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Motion Introduced by:  Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,

Date of First Reading:    March 29, 2021

Date of Second Reading: April 26, 2021

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions – Dean’s Office - for the establishment of a graduate degree – PhD in Population Health

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.   

Rationale: The mission of the PhD in Population Health is to provide students with a comprehensive, rigorous academic core of knowledge and professional skills that prepare them to become educators, researchers and leaders dedicated to advocating, promoting, and achieving positive improvements in ‘total’ population health of communities. The program is designed to ensure that students can integrate and analyze the complex biological, behavioral, social and economic factors and systems that impact the health of populations through academic coursework and community engagement.



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