Curriculum Overview

Our program requires 72 semester credit hours, of which 16 may be transferred from master's course work (pending review and approval by the graduate faculty). The remaining 56 credit hours required for graduation are detailed below:

Total Credits Required for Graduation 72

Transfer Credits (from Master's) 16

Core PhD Course Work 31

Track-Specific Course Work 15

Research Practica & Dissertation 10




Track-Specific Course Work (Total of 15 credits)



Total of 9 credits of required track-related courses
Total of 6 credits that support area of research (electives)

Students must choose either the Clinical Research Track or the Health Services Research Track when they are applying to the program. Once admitted to the program, students must follow program procedures if they wish to change their track.