Twin Cities campus
 
Twin Cities Campus

Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration Ph.D.

School of Public Health - Adm
School of Public Health
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
School of Public Health, MMC 819, A395 Mayo Memorial Building, 420 Delaware Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-626-3500 OR 1-800-774-8636, Fax: 612-624-4498)
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Length of program in credits: 69 to 82
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Health services research is a multidisciplinary field of study. Health services researchers examine how social factors, government policies, financing systems, organizational structures, and personal behaviors affect access to needed care, the quality of care provided, and the cost of care delivery. The focus of research is broad and includes individuals, families, providers, healthcare organizations, communities, and populations. The field of health services research is ultimately interested in both "health," understood as health status and well-being, as well as "health care," understood as the effective delivery of healthcare services. The doctoral program in health services research, policy, and administration is primarily for students interested in academic careers or senior research positions in government or the private sector. The core curriculum is a multidisciplinary examination of the social, political, and economic forces that affect the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services. The emphasis is on theory, modeling, and quantitative methods. Coursework is complemented by the student's involvement with faculty on health services research projects, through weekly academic research seminars, doctoral colloquia, and conference presentations. Students come from a variety of educational backgrounds, including decision sciences, economics, political science, sociology, business, engineering, and public affairs. Strong quantitative skills are essential.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Preferred GRE scores from exams taken before August 1, 2012 are: Verbal: 600, Quantitative: 600, Analytical Writing: 5.0. Minimum GRE scores taken after Aug. 1, 2012 are: 300 (combined verbal and quantitative), and 4.0 Analytical Writing. The PhD program requires prerequisites in calculus and statistics. Applicants who have not completed the prerequisites, but are otherwise qualified for admission, are required to take relevant courses at the University or another accredited institution before beginning the program.
Special Application Requirements:
Please visit www.sph.umn.edu for admission requirements
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
    • General Test - Verbal Reasoning: 153
    • General Test - Quantitative Reasoning: 144
    • General Test - Analytical Writing: 5.0
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 100
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 7.0
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
33 to 46 credits are required in the major.
12 credits are required outside the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 4 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Required Coursework
Take all of the following core courses, including the biostatistics or econometrics series, for a total of 31 credits.
PUBH 8810 - Research Studies in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8811 - Research Methods in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8830 - Writing for Research (2.0 cr)
PUBH 8831 - Writing for Research (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6832 - Economics of the Health Care System (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 8801 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8341 - Advanced Epidemiologic Methods: Concepts (3.0 cr)
Biostatistics and Econometrics Options
Complete the 31-credit core course requirement by taking the biostatistics or econometrics series.
Biostatistics
To complete the biostatistics series, take the following courses for 8 credits:
PUBH 7401 - Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference (4.0 cr)
PUBH 7402 - Biostatistics Modeling and Methods (4.0 cr)
or Econometrics
To complete the econometrics series, take the following courses for 8 credits:
APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I (4.0 cr)
APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II (4.0 cr)
Thesis Credits
Take at least 24 doctoral thesis credits.
PUBH 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
Concentration Areas
Multidisciplinary Social Science
Required Concentration Coursework
PUBH 8805 - Sociological Theory in Health Services Research (3.0 cr)
APEC 5151 - Applied Microeconomics: Firm and Household (3.0 cr)
Required Theory Course
Choose a theory course from the list below, in consultation with your advisor.
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 8821 - Health Economics II (3.0 cr)
or APEC 8203 - Applied Welfare Economics and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
or SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory (4.0 cr)
or SOC 8721 - Theories of Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6809 - Advanced Methods in Health Decision Science (3.0 cr)
Supporting Program Requirement
Take at least 12 outside credits in consultation with the advisor and concentration faculty.
-OR-
Health Organizations and Management Science
Required Concentration Coursework
Take 6 - 8 credit(s) from the following:
· MGMT 8301 - Seminar in Organizational Behavior (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 8302 - Seminar in Organizations Theory (4.0 cr)
· SCO 8745 - Research on Quality Management (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 8894 - Directed Research: Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration (1.0-8.0 cr)
· HRIR 8802 - Core Seminar: Organizational Behavior (4.0 cr)
· IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory (3.0 cr)
Required Methods Foundation Course
Take one of the following methods foundations courses:
SOC 8412 - Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
or HRIR 8812 - Core Seminar: Research Methods in Work and Organizations (4.0 cr)
Supporting Program Requirement
Take at least 12 outside credits in consultation with the advisor and concentration faculty.
-OR-
Health Decision Science
Required Concentration Coursework
PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6809 - Advanced Methods in Health Decision Science (3.0 cr)
Additional Coursework
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory (3.0 cr)
· IDSC 8511 - Conceptual Topics and Research Methods in Information and Decision Sciences (3.0 cr)
Supporting Program Requirement
