The CPE program requires 12 credits, broken down into the following categories:

Categories Credits
Core Coursework 7 credits
Elective Coursework 3 credits
Independent Research 2 credits
Total 12 credits

In addition, there are two prerequisite courses that must be completed in the first or second semester of your program.


Equivalent courses earned during previous graduate studies may substitute for the above prerequisite courses.

Core Courses (7 credits)

Elective Courses (3 credits)

Choose from the below courses.

Culminating Project (2 credits)

Students must complete an independent research project in order to be awarded the Certificate in Psychiatric Epidemiology.

  • PHC 6937: Culminating Project (2 credits)