Department of
Health Systems & Policy
At New Brunswick

Curriculum for the
PhD in Health Systems & Policy (72 credits)

Students seeking the PhD in Health Systems & Policy 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.

CORE COURSES (11 credits)

  • PHCO 0501 - Health Systems and Policy
  • 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)

REQUIRED COURSES (21 credits)

  • HSAP 0614 - Health Services and Policy Research Methods
  • HSAP 0615 - Health Care Economics
  • HSAP 0661 - Health Care Policy
  • HSAP 0663 - Issues in Private and Public Health Insurance
  • HSAP 0671 - Topics in Health Systems & Health Care Policy
  • HSAP 0673 - Population Health and Public Policy

    -also-

    Choose one of the following four:
  • BIST 0551 - Applied Regression Analysis for Public Health Studies
  • BIST 0615 - Categorical Data Analysis
  • BIST 0650 - Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • EPID 0563 - Introduction to Outcomes Research

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES (16 credits)

  • HSAP 0515 - Data for Health Services Research and Policy
  • HSAP 9523 - Sociology of Health
  • HSAP 9585 - American Social Policy
  • HSAP 9594 - Program Evaluation
  • HSAP 9595 - Economics of Poverty
  • GLPH 0600 - Introduction to Global Public Health
  • HEBS 0663 - Intermediate Survey Methods
  • PHEL 0580 - Independent Study in Research Methods (1-3 credits)

REQUIRED RESEARCH (24 credits)

  • RESH 0760 - Doctoral Research