Take at least 12 outside credits from the list below, or other outside coursework, in consultation with the advisor and concentration faculty.
IE 5112 - Introduction to Operations Research (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7450 - Survival Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7420 - Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation, and Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7440 - Introduction to Bayesian Analysis (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Sociology of Health and Illness
Required Concentration Coursework
Theoretical Foundations Courses
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 8805 - Sociological Theory in Health Services Research (3.0 cr)
· SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory (4.0 cr)
· SOC 8731 - Sociology of Knowledge (3.0 cr)
· SOC 8211 - The Sociology of Race & Racialization (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 8302 - Seminar in Organizations Theory (4.0 cr)
Supporting Program Requirements
Take at least 12 outside credits in consultation with the advisor and concentration faculty. At least 8 credits must be from an area of specialization, and at least 4 credits must be advanced methodology coursework.
Specialization Courses
Take at least 8 credits from the following list:
SOC 8735 - Sociology of Culture (3.0 cr)
SOC 8590 - Topics in Life Course Sociology (3.0 cr)
SOC 8390 - Topics in Political Sociology (3.0 cr)
SOC 8101 - Sociology of Law (3.0 cr)
SOC 8290 - Topics in Social Stratification (3.0 cr)
SOC 8501 - Sociology of the Family (3.0 cr)
SOC 8221 - Sociology of Gender (3.0 cr)
Advanced Methodology Courses
Take at least 4 credits from the following list:
PSY 8881 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6811 - Health Disparities Research: Measures, Methods, and Data (2.0 cr)
POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Clinical Outcomes Research
Required Concentration Coursework
PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6343 - Epidemiologic Methods III (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6864 - Conducting Health Outcomes Research (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review (3.0 cr)
Supporting Program Requirement
Take at least outside 12 credits in consultation with the advisor and area of concentration faculty.
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 7430 - Statistical Methods for Correlated Data (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 7450 - Survival Analysis (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Health Policy and Analysis
The health policy and analysis concentration requires students to complete PUBH 6724 or PUBH 6556 by the end of the first year in the program. Consult with the advisor and concentration faculty to determine whether the required prerequisite can be satisfied by testing out, or substituting other coursework.
Required Concentration Coursework
PUBH 8802 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Applications (2.0 cr)
Supporting Program Requirement
Take at least 12 outside credits in consultation with the advisor and concentration faculty. Students can choose to complete the supporting program requirement one of two ways: a methods focus or a topic-specific focus.
Methods Focus
Students choosing this option are strongly encouraged to take PUBH 6845 and PUBH 8804.
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6811 - Health Disparities Research: Measures, Methods, and Data (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar (3.0 cr)
or Topic-specific Focus
Take courses in focus areas such as LTC, economics, health disparities, or ethics. Approval of the concentration faculty is required prior to taking the courses.
-OR-
Health Economics
The health economics concentration requires prerequisites in calculus, statistics, and microeconomics. Consult with the advisor and concentration faculty about satisfying this requirement.
Required Concentration Coursework
Take the following coursework, including one microeconomics series.
PUBH 8821 - Health Economics II (3.0 cr)
Required Microeconomics Series
Applied Microeconomics
APEC 8001 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Consumer Choice and Consumer Demand (2.0 cr)
APEC 8002 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Production and Choice Under Uncertainty (2.0 cr)
APEC 8003 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Game Theory and Information (2.0 cr)
APEC 8004 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Social Choice and Welfare (2.0 cr)
or Microeconomic Analysis
ECON 8001 - Microeconomic Analysis (2.0 cr)
ECON 8002 - Microeconomic Analysis (2.0 cr)
ECON 8003 - Microeconomic Analysis (2.0 cr)
ECON 8004 - Microeconomic Analysis (2.0 cr)
or Microeconomic Theory
ECON 8101 - Microeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8102 - Microeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8103 - Microeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8104 - Microeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
Supporting Program Requirement
Take at least 12 outside credits in consultation with the advisor and concentration faculty. At least 8 of the 12 credits must be from the ethods coursework list.
Take 12 or more credit(s) including 1 or more sub-requirements(s) from the following:
Methods Coursework
Choose at least two courses from the options below. Multi-course sequences count as one course, e.g. APEC 8211 must be taken with 8212. ECON 8205, must also include 8206, 8207, and 8208. ECON 8117 must also include 8118.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II (4.0 cr)
· ECON 8205 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
· ECON 8206 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
· ECON 8207 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
· ECON 8208 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 8812 - Core Seminar: Research Methods in Work and Organizations (4.0 cr)
· ECON 8117 - Noncooperative Game Theory (2.0 cr)
· ECON 8118 - Noncooperative Game Theory (2.0 cr)
· APEC 8202 - Mathematical Optimization in Applied Economics (3.0 cr)
· APEC 8206 - Dynamic Optimization: Applications in Economics and Management (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar (3.0 cr)
· Additional Supporting Program Coursework
Take additional outside coursework as needed to complete the 12-credit supporting program requirement, in consultation with the advisor and concentration faculty,
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· ECON 8xxx
· APEC 8xxx
· PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
Joint Degree with Law & PhD in Health Services Research, Policy & Administration (JD/PhD) Students may take a total of 12 credits in common among the academic programs.
 
