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 an average grade of “B” or better. 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