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PhD in Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences Model Course Schedule

Semester 1, Year 1

SBPS 7250 Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Dr. Maeve Wallace) (3)
SBPS 8830 Senior Graduate Research Seminar (Dr. David Seal) (0)
SBPS 8750 Social Determinants of Health I (Dr. Aubrey Madkour) (3)
TBD Other course(s) (3)
TBD by advisor and student (3)
Semester subtotal: 9

 

Semester 2, Year 1

SBPS 8760 Social Determinants of Health II (Dr. Kat Theall) (3)
SBPS 8800 Senior Graduate Research Seminar (Dr. David Seal) (1)
TBD Other course(s) TBD by advisor and student (6)
Semester subtotal: 9

 

Semester 3, Year 2,

SBPS 7280 (Fall) or SBPS 7290 (Spring) Qualitative Methods (I or II) (TBD by advisor and student) (QM 1: Dr. David Seal; QM 2: Dr. Carl Kendall) (2)
SBPS 8820 Advanced Program Planning and Grant Writing (Dr. Carolyn Johnson) (3)
TBD Other course(s) TBD by advisor and student (3–6)
Semester subtotal: 8–11

 

Semester 4, Year 2

SBPS 8250 Advanced Research Methods in Global Health (Dr. Paul Hutchinson) (3)
TBD Other course(s) TBD by advisor and student to complete coursework credit requirements (Varies)
Semester subtotal: 3-varies

 

Semesters 5-8, Years 3-4

SBPS 9990/9970* Dissertation Hours: Completion of Comprehensive Exam and Dissertation (Advisor) (Varies)
Total Degree Credits: 30  Minimum number of credits post-enrollment in the SPHTM** 

 

*Once coursework is completed, students must take 2 credits of SBPS 9990 (dissertation hours) each semester until they have passed their dissertation prospectus. Once students pass to doctoral candidacy, they take SBPS 9970 each semester to maintain continuous enrollment. SBPS PhD Program Review (v6: 5-16-2020; originally reviewed 6-1-2020; revised 6-4-2020)

**Students who have not completed 30 credits of Public Health relevant post-BA/BS coursework and/or who have not completed the required Basic Foundational pre-requisite MPH-level courses will be required to take these courses above and beyond the 36 required doctoral credits post-enrollment in the SPHTM.