More program views..
View college catalog(s):
· School of Public Health

View PDF Version:
Search.
Search Programs

Search University Catalogs
Related links.

School of Public Health

Graduate Admissions

Graduate School Fellowships

Graduate Assistantships

Colleges and Schools

One Stop
for tuition, course registration, financial aid, academic calendars, and more
 
PUBH 8810 - Research Studies in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to philosophy of science, conceptual modeling, experimental design, survey/sample design, issues relevant to health services research. prereq: [Grad or professional school] student or instr consent
PUBH 8811 - Research Methods in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Research methods commonly used in analysis of health services research and health policy problems. prereq: [8810, [grad or professional school] student] or instr consent
PUBH 8830 - Writing for Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Two-course sequence. Writing research grants/papers. Writing skills appropriate to research proposals and scholarly papers. How to review, synthesize, and critique research proposals and published articles. prereq: HSRPA PhD student or instr consent
PUBH 8831 - Writing for Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second of two course sequence. Writing research proposals and scholarly papers. How to review, synthesize, and critique papers and research proposals. prereq: 8830
PUBH 6832 - Economics of the Health Care System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00293 - Econ 5890/PubH 5893
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of traditional issues in health economics. Production of health, demand for health capital and health care, insurance theory and markets, managed care, pricing, physician's services, production and costs in health care institutions, role of government, cost effectivness analysis, reform. prereq: [[Grad or professional school] student, knowledge of [microeconomic analytical tools, analytical statistics]] or instr consent
PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to common theoretical/empirical approaches used by sociologists to study health/illness. How content reflects social inequalities in health/illness. Social processes that shape experience of health/illness. prereq: [[Grad or professional school] student, previous experience with statistical software] or instr consent
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
PUBH 8801 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integrated overview of U.S. health services policy. Related theoretical/empirical literature. Analysis of alternative policy-making models, political/philosophical underpinnings of those models. prereq: [Grad or professional school] student or instr consent
PUBH 8341 - Advanced Epidemiologic Methods: Concepts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual foundations of fundamental issues in epidemiologic methodology. How/why a given method, design, or approach might help explain population health. Strengths, limits, and potential alternatives for a given approach.
PUBH 7401 - Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Part of two-course sequence intended for PhD students in School of Public Health who need rigorous approach to probability/statistics/statistical inference with applications to research in public health. prereq: Background in calculus; intended for PhD students in public hlth and other hlth sci who need rigorous approach to probability/statistics and statistical inference with applications to research in public hlth
PUBH 7402 - Biostatistics Modeling and Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second of two-course sequence. Rigorous approach to probability/statistics, statistical inference. Applications to research in public health. prereq: 7401; intended for PhD students in health sciences
APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Classical multiple linear regression, stochastic regressors, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelated disturbances, panel data, discrete dependent variables. prereq: [[Stat 4102 or Stat 5102], Ph.D. student] or instr consent
APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second semester of econometrics for Ph.D. students. Specification tests, instrumental variables, heteroscedasticity, panel data, simultaneous equations, bootstrap methods, limited dependent variable models, semiparametric estimation, econometrics of program evaluation, general method of moments, time series, hazard models. prereq: 8211 or equiv or instr consent
PUBH 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
Credits: 1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required; For Environmental Health Students ONLY: Contact Director of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Student Coordinator.
PUBH 8805 - Sociological Theory in Health Services Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of sociological theories in medical sociology, occupations/professions. Emphasizes teaching students how to apply theories to health/social phenomena of their own interest/choice.
APEC 5151 - Applied Microeconomics: Firm and Household
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Quantitative techniques for analysis of economic problems of firms and households. Links between quantitative tools and economic analysis Regression analysis, mathematical programming, and present value analysis. prereq: 3001 or or Math 1271 or Math 2243 or equiv or grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 8821 - Health Economics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examines application of microeconomic theory to health services research through selected reading from published and unpublished health economics literature. prereq: 8820 or instr consent
