Coordinated Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) and Masters of Science in Public Health
Coordinated Master of Science in Public Health / Doctor of Philosophy (MSPH/PhD) Program
The department offers coordinated Master of Science in Public Health and PhD degrees in cooperation with the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham or at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa).
The MSPH degree requires a minimum of 43 hours. Students in this coordinated program will be waived from the biostatistics requirement upon documentation of successful completion of Advanced Statistics I and II in the PhD program. Students may emphasize health policy issues or outcomes research issues through 6 hours of approved electives. In addition, all students must complete a 9 credit hour research project. This is a coordinated dual degree track and, as such, graduation from one program is contingent on completion of all requirements for graduation from the other program.
Students receiving a MSPH are required to complete a 37 hour online course entitled "Overview of Public Health" by the end of their second semester. Students with prior public health education (coursework in each of the public health core disciplines) may be waived from this requirement by permission of the Associate Dean.
|MSPH Core Requirements (10 hours):|
|BST 611||Intermediate Statistical Analysis I||3|
|BST 612||Intermediate Statistical Analysis II||3|
|EPI 610||Principles of Epidemiologic Research||4|
|PhD Track (18 hours):|
|HCO 604||Health Economics and Public Health Policy||3|
|HCO 621||Clinical Decision Making and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis||3|
|HCO 623Q||Pharmacoeconomics and Regulation Online||3|
|HCO 670||Social and Ethical Issues in Public Health||3|
|HCO 677||Patient-Based Outcomes Measurement||3|
|HCO 691||Policy Analysis: Modeling & Simulation||3|
|Electives (6 hours):|
|Masters-Level Research (9 hours):|
|HCO 698||Master's Level Directed Research Health Care Organization and Policy||1-9|