Sep 27, 2021  
2018-2020 Graduate School Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Graduate School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DrPH Public Health, Curriculum Sequence


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Suggested Curriculum Sequence


The typical plan of study requires enrollment in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per term to remain full-time.  Not every course is offered every term, and the following plan of study is an illustration. At the initial conference with an advisor, a preliminary plan of study will be established, and this will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies (using the SGS Plan of Study Form) for placement in the student’s official file.  At this time, any anticipated exceptions or anticipated transfer credits will be noted. An estimated time for completion of the thesis/dissertation must be included. Changes to the plan of study will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies. The student and the advisor will sign the form submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

The following is based on a 45 credit hour DrPH Program

Year 1 (Summer, Year 1): 3 Credits


Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 9 Credits


Year 3, Fifth Semester (Fall, Year 3): 3 Credits


PUBH 993  : Doctoral Pre-Candidacy 0/9* Credits

Elective 3 Credits

* NOTE: This course conveys full-time status to a doctoral student as a full-time student engaged in study prior to the achievement of doctoral candidacy. Students studying for comprehensive examinations or preparing for a proposal defense enroll in this course.  This course is a non-curricular course and cannot be used as a program credit requirement. The student registers for 3 credit hours and the registration reports the full-time status of 9 graduate credit hours.  

Year 3, Sixth Semester (Spring, Year 3): 3 Credits


PUBH 997 /PUBH 998 : Dissertation Guidance/Seminar 3/9** Credits

 

** NOTE: 

Upon achieving Doctoral Candidacy, the student will continuously register in Fall and Spring terms for PUBH 997 (Dissertation Guidance) until the Dissertation is completed and submitted to the School of Graduate Studies for review.  The course is used only when the curriculum has been completed, candidacy has been achieved, and the student is completing the research and writing of the Dissertation. The PUBH 997 course registration maintains the student status as a matriculated, full-time student (student is registered for 3 credit hours and the system reports a full-time 9 credit hour load).  

 

After the Intent to Defend the Dissertation form has been received by the School of Graduate Studies, this course registration will be changed to PUBH 998 (Dissertation Defense) for the given semester and count for 3 credit hours of curricular coursework (PUBH 998 will also count as 9 credits of load).  PUBH 997 will not count toward curricular credits. Other courses cannot be substituted for PUBH 997 (Dissertation Guidance). The only eligible grade for PUBH 997 (Dissertation Guidance) is the grade of “S” and the only acceptable grade for PUBH 998 (Dissertation Defense) is “P/F” (Pass/Fail).

Total Credit Hours: 45


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