APEC 8203 - Applied Welfare Economics and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic concepts underlying measurement of welfare change, problems of market failure and externalities, social welfare functions, and distribution within and across generations. Application of concepts, based on case studies of the environment, returns to research, technical change, and agricultural policy. prereq: calculus, intermediate econ theory
SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Traditions of social theory basic to sociological knowledge, their reflection and expansion in contemporary theory, their applications in selected areas of empirical research. Sample topics: social inequality, social organization and politics, family organization and social reproduction, social order and change, sociology of knowledge and religion.
SOC 8721 - Theories of Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Prominent contemporary theories of sociological social psychology, including structural (social structure and personality) perspectives, social relationships and small group processes (exchange, equity, expectation states theories), and symbolic interactionism. Classical writings, theoretical statements, and empirical studies.
PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understand/competently use advanced quantitative methods in applied social science, policy, demographic research. Methods considered largely within or related to framework of regression analysis. Effort will be made to reflect interests of class. prereq: This is an advanced, doctoral-level course. Students are expected to have completed a full year of doctoral-level introductory statistical and/or econometric classes in their respective field prior to enrolling in this course (e.g., PubH 7401-2, ApEc8211-2, SOC 8801-8811). Exceptions may be granted with instr consent.
PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to methods/range of applications of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care technology assessment, medical decision making, and health resource allocation.
PUBH 6809 - Advanced Methods in Health Decision Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods applicable to issues of medical decision making. Analyses of environmental/safety decisions. How to apply methods at cutting-edge of clinical decision science. prereq: [6717 or intro course in decision analysis], some facility with mathematical notation/reasoning
MGMT 8301 - Seminar in Organizational Behavior
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major theories and current research on individual behavior and group processes in organizations from a micro perspective. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
MGMT 8302 - Seminar in Organizations Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major theories and current research on organizational and interorganizational topics from a macro perspective. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
SCO 8745 - Research on Quality Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research literature, methods, and results. Research on quality strategy, economics of quality, statistical process control, vendor management, off-line quality, and quality practice. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent; offered alt yrs
PUBH 8894 - Directed Research: Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
tbd prereq: HSRPA grad student, instr consent
HRIR 8802 - Core Seminar: Organizational Behavior
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Major theories/current research on individuals in organizations. Job attitudes/motivation. Personality/individual differences. Team effectiveness. Antisocial/pro-social behavior. Emotions. Justice.
IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Business admin PhD student or #; offered alt yrs
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Traditional/current research. Major models/methodologies. Issues of preference, judgment, and choice under conditions of certainty/uncertainty. Seminar format. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent; offered alt yrs
SOC 8412 - Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to theoretical/methodological foundations of social network analysis. Concepts/principles, measurements, computer techniques. Applications to friendships, communities, workteams, intra-/inter-organizational relations, international systems. Focuses on network visualizations.
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to qualitative methods of inquiry. Contrasting different research traditions (e.g., case study, phenomenology, ethnography, social interactionism, critical theory). Practice with field notes, observations, and interviewing. Use of NVIVO to track/code data. prereq: Grad student
HRIR 8812 - Core Seminar: Research Methods in Work and Organizations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Application in research projects. prereq: [Business Admin PhD student or dept consent], grad majors must enroll A-F
PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to methods/range of applications of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care technology assessment, medical decision making, and health resource allocation.
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 6809 - Advanced Methods in Health Decision Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods applicable to issues of medical decision making. Analyses of environmental/safety decisions. How to apply methods at cutting-edge of clinical decision science. prereq: [6717 or intro course in decision analysis], some facility with mathematical notation/reasoning
IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Business admin PhD student or #; offered alt yrs
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Traditional/current research. Major models/methodologies. Issues of preference, judgment, and choice under conditions of certainty/uncertainty. Seminar format. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent; offered alt yrs
