PhD Health Policy Curriculum

First Semester: Fall Curriculum

Table 1: First Semester Fall Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Research in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 801 3
Data Analysis Methods in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 829 3
Fundamentals of Epidemiology BIOE 812 3
Fundamentals of SAS for Epidemiology BIOE 813 2
Health Care Economics (UM) ECON 7710 3
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Total Semester Hours 15

Second Semester: Spring Curriculum

Table 2: Second Semester Spring Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Biostatistics for Health Sciences II BIOE 821* 3
Advanced Health Economics HOPR 878 3
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Integrity in the Conduct of Scientific Research IP 801 1
Healthcare Policy (UM) NURS 7001
3
Electives   3-6
Total Semester Hours 14-17

Third Semester: Fall Curriculum

Table 3: Third Semester Fall Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Qualitative Research Methods NSG 913 3
Govt Regul Hlth Ser (UM) HADM 7105 3
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Special Topics HOPR 840 1-3
Doctoral Dissertation and Research HOPR 900 0-3
Health Law/Ethics (UM) HADM 7102
3
Electives   3
Total Semester Hours 14-20

Fourth Semester: Spring Curriculum

Table 4: Fourth Semester Spring Curriculum
Course Title Course Number Course Credits
Strategies for Health Policy Formulation and Planning HOPR 825 3
Doctoral Dissertation and Research HOPR 900 0-3
Seminar in Health Outcomes and Policy Research HOPR 919 1
Electives   3-9
Total Semester Hours 14-17

* Students can take PSYC 8311 Appl Cat Data Analysis (UM) (3).  

77 total course hours required, with 36 required course hours, 15 elective course hours, 18 dissertation hours, and 8 seminar required hours.

NOTE: Semesters 5-8: Students should register for Seminar and dissertation hours, as well as elective classes supporting their dissertation emphasis.

NOTE: Items in bold letters are courses that are unique to a program emphasis area.

Contact Us

Institute for Health Outcomes and Policy
College of Graduate Health Sciences
Email: cghs@uthsc.edu
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Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-5538