Coursework

PhD Degree Credit Hours

Doctoral students must complete at least 72 hours of coursework for their degree in addition to writing a dissertation.

PhD Course Requirements

Year 1

Fall Hrs Spring Hrs
H EDU 6000 Foundations and Theory of Health Promotion 3 H EDU 6100 Program Evaluation 3
H EDU 6050 Program Planning and Intervention Mapping 3 H EDU 7103 Design & Analysis I 3
H EDU 6540 Health Communications 3 Elective 3

Year 2

Fall Hrs Spring Hrs
H EDU 6060 Health Instruction and Communication 3 ED PS 7420 Qualitative Research 3
H EDU 7104 Design & Analysis II 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3

Year 3

Fall Hrs Spring Hrs
Advanced Qualitative Research Course 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Dissertation 3
Elective 3 H EDU 7920 Independent Study – Research 3
Elective 3 Elective 3

Year 4

Fall Hrs Spring Hrs
Dissertation 10 Dissertation 1

Total: 72 credits

*Note: Elective courses are determined by both the student and faculty advisor or supervisory committee. These courses should pertain to the student's intended dissertation topic.