IDSC 8511 - Conceptual Topics and Research Methods in Information and Decision Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationships to underlying disciplines; major research streams; seminal articles, survey literature, and major researchers. Provides framework for organizing knowledge about information and decision sciences. prereq: instr consent
IE 5112 - Introduction to Operations Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of Operations Research models/methods in deterministic/stochastic settings. Linear programming, integer programming, networks, forecasting, Markov chains, and queuing systems. Examples from various application areas, such as systems engineering, logistics, design, and project management. prereq: [Math 2243 or Math 2373 or equiv], [one semester of probability or statistics], [CSE upper div or grad student]
PUBH 7450 - Survival Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 7406, [STAT 5102 or STAT 8102]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Statistical methodologies in analysis of survival data. Kaplan-Meier estimator, Cox's proportional hazards multiple regression model, time-dependent covariates, analysis of residuals, multiple failure outcomes. Typical biomedical applications, including clinical trials and person-years data. prereq: 7406, [STAT 5102 or STAT 8102]
PUBH 7420 - Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation, and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to and methodology of randomized clinical trials. Design issues, sample size, operational details, interim monitoring, data analysis issues, overviews. prereq: 6451 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6451 or 7406 or instr consent
PUBH 7440 - Introduction to Bayesian Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to Bayesian methods. Comparison with traditional frequentist methods. Emphasizes data analysis via modern computing methods: Gibbs sampler, WinBUGS software package. prereq: [[7401 or STAT 5101 or equiv], [public health MPH or biostatistics or statistics] grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 8805 - Sociological Theory in Health Services Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of sociological theories in medical sociology, occupations/professions. Emphasizes teaching students how to apply theories to health/social phenomena of their own interest/choice.
SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Traditions of social theory basic to sociological knowledge, their reflection and expansion in contemporary theory, their applications in selected areas of empirical research. Sample topics: social inequality, social organization and politics, family organization and social reproduction, social order and change, sociology of knowledge and religion.
SOC 8731 - Sociology of Knowledge
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Knowledge and related terms (ideology, stereotype, prejudice, belief, truth). Variation of knowledge across social groups/categories (e.g., gender, race, class, generation, nationality); institutions (e.g., politics, law, science); and societies across time and space. Power, rituals, institution, networks, and knowledge. Genealogy of theories.
SOC 8211 - The Sociology of Race & Racialization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major theoretical debates. Classic and contemporary theoretical approaches to studying U.S. race relations; contemporary and historical experiences of specific racial and ethnic groups.
MGMT 8302 - Seminar in Organizations Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major theories and current research on organizational and interorganizational topics from a macro perspective. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
SOC 8735 - Sociology of Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Definition/importance of culture as dimension of social life. Structural/Durkheimian approaches, cultural Marxism, practice theory. Cultural creation/reception. Identities as cultural formations. Culture/social inequality. Culture and race. Cultural construction of social problems. Culture and globalization.
SOC 8590 - Topics in Life Course Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Sociology of aging, sociology of youth, and mental health and adjustment in early life course. Topics specified in [Class Schedule].
SOC 8390 - Topics in Political Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics with common focus on social underpinnings of political behavior/change. Topics specified in Class Schedule. Sample topics: democracy and development, international legal and political systems, power and protest in advanced capitalist states, xenophobia and international migration, and civil society and democracy.
SOC 8101 - Sociology of Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Sociological analysis of law and society. In-depth review of research on why people obey the law, of social forces involved in creation of law (both civil and criminal), procedures of enforcement, and impact of law on social change.
SOC 8290 - Topics in Social Stratification
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Comparative perspectives on racial inequality; race, class, and gender; quantitative research on gender stratification; stratification in post-communist societies; institutional change and stratification systems; industrialization and stratification. Topics specified in [Class Schedule].
SOC 8501 - Sociology of the Family
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical and empirical works from contemporary family sociology. Content varies with instructor. Sample topics: definitions of the family, family roles, family interactions, marriage and divorce, childbearing, parenthood, and cultural variations in families.
SOC 8221 - Sociology of Gender
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00958 - Soc 8221/WoSt 8202
