The department offers a joint Ph.D./M.P.H. degree in collaboration with the Master of Public Health program in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at KU Medical Center. The degree incorporates efficiencies in the elective and research requirements of both departments. This is the first degree in the nation to combine an M.P.H. with the strengths of advanced study in applied behavioral science. Faculty and student research teams address issues in community health and development, child and youth health and development, disabilities and independent living, and healthy aging. Separate admission is required to both the Ph.D. program of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science and M.P.H. program of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
Admission to Graduate Studies
An applicant seeking to pursue graduate study in the College may be admitted as either a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student. Policies and procedures of Graduate Studies govern the process of Graduate admission. These may be found in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.
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Joint Ph.D. M.P.H. Degree
Department of Applied Behavioral Science and Department of Preventive Medicine
Offered by the Department of Applied Behavioral Science (Lawrence) and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (KU Medical Center, Kansas City and Wichita). This joint program is the first in the nation to combine the strengths of advanced study in applied behavioral science with a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree. It results from a unique collaboration between two units: the Department of Applied Behavioral Science, offering a Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology; and the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, with its M.P.H. program.
Requirements for the Joint Ph.D./M.P.H. Degree (*may count toward both degrees) M.P.H. Degree Requirements: 39 credit hours
|Required Courses (21)|
|PRVM 800||Principles of Epidemiology||3|
|PRVM 809||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|PRVM 818||Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health||3|
|PRVM 827||Public Health Administration||3|
|PRVM 830||Environmental Health||3|
|PRVM 875||Management of Public Health Data||3|
|BIOS 714||Fundamentals of Biostatistics I||3|
|or BIOS 704||Principles of Statistics in Public Health|
|Shared PhD Courses satisfies requirments for the MPH Concentration in Social and Behavioral Health (9)||9|
|Community Health and Development|
|Within Subjects Research Methodology and Direct Observation|
|Introduction to Behavioral Science|
|Principles of Behavior Analysis|
|MPH Elective (3)|
|Public Health Internship and Capstone (6)|
|PRVM 891||Public Health Internship||3|
|PRVM 893||Public Health Capstone||3|