Department of
Epidemiology
At New Brunswick and Newark

Curriculum for the
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Epidemiology (72 credits)

Students seeking the DrPH in Epidemiology degree must complete a minimum of 72 credits of academic work with an average grade of “B” or better. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

**UPDATE** Please note we are not accepting applications to the DrPH degree program for the 2017-2018 academic year as we revise the DrPH curriculum. The PhD degree program is accepting applications.

PREREQUISITES

  • BIST 0654 - Biocomputing 1 (or equivalent)
  • Completed an MPH

CORE COURSES (15 credits)

  • PHCO 0501 - Health Systems and Policy
  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0503 - Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PHCO 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0505 - Health Education and Behavioral Science in Public Health

REQUIRED COURSES (30 credits)
Semesters when the required courses will be offered are noted for your course planning.

  • EPID 0552 - Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • EPID 0652 - Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases
  • EPID 0656 - Intermediate Epidemiologic Research Methods (Spring)
  • EPID 0657 - Applied Methods in Epidemiologic Research (Fall)
  • BIST 0551 - Applied Regression Analysis for Public Health Studies (Fall/Spring)
  • BIST 0615 - Categorical Data Analysis
  • PHEL 0698 - Special Topic for DrPH Students
  • URHA 0608 - Leadership for Non Profit Sector
  • -also-

    Choose one of the following two:
  • HEBS 0663 - Intermediate Survey Research Methods (Spring)
  • EPID 0621 - Survey Research Methods Questionnaire Design
  • -also-

    Choose one of the following two:
  • HEBS 0682 - Evaluation Research Methods
  • HSAP 0617 - Health Services Research & Evaluation

REQUIRED PRACTICUM (3 credits)

  • DRPE 0810 - DrPH Practicum Experience

REQUIRED RESEARCH (24 credits)

  • RESH 0760 - Doctoral Research