Coordinated PhD in Biomedical Science / Master of Public Health Program

PhD/MPH Coordinated PhD in Biomedical Science / Master of Public Health

Program Description

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS) and the UAB School of Public Health. Students may focus their MPH in Environmental Health Science or Epidemiology. MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

A mission of UAB is to be a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of Birmingham, the State and beyond. The MPH at the UAB School of Public Health prepares students for careers to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations, locally and globally. Therefore, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health have aligned their educational strength in the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences with a Master’s Degree in Public Health, to offer a truly interdisciplinary approach to learning. In response to an NIH study on Graduate Education and Career Opportunities, we are seeking graduate students with an entrepreneurial attitude and a strong will to succeed in an ever-changing scientific landscape.

Coordinated Master of Public Health and PHD Biomedical Sciences (MPH/PHD) Program

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS) and the UAB School of Public Health. A mission of UAB is to be a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of Birmingham, the State and beyond. The MPH at the UAB School of Public Health prepares students for careers to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations, locally and globally. Therefore, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health have aligned their educational strength in the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences with a Master’s Degree in Public Health, to offer a truly interdisciplinary approach to learning. In response to an NIH study on Graduate Education and Career Opportunities, we are seeking graduate students with an entrepreneurial attitude and a strong will to succeed in an ever-changing scientific landscape.

Curriculum

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 7 credit hours of MPH elective courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required GBS curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the GBS curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.

RequirementsHours
MPH Core Requirement: (23 hours)
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 600Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 697Practice Placement / Internship3
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
PUH Electives: (7 hours)
SOPH Elective3
SOPH Elective3
SOPH Elective1
MPH Coursework Total:30
Biomedical Electives12
GBSC 731Intro to Biostats2
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
GBSC 726Science Communication & Review2
GBS 798Non-Dissertation Research5
Total Hours42