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Emergency Health

The Emergency Health pathway includes courses in disaster health, catastrophes, and system design.

Concentration Committee: Dr. Richard Bissell (Emergency Health Services), Dr. J. Lee Jenkins* (Emergency Health Services), Dr. Bruce J. Walz (Emergency Health Services),
Dr. Lucy Wilson (Emergency Health Services)
*designated primary advisor

Downloadable PDF: EHS PhD Track – Emergency Health Pathway

Required Public Policy Core Courses (18 credits required)

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

PUBL 600

Research Methodology

3

PUBL 603

Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis

3

PUBL 604

Statistical Analysis
Or an equivalent graduate-level statistics course
from an accredited university

3

Choose one of the following:

PUBL 700

Doctoral Research Seminar

3

PUBL 801

Individual Study in Public Policy

1-3

Choose two of the following:

ECON 605

Benefit-Cost Evaluation

3

ECON 611

Advanced Econometric Analysis I (Fall)

3

ECON 612

Advanced Econometric Analysis II (Spring)

3

EHS 691*

Business Development and Strategic Planning

3

EHS 720*

Emergency Health Services Quality Assessment

3

PUBL 607

Statistical Applications in Evaluation Research

3

PUBL 608

Applied Multivariate Regression – An Introduction

3

PUBL 611

Casual Inference in Program Evaluation

3

SOCY 619

Qualitative Methods in Social Research

3

Other methodological/analytic courses recommended by track advisor(s)

 

Required Public Policy Disciplinary Foundation Courses (9 credits required)

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

PUBL 601

Political and Social Context of the Policy Process

3

SOCY 606

Social Inequality and Social Policy

3

Choose one of the following:

ECON 600

Policy Consequences of Economic Analysis

3

ECON 601

Microeconomic Analysis

3


Required Emergency Health Core Courses (9 credits required)

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

EHS 630

Issues Analysis and Proposal Writing

3

EHS 640

Introduction to High-Performance EHS

3

EHS 642

Event-Driven Resource Deployment

3

 

Emergency Health Electives (12 credits required)

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Choose four of the following:

EHS 632

Disaster Health Services

3

EHS 633

Refugee Health Services

3

EHS 639

Catastrophe Preparation and Response

3

EHS 641

EHS Law and Policy

3

EHS 650

EHS System Design and Contracting

3

EHS 691*

Business Development and Strategic Planning

3

EHS 720*

Emergency Health Services Quality Assessment

3

PREV 600**

Introduction to Epidemiology (**UMB)

3

PUBL 613

Managing Public Organizations

3

PUBL 618

Issues in Healthcare Finance and Service Delivery

3

PUBL 623

Governmental Budgeting

3

SOCY 620

Social Epidemiology

3

Other elective courses recommended by track advisor(s)

*Can count towards either a Public Policy Elective OR an Emergency Health Elective – not both
**PREV courses offered at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

Other courses taught at UMBC and sister institutions within the University System of Maryland may be relevant to the Emergency Services Concentrations. Before registering for any such courses, approval from an advisor is required.

Total Required Credits: 48

 

Doctoral Dissertation Research (18 credits required)

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

PUBL 899

Doctoral Dissertation Research (See “b” Below)

18 (9/semester)

 

Other Degree Requirements

a) Examinations (offered twice a year)

1) Comprehensive Exam

2) Field Qualifying Exam

b) Ph.D. Dissertation (PUBL 899, 9 credits per semester)

1) Committee formed

2) Topic Approved (proposal defense)

3) Final Dissertation defense

c) Recommended for degree