Epi PhD Curriculum

The Epi PhD Program is a 54 semester hour degree program. Students are required to fulfill prerequisite courses PUBH 8150 Biostatistical Methods I, and PUBH 8170 Epidemiology in Public Health I, or document their equivalent. Credit hours for these prerequisite courses will not count toward the 54 hours required for graduation.

Research methods core 

PUBH 8141 Epidemiologic Survey Methods
PUBH 8172 Epidemiology in Public Health II
PUBH 8174 Epidemiology in Public Health III


PUBH 8152 Biostatistical Methods II
PUBH 8310 Mixed Model Regression Analysis
PUBH 8311 Applied Categorical Data Analysis
PUBH 8208 Applied Survival Analysis in Public Health
PUBH 8191 Advanced SAS for PUBH Prof I

doctoral seminars

PUBH 8901 Doctoral seminar: Advanced Concepts in PUBH II
PUBH 8192 Introduction to Human Disease in Public Health
PUBH 8720 Grant Writing in Health Sciences


A total of fifteen (15) credit hours is required, example courses are:

PUBH 8124 Environmental Toxicology
PUBH 8442 Cancer Epidemiology
PUBH 8443 Infectious Disease Epidemiology
PUBH 8140 Epidemiology of Chronic Disease
PUBH 8445 Genetic Epidemiology
PUBH 8450 Randomized Clinical Trials


PUBH 9000; minimum (6) credit hours

Epi PhD Program Requirements

In addition to completion of the 54 semester hours of required coursework, program requirements include successful completion of written and oral comprehensive examinations, and the preparation and successful defense of a dissertation in accordance with the University of Memphis Graduate School policies and guidelines.

Questions about the Epi PhD Program curriculum and degree requirements?

Xinhua Yu, MD, PhD, MS, Associate Professor and Coordinator
Epidemiology Doctoral Program