DrPH Division Requirements
Community Health Sciences
In addition to the general
program requirements of the School of Public Health, Community Health Sciences
requires the following. Students should also refer to the CHS Student Handbook.
- In addition to the SPH
core courses, DrPH students are required to take CHSC 501 (Foundations of
Public Health Inquiry).
- DrPH students must select
a major area of concentration in which 16 SH credits are required with at
least 9 SH credits completed at the 500-level. Advisor approval is necessary
for elective course selection. Students are also expected to take the MPH
required courses in their major area unless they have taken comparable courses
- In addition, DrPH students
must select a collateral area in which at least six semester hours are completed
at the 500-level.
- DrPH students are recommended
to obtain experience in classroom teaching in at least one course for at least
some part of a semester. This should occur after the completion of the preliminary
examination and is closely monitored by a faculty member with a rank of Assistant
Professor or above. DrPH students should refer to the teaching requirements
established for PhD students for guidance.
Environmental and Occupational
Doctoral students should
consult with their advisors concerning additional requirements pertaining to
their area of concentration.
Health Policy and Administration
No additional requirements.