Department of
Epidemiology
At New Brunswick and Newark

Curriculum for the
PhD in Epidemiology (72 credits)
For Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2018

Students seeking the PhD in Epidemiology degree must complete a minimum of 72 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of least 3.2 overall and a 3.2 in the set of required courses specified by their department; earn no more than nine (9) credits bearing grades less than B; and complete the degree requirements within nine years. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

PREREQUISITES

  • BIST 0535 - Biometrics Computing (or equivalent)

CORE COURSES (9 credits)

  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0508 - Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health (1 credit)
  • PHCO 0510 - Issues in Health Education and Behavioral Science (1 credit)
  • PHCO 0511 - Issues in Health Care Systems and Policy (1 credit)

REQUIRED COURSES (33 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)
  • EPID 0753 - Advanced Epidemiologic Research Methods with Applications (Fall)
  • BIST 0551 - Applied Regression Analysis for Public Health Studies (Fall/Spring)
  • BIST 0615 - Categorical Data Analysis
  • BIST 0616 - Lifetime Data Analysis
  • BIST 0650 - Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • ENOH 0594 - Environmental & Occupational Toxicology or other toxicology/biology course
  • -also-

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

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES (6 credits)

  • EPID 0563 - Introduction to Outcomes Research
  • EPID 0591 - Air Pollution Epidemiology (2 credits)
  • EPID 0595 - Global Communicable Disease Control
  • EPID 0607 - Perinatal Epidemiology
  • EPID 0650 - Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
  • EPID 0670 - Advanced Seminar in Epidemiology I
  • EPID 0671 - Advanced Seminar in Epidemiology II
  • EPID 0673 - Social Epidemiology
  • EPID 9542 - GIS for Health and Planning
  • EPID 9663 - Regression Analysis
  • BIST 0655 - Biocomputing II
  • BIST 0660 - Clinical Trials: Design and Analysis of Medical Experiments
  • BIST 9655 - Nonparametric Statistics
  • ENOH 9627 - Advanced Multivariate Methods for Environmental Health Issues
  • PHCO 0503 - Introduction to Environmental Heath

REQUIRED RESEARCH (24 credits)

  • RESH 0760 - Doctoral Research