In order to have approval to pursue the population health minor, please send an email to the Population Health Sciences graduate program coordinator, Quinn Fullenkamp (, explaining the sequence of courses that you plan to take toward the doctoral minor requirement. Be sure to include course completion dates. Your plan will be approved via email. When you are ready to have your warrant signed, email Quinn Fullenkamp again to make arrangements to obtain a signature.

A minimum of 10 credits of coursework consisting of three required 3-credit courses and 1–3 credits of a Population Health elective must be completed. The minor will consist of the following Population Health Sciences courses:

Required courses:
POP HLTH/​SOC  797 Introduction to Epidemiology3
POP HLTH 795 Principles of Population Health Sciences (Preferred full semester option only)3
POP HLTH 796 Introduction to Health Services Research3
or POP HLTH 798 Epidemiologic Methods
Students are strongly encouraged to take one of the following as an elective. However, other POP HLTH courses can be considered:
POP HLTH/​B M I  552 Regression Methods for Population Health3
POP HLTH/​B M I  651 Advanced Regression Methods for Population Health3

A likely course sequence for the doctoral minor in population health would be as follows:

POP HLTH 7953POP HLTH 796 or 7983
POP HLTH/​SOC  7973POP HLTH Elective3
 6 6
Total Credits 12

Students who request exemptions and/or substitutions for required minor courses must appeal to the director of the graduate program through the graduate program coordinator. In this case, the appeal must include a Proposed Minor Program Plan, which must be approved and signed by the graduate program director.