications for Population Health Sciences must be complete by April 1st to be considered for admission for the fall semester.

Degree requirements include:

 

Course Number

Course Title

Professor

Credit Hours

Semester

Public Health Core Courses

PHS 6343

Biostatistics

Jennings

3

Fall 1

PHS 6330

Introduction to Epidemiology

Arcari

3

Fall 1

PHS 6396

Issues in Prevention

Rudkin

3

Summer 1

 

 

 

9 subtotal

 

Biostatistics/Methods Required Courses

PHS 6344

Introduction to Linear Models

TBA

3

Spring 1

PHS 6333

Epidemiological Methods

Veeranki

3

Fall 2

PHS 6210*

Introduction to Data Management

Chen

2

Fall 1

PHS 6321* 

Survival Data Analysis

Kuo

3

Spring 1 or 2

PHS 6313*

Correlated Data Analysis

Kuo

3

Summer 1 (alt)

PHS 6341

Categorical Data Analysis

Spratt

3

Spring 1 or 2

PHS 6374

Applied Survey Methods

Weller

3

Fall 1 or Fall 2

PHS 6322

Research Design

Weller/Lu

3

Spring 2

 

 

 

17 subtotal

 

PHS Required Courses

PHS 6212

Translational Epi 1: Patient Oriented Research

Baillargeon

2

Spring 1

PHS 6213

Translational Epi 2: Population Oriented Research

Prochaska

2

Spring 1

PHS 6379

Social Epidemiology

Peek

3

Spring 2

PHS 6195

Seminar (4 semesters)

Mutambudzi

1

Fall 1, Spring1, Fall 2, Spring 2

PHS 6280

Society and Health Care

Kaul

2

Summer 1 or Spring 1

PHS 6219*

Stress and Health

Peek

2

Fall 1 or Fall 2

PHS 6366*

Aging and Health

Markides

3

Fall 1 or Fall 2

PHS 6312*

Minorities, Aging, and Health

Markides

3

Fall 1 or Fall 2

 

 

 

21 subtotal

 

Additional Required Courses

MEHU 6101

Ethics of Scientific Research

Various

1

Summer 1

PHS 6011/6097

Research

Various

9+

PHS 6098

Thesis

Various

9+

 

 

 

 

19 subtotal

 

 

 

66+ TOTAL

 

* Choose one of the three highlighted courses in that section.

  • other requirements for degree completion
    • Written and oral qualifying examinations (Ph.D.)
    • Completion of an original research project resulting in a written thesis (M.S.) or dissertation (Ph.D.)
    • An oral presentation and defense of the dissertation research (Ph.D.)

The Curriculum Coordinators for each track serve as the student’s initial advisor and will guide the student in developing a course plan that includes all curriculum specific requirements.  Students select elective courses from among the diverse offerings of the PHS Graduate Program or from other GSBS Programs. 

The typical Ph.D. curriculum plan includes two years of course work providing the student with strong quantitative research skills and an understanding of theory and methods within the specific curricular area.  Students also work on mentored research projects during these academic years.  The student takes the qualifying examination in the third year to demonstrate proficiency in the required knowledge and skills and to show readiness to conduct independent research.  Submission of an approved dissertation proposal advances the student to candidacy for the degree.  Completion, presentation, and defense of the dissertation project are the final requirements in the curriculum plan.


List of Graduate Courses

GSBS Population Health Science Courses

Contacts

Preventive Medicine Graduate Programs
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110

p. (409) 772-6635

M. Kristen Peek, PhD

M. Kristen Peek, PhD
Director, Population Health Sciences Graduate Program



Richard Briley, M.Ed
Coordinator, Population Health Sciences Graduate Program

p. (409) 772-6635
rlbriley@utmb.edu


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