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PhD in Public Health with One Health

Program Overview

The PhD in Public Health with One Health concentration will require a minimum of 90 post-baccalaureate credit hours. These credits will include core public health coursework (15 credits); quantitative methods and statistics (12 credits); professional issues (7 credits); concentration area (35 credits); supervised research (3 credits); supervised teaching (3 credits); and dissertation research (15 credits). Recommended undergraduate prerequisite training for One Health degrees include basic biology, chemistry, physiology, and college algebra.

The One Health concentration is a research-oriented health degree that emphasizes working across public health, veterinary health, and environmental health disciplines to tackle difficult health problems. This program is designed to bridge the gap between various areas of animal, plant, and human health to improve the well-being of all species. The One Health approach is strongly endorsed by prominent associations including the US CDC, NIH, USDA, and academic and professional organizations.

Graduates with a PhD in One Health will find wonderful opportunities for employment in many venues. In particular, academic centers and the US government need broadly trained individuals to tackle today’s most difficult public health concerns in multidisciplinary fashion. Trainees in this degree program will likely have employment opportunities in US universities, federal agencies, consulting and research companies, occupational safety, and other industries.  Trainees will also likely have international employment opportunities. These professionals will work in teams and interact with professionals from many different organizations.

The PHD in One Health degree program is part of the portfolio of training programs in the Department of Environmental and Global Health Department in the College of Public Health and Health Professions.

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Degree Requirements

 

I. PUBLIC HEALTH CORE: 15 CREDITS

CREDITS

Introduction to Biostatistical Methods

3

Principles of Epidemiology

3

Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health

3

Introduction to US Health Care System

3

Psychological, Behavioral, ansd Social Issues in Public Health

3

II. CONCENTRATION CORE: 36-38 CREDITS

 

CREDITS

Aquatic Systems and Environmental Health; or Water Quality & Human Health

3

An Introduction to Entomology, Zoonotic Diseases, and Food Safety

3

Occupational & Environmental Health among Agriculture Workers

3

Environmental Infectious Diseases: A Molecular Approach

3

International Public Health or Global Health and Development I

3

Environmental and Global Health Journal Club

3

Research Methods Rotation, setting based on student focus General Electives*

TBD

Elective Different Area*

TBD

III. QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND STATISTICS: 12 CREDITS

CREDITS

Regression Methods for the Life Sciences

4

Epidemiology Methods

4

Elective

4

IV. PROFESSIONAL ISSUES: 5-7 CREDITS

CREDITS

Public Health Journal Club

TBD

Public Health Ethics

TBD

Public Health Grant Writing

TBD

Critical Thinking in EGH

TBD

V. ADVANCED RESEARCH: 3 CREDITS

CREDITS

Advanced Research

3

VI. SUPERVISED TEACHING: 3 CREDITS

CREDITS

Supervised Teaching in Public Health

3

VII. DISSERTATION HOURS: 15 CREDITS

CREDITS

Research for Doctoral Dissertation

15