Course Sequence

Fall (1st Year) (12CH)
  • PHPM 671 Introduction into Health Services Research
  • PHPM 661 Introduction to Health Economics
  • PHPM 619 Organizational Theory
  • PHPM 668 Applied Health Services Research I
  • SOPH 676 Professional Development Seminar
Spring (1st Year) (10CH)
  • PHPM 689 Political Foundations for Public Health
  • PHPM 672 Data Science for Health Services Research
  • PHPM 662 Data Science for Health Services OR PHPM 640 Health Policy Politics
  • PHPM 669 Applied Health Services Research II
Summer (1st Year) (6CH)
  • Optional electives or independent study with faculty
  • PHPM 689 Qualitative Methods
Fall (2nd Year) (10CH)
  • PHPM 689 Applied Regression Analysis for HSR
  • Methods (or general) Elective
  • PHPM 663 Cost Effectiveness Analysis OR PHPM 641 Advanced Health Policy
  • PHPM 678 Applied Health Services Research III
Spring (2nd Year) (10CH)
  • PHPM 676 Analytical Issues in Health Services Research
  • PHPM 674 Secondary Analysis of Health Data
  • PHPM 654 Health Insurance Management Care OR PHPM 643 Health Policy Analysis
  • PHPM 679 Applied Health Services Research IV
Summer (2nd Year)
  • Qualifying Exams (Requires completion of 2 cognate courses)
  • Optional electives or independent study with faculty
Fall (3rd Year)
  • Elective (Methods or Substantive Area) or PHPM 601 Foundations of Public Health (without a Public Health Degree)
  • PHPM 791 Doctoral Capstone (3-6 CH)- Develop Thesis Topics
  • Elective Course
Spring (3rd Year)
  • Elective Course
  • Doctoral Capstone (3-6 CH) Refine Thesis Topic - Thesis Writing
Comprehensive Exam/Thesis Proposal Defense 3rd Year
Fall (4th Year)
  • PHPM 791 Doctoral Capstone (9 CH) Thesis Completion - Thesis Writing
Spring (4th Year)
  • Oral Thesis Defense
  • Program Completion