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

  • 7 credits of core coursework
  • 3 credits of elective coursework
  • 2 credits of independent research (culminating project)

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

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

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Core Courses (7 credits)

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Elective Courses (3 credits)

Choose from the below courses.

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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)

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