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PhD Program Curriculum

Doctor of Philosophy
Occupational and Environmental Health

Minimum course hours excluding research tools must equal at least 90 hours above the bachelor’s degree.

I. Core Competencies (20 hours)

OEH 6103 Research Methods in Occupational and Environmental Health
OEH 6793 Aerosol Science
OEH 6473 Risk Assessment
OEH 6683 Modeling Technology in OEH
BSE 6192 Grant Writing Skills in Epidemiology
BSE 5013 Applications of Microcomputers to Data Analysis (SAS)
BSE 5173 Biostatistics Methods II

II. Selective BSE electives (courses not from this list require Advisory Committee approval) (9 hours):

BSE 5643 Regression Analysis
BSE 5663 Analysis of Frequency Data
BSE 5653 Non-Parametric Methods

BSE 5193 Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods
BSE 5283 GIS in Health
BSE 5363 Epidemiology & Prevention of Chronic Diseases

III. Requirements not counted toward the minimum course hours above the bachelor’s degree

Communication selective (if one of these or an equivalent course was not taken at the master’s level)
HAP 7913 Professional Communication -or- OEH 5973 Communication and Ethics in OEH

Responsible conduct of research selective:
BSE 5111 Scientific Integrity in Research -or- BMSC 5001 Integrity in Scientific Research.

NOTE: Further training in responsible conduct of research (RCR) is required after four years, so students in their 5th year are required to enroll in the Advanced RCR course: BMSC 6011: Integrity in Scientific Research II

Pedagogy/mentored teaching selective:
Preparing Future Faculty Program (BMSC 6202 PFF – Instructional Methods & BMSC 6300 PFF – Supervised Teaching Experience)
OEH 6200 Imparting Knowledge in OEH (2 hours; 1 credit hour may be waived for PhD students who submit documentation of prior college-level teaching experience as stipulated in the OEH Policy on the PhD Teaching Requirement).

Public health foundational knowledge
Any PhD student who has not previously completed the core MPH courses or earned a MPH degree is required to complete BSE 5033 Foundations and Overview of Public Health at the first opportunity.

IV. Other electives (variable, as deemed necessary by the Doctoral Advisory Committee)


V. Dissertation (minimum of 20 hours but no more than 25 to be applied to the degree)


This degree program is subject to the policies and procedures printed in the University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health Bulletin.
10/20/21 Effective Fall semester 2022