The Maternal and Child Health Ph.D. program requires 48 graduate credit hours beyond the master's degree, including 21 core credits (theory, issues), 12 research methodology and statistics courses, 3 elective credits, and 12 dissertation credits. Ph.D. students must also pass a qualifying examination and complete a dissertation and oral defense.
This program provides interdisciplinary training in research, practice, and policy relevant to health problems and services for women, infants, children, adolescents, and their families (including men). The MCH program prepares students to advance research, policy and practice to improve the health, safety, and well-being of these groups, with a particular emphasis on low income and ethnic minority populations.
Students admitted full-time to the Ph.D. program post-master's can complete this program within three years.
There are a variety of forms you may need to access during your graduate career here in the Department of Family Science. You can access those forms here.
The University has a nationally recognized Honor Code, administered by the Student Honor Council which
should be handwritten and signed on the front cover of all your papers, projects, or other academic assignments.