Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

The field of epidemiology is defined as the study of the distribution and determinants of disease in populations, with an ultimate goal of disease prevention and control. Epidemiology is one of the core sciences of public health and serves as the foundation for the design and analysis of research studies. The Ph.D. in Environmental Health, Epidemiology specialization offers both theoretical knowledge and applied experiences in epidemiology, with a focus on quantitative methods. The skills and knowledge gained in the program can be applied to a broad range of risk factors and diseases.

Effective Fall 2017

ERHS 505Publishing in Epidemiology and Public Health1
ERHS 532Epidemiologic Methods3
ERHS 534SAS and Epidemiologic Data Management3
ERHS 535R Programming for Research3
ERHS 640Advanced Epidemiology3
ERHS 642Applied Logistic Regression3
ERHS 658Environmental/Occupational Epidemiology3
ERHS 693AResearch Seminar: Epidemiology2
STAT 511ADesign and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software4
or STAT 511B Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: SAS Software
Electives 19
ERHS 799Dissertation 21-18
Total program credits72

A minimum of 72  credits are required.