Community Health Education, DrPH

The Doctor of Public Health degree in community health education requires 66-90 semester hours of post-master’s degree course work. The DrPH program emphasizes community-based prevention research in public health. Program requirements are designed to prepare students academically and professionally for conducting significant public health research to facilitate the resolution of public health outcomes important to the community and field. Students, faculty members, and community partners form research teams whose work is guided by a prevention research model developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and workforce preparation guidelines developed by the Institute of Medicine.

Assessment of courses or experiences applicable to the degree occurs at the time of admission into the program. The student’s doctoral program committee will work with each candidate to develop a course of study within the framework of the program and informed by the student’s personal interests, past course work, and professional experiences.

Application and Admission

In addition to the minimum admission materials required by The Graduate School, applicants should submit a description of work experiences and a written statement of professional goals by December 1 to be considered for Fall admission. Applicants can be admitted as either full-time or part-time students.

Degree Requirements

Health Education/Public Health Core (0-24 hours)

Entering doctoral students who have not completed one or more of the core public health courses must complete these courses as part of their program in addition to the minimum 66 credit hours.

HEA 601Principles of Community Health Education

3

HEA 602Epidemiology

3

HEA 603Community Health Analysis

3

HEA 604Public Health Statistics

3

HEA 608Environmental Health

3

HEA 609Community Health Interventions

3

HEA 625Community Health Education Program Evaluation

3

HEA 645Health Policy

3

Health Education Research Core (27 hours)

HEA 751Foundations of Research for Public Health Education

3

HEA 752Quantitative Methods in Public Health

3

HEA 753Qualitative Methods in Public Health

3

HEA 755Community Research Practicum

3

HEA 758Advanced Theoretical Basis for Community Health Education

3

HEA 759Community-Based Health Education Research

3

HEA 760Teaching in Community Health Education

3

HEA 765Advanced Program Evaluation in Public Health Education

3

HEA 755: (to be taken 2 times for 6 hours total)

HEA 760: (required for Teaching Assistants)

Health-related Electives (24 hours)

Electives can be selected from the following or chosen under the advisement of the student’s doctoral program committee. A minimum 6 semester hours of HEA courses and 9 semester hours of research-related courses are required.

HEA 612Management of Community Health Organizations

3

HEA 617Conflict Resolution and Coalition Building

3

HEA 622Social Epidemiology

3

HEA 640Global Health Issues

3

HEA 666Health Communication

3

HEA 671Immigrant and Refugee Health

3

HEA 676Problems Seminar

3

ERM 667Foundations of Educational Measurement Theory

3

ERM 680Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education

3

ERM 681Design and Analysis of Educational Experiments

3

HDF 710Advanced Theory in HDFS

3

KIN 745Seminar: Social Psychology and Physical Activity

3

NTR 643Nutrition and Aging

3

PSC 620Urban Development Policy

3

ERM 667, ERM 680, ERM 681: or equivalent

Dissertation (15 hours)

HEA 799Doctoral Dissertation Research

1–15


 

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