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Health Policy and Management

Concentration in Health and Public Policy PhD Curriculum

Summer Term Workshops
550.860.82 Academic & Research Ethics Introduction to On-line Learning Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Prevention Training Plagiarism Prevention Training

First Year

140.621.01 - 140.624.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health I - IV
300.704.01 HPM PhD Capstone
300.712.01 Formulating Policy
300.713.01 - 300.715.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy I - II
300.721.01 - 300.723.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy I - III
301.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health and Public Policy (Terms 1-4)
306.650.01 Public Health & Law
306.662.01 Public Health Agencies
340.721.60 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I


300.652.01 Politics of Health Policy
301.645.01 Health Advocacy
305.684.01 Health Impact Assessment
313.641.81 Introduction to Health Economics
317.600.01 Introduction to the Risk Sciences and Public Policy
410.668.01 Policy Interventions for Health Behavior Change

Second Year

300.741.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy: Using Secondary Data to Conduct Health Policy Research
300.840.01 Special Studies/Methods (Terms 1-4)
300.870.01 - 300.871.01 Research and Proposal Writing I - II
301.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health and Public Policy (Terms 1-4)
306.665.01 Research Ethics and Integrity
550.865.81 Public Health Perspectives on Research


300.650.01 Crisis and Responses in Public Health Policy and Practice
300.750.01 Teaching at the University Level
318.623.01 Social Policy for Vulnerable Populations in the U.S.
410.672.81 Introduction to Campaigning and Organizing for Public Health
550.601.01 Implementation Research and Practice

Distributional Methods Requirements

During the second year, students will complete at least two of the methods courses below (equaling at least 6 credits) in one of the following domains. The intent of this distributional methods requirement is to allow the students to develop a special area of methods expertise. Alternative methods courses will require approval from the concentration director and the student's advisor. Please note that, unless they are listed below, prerequisites for methods courses do not count towards the distributional methods requirement.

Social and Behavioral Measurement Methods:

Design and Conduct of Population-Based Surveys:

Qualitative Research Methods:

Key Advanced Methods of Policy Research:

Once students have completed all of the required and elective coursework, they must maintain a full-time registration (12+ credits per term) for the duration of their program.  Students who have not yet passed the school-wide oral exam should register for 12 credits of special studies (300.840) with their advisor to work on their thesis proposal; once a student has passed the school-wide oral exam, they should register for thesis research credits, 301.820.