Students in Baylor University's PhD in Public Health degree program choose one of two areas of specialization (concentration) in public health research. Researchers in both specializations apply scientific, systematic, data-driven methods relevant to public health research.
EpidemiologyResearchers in this specialization examine the incidence and prevalence of health problems, health risk, and factors contributing to population health.
Social & Behavioral Health ScienceResearchers in this specialization examine how contributing factors at multiple social-ecological levels impact health-related behavior, health status, and quality of life of individuals and populations.
- Work as a research assistant for your faculty mentor.
- Receive a stipend and full tuition remission.
- Engage in experiential learning throughout the program.
- Gain real-world experience in research, writing, and teaching.
- Use your former practice-based MPH training to inform your PhD research training.
- Impact lives through your public health research.
Three Year Plan
|FALL (9 hours)||SPRING (10 hours)||SUMMER (6 hours)|
|FALL (10 hours)||SPRING (9 hours)||SUMMER (6 hours)|
|FALL (4 hours)||SPRING (4 hours)||SUMMER (4 hours)|
*Number in sequenced requirement
This three-year (62-credit hour) degree includes:
- Concentration Courses (9*): Advanced research/grant-writing in specialization, coauthored proposal w/faculty mentor.
- Interdisciplinary Area (9): Selected from various disciplines to complement student research interests and needed skill sets.
- Applied Research and Statistical Methods (15): Methods courses specific to student research goals/skill needs.
- Mentored Public Health Research (9): Experiences in mentor-guided research activities designed to build research skills.
- Teaching Development (5): Training /teaching experiences guided by a teaching mentor.
- Professional Writing in Public Health (3): Training in writing/manuscript development, co-authored manuscript w/faculty mentor.
- Doctoral Qualifying Examination (0): Written & oral exam guided by committee to demonstrate mastery/advance to dissertation.
- Dissertation in Public Health (12): Design, implement, analyze, interpret findings, and defend an approved study. Dissertation chapters also include two research manuscripts that must also be approved and submitted to approved journals