Department of
Health Education & Behavioral Science
At New Brunswick

Curriculum for the
PhD in Health Education & Behavioral Science (72 credits)

Students seeking the PhD in Health Education & Behavioral Science 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.

PREREQUISITE COURSES

  • PHCO 0505 - Health Education and Behavioral Science in Public Health
  • HEBS 0651 - Health Education Planning and Evaluation
  • HEBS 0654 - Modifying Health Behaviors: Theory and Practice

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 (15 credits)

  • HEBS 0678 - Health Communication/Risk Communication
  • HEBS 0685 - Doctoral Seminar in Health Education and Behavioral Science
  • Behavioral Science Electives (9 credits) selected with advisor approval
    Example: HEBS 9557 - Health Psychology

REQUIRED METHODS COURSES2 (12 credits)

  • HEBS 0682 - Evauation and Research Design for Public Health Interventions
  • HEBS 0705 - Intermediate Survey Research Methods
  • Methods Electives (6 credits) selected with advisor approval
    Example: HEBS 9529 -Introduction to Educational Research

REQUIRED ANALYTICAL COURSES2 (12 credits)

  • BIST 0551 - Applied Regression Analysis for Public Health Studies
  • Multivariate Analysis course (3 credits) selected with advisor approval
  • Analytical Electives (6 credits) selected with advisor approval
    Example: BIST 0615 - Categorical Data Analysis

REQUIRED RESEARCH (24 credits)

  • RESH 0760 - Doctoral Research

All HEBS PhD students are expected to engage in research activities with their faculty advisor.

Notes:
1Combined courses satisfy residency requirement
2With Advisor approval, other courses may satisfy these requirements