PhD Curriculum

Year 1

Fall: 10 credits (14 with RCR training)

Spring: 7 credits (11 with RCR training)

ORIENTATION

(before classes)

SAS Programming Primer (2 full days)  
  PHS 900: Principles of Health Measurement (3 credits) PHS 901: Population Health Science Theories (3 credits)
  PHS 910: Fundamentals of Qualitative Methods (3 credits) PHS 912: Population Health Sciences Professional Development II (1 credit)
 

PHS 911: Population Health Sciences Professional Development (1 credit)

PHS 921: Analytic Methods II: Causal Inference (3 credits)

 

PHS 920: Analytic Methods I: Study Design, Data, and Descriptive Analysis (3 credits)  
  BIOTRAIN 750: Introduction to RCR Concepts (1-day event during orientation prior to classes) (4 RCR credits) BIOTRAIN 751: The Responsible Scientist I (4 RCR credits)

Year 2

Fall: 7 credits (9 if RCR training is taken this semester)

Spring: 4 credits (6 if RCR training is taken this semester)

  PHS 913: Population Health Sciences Teaching Seminar (1 credit)  PHS 914: Population Health Sciences Grant/Proposal Development (1 credit)
  PHS 922: Analytic Methods for Population Health Sciences III: Advanced Regression Methods (3 credits) Elective (3 credits)
  Concentration-specified elective (3 credits) Comprehensive Exams
*BIOTRAIN 753 can be completed during either year 2 or year 3* BIOTRAIN 753: Data Management and Quality for Biomedical PhD Students (self-paced, online) (2 RCR credits)

Year 3

Fall: 3 credits

Spring: 3 credits

  Dissertation (3 credits)  Dissertation (3 credits)

Year 4

Fall: 3 credits

Spring: 3 credits (7 if RCR training is taken this semester

  Dissertation (3 credits)  Dissertation (3 credits) 
    BIOTRAIN 754: The Responsible Scientist II (4 RCR credits)

Year 5 (if applicable)

Fall: 3 credits

Spring: 3 credits

  Dissertation (3 credits) Dissertation (3 credits)
  2 RCR elective forums (2 RCR credit hours each)