Department of
Epidemiology
At New Brunswick

Curriculum for the
PhD in Epidemiology (72 credits)

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