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PHD DEGREE PROGRAM

COURSE & RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS

The Department of Epidemiology provides the following framework for prospective doctoral students. This framework represents the academic coursework, comprehensive exams and research requirements requisite to earn a Ph.D. degree. Each graduate student will customize their elective courses and research activities based upon their individual intellectual interests and with specific mentorship from their faculty advisor.

 

*FIRST  YEAR

Fall

EPIDEM 200 Principals of Epidemiology (4 units, course code 91605)
EPIDEM 204 Biostat I (4 units, course code 91600)
PEDGEN 200A Intro to Medical Genetics (4 units, see ped gen)
EPIDEM 275 SAS/CCR (2 units, course code 91660)
EPIDEM 275 Research Journal (1 unit, course code 91653)
EPIDEM 275 EPI Seminar Series (1 unit, course code 91651)
 

Winter

EPIDEM 201 Cancer Epidemiology (4 units, course code to be announced)
EPIDEM 275 Biostat II (4 units, course code to be announced)
EPIDEM 275 SAS/CCR (2 units, course code 91660)
EPIDEM 275 EPI Research Journal Club (1 unit, course code 91653)
EPIDEM variable
EPI Directed Studies (2 units, course code - see instructor)
EPIDEM 275 EPI Seminar Series (1 unit, course code 91651)
 

Spring

EPIDEM 202 Genetic Epidemiology (4 units, course code to be announced)
EPIDEM 275 Nutritional Epidemiology    (4 units, course code to be announced)
EPIDEM 275 Time to event (2 units, course code to be announced)
EPIDEM 275 EPI Research Journal Club (1 unit, course code 91653)
EPIDEM 275 EPI Seminar Series (1 unit, course code 91651)
EPIDEM variable EPI Directed Studies (4 units, course code - see instructor)

Comprehensive Exam in Epidemiology (Taken @ End of 1st year)

*SECOND  YEAR

Fall

EPIDEM 217 Advanced Epi Methods    (4 units)
EPIDEM 223 Molecular Genetics    (4 units)
EPIDEM 275 Epi Research Journal Club    (2 units)
TBD Elective Course
TBD Elective Course
 

Winter

EPIDEM 215 Intro to Statistical Genetics (4 units)
EPIDEM 275 Epi Research Journal Club (2 units)
EPIDEM 399 University Teaching (4 units)
TBD  Elective Course or Research
 

Spring

EPIDEM 275 Epi Research Journal Club (2 units)
EPIDEM 399 University Teaching (4 units)
TBD  Elective Course or Research

*THIRD  YEAR

Develop Dissertation Proposal, Advance to Candidacy for the Ph.D. Degree and Commence Dissertation Research

 
EPIDEM 297 Dissertation Research x 3 Quarters
EPIDEM 298 

Topical Directed Study x3 Quarters

EPIDEM 299                 University Research x 3 Quarters

 

*FOURTH & FIFTH  YEARS

Dissertation Research & Writing  (continued)
 
EPIDEM 297 Dissertation Research x 6 Quarters (approx.)
 

Notes:

TBD = To Be Determined