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Organization, culture, and dynamics of gender relations and gendered social structures. Sample topics: gender, race, and class inequalities in the workplace; women.s movement; social welfare and politics of gender inequality; theoretical and methodological debates in gender studies; sexuality; science; sociology of emotions.
PSY 8881 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reviews individual research on current topics in psychological measurement.
PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How social factors such as innovativeness, compliance, religiosity, and stress are measured and tested for reliability and validity. Relationships between theory, concepts, variables, data. prereq: Intro stat course, understanding of simple correlations or instr consent
PUBH 6811 - Health Disparities Research: Measures, Methods, and Data
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Methods for conducting health disparities research using publicly available data sources. Interrelated issues such as conceptualization of disparities, measurement, analytic choices, and available data sources. prereq: [[Grad or professional] student, introductory research methods course] or instr consent
POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Qualitative methods in social science. Hands-on training through fieldwork projects. Interviewing, participant observation, narrative interpretation, ethical problems. Issues of gender/race in fieldwork. prereq: Grad student
PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to pose researchable policy questions, locate existing data, turn data into a usable format, understand data documentation, analyze data, communicate findings according to standards of the professional policy community. Quantitative issues. prereq: [Grad level research methods course, basic statistics course] or instr consent
PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understand/competently use advanced quantitative methods in applied social science, policy, demographic research. Methods considered largely within or related to framework of regression analysis. Effort will be made to reflect interests of class. prereq: This is an advanced, doctoral-level course. Students are expected to have completed a full year of doctoral-level introductory statistical and/or econometric classes in their respective field prior to enrolling in this course (e.g., PubH 7401-2, ApEc8211-2, SOC 8801-8811). Exceptions may be granted with instr consent.
PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods and techniques for designing, implementing, analyzing, and interpreting observational epidemiologic studies, including cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies.
PUBH 6343 - Epidemiologic Methods III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis/interpretation of data from various epidemiological study designs. SAS used to demonstrate epidemiological/statistical concepts in data analysis. prereq: [6342, 6451] with a grade of at least B- or instr consent
PUBH 6864 - Conducting Health Outcomes Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major concepts/principles in conducting health outcomes research that evaluates medical care. Developing study designs matched to research questions. Frequently used study designs. Evaluating health outcomes. Analytical approaches. prereq: Introductory course in epidemiology or health services research methods or instr consent
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to assessing/assuring quality of care. Emphasizes both process and outcomes approaches, paralleling interest in appropriateness/effectiveness of care. Issues around creating needed behavioral changes.
PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Developing skills built on evidence-based practice. Draws on staff of Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center. prereq: Basic knowledge of epidemiology
PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to methods/range of applications of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care technology assessment, medical decision making, and health resource allocation.
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How social factors such as innovativeness, compliance, religiosity, and stress are measured and tested for reliability and validity. Relationships between theory, concepts, variables, data. prereq: Intro stat course, understanding of simple correlations or instr consent
PUBH 7430 - Statistical Methods for Correlated Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Correlated data arise in many situations, particularly when observations are made over time and space or on individuals who share certain underlying characteristics. This course covers techniques for exploring and describing correlated data, along with statistical methods for estimating population parameters (mostly means) from these data. The focus will be primarily on generalized linear models (both with and without random effects) for normally and non-normally distributed data. Wherever possible, techniques will be illustrated using real-world examples. Computing will be done using R and SAS.
PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory/application of survey research in data collection. Sampling, item development, instrument design/administration to conduct survey or be aware of issues related to design/implementation. Identification of sources of error in survey research.
PUBH 7450 - Survival Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 7406, [STAT 5102 or STAT 8102]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Statistical methodologies in analysis of survival data. Kaplan-Meier estimator, Cox's proportional hazards multiple regression model, time-dependent covariates, analysis of residuals, multiple failure outcomes. Typical biomedical applications, including clinical trials and person-years data. prereq: 7406, [STAT 5102 or STAT 8102]
PUBH 8802 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Applications
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasizes relationships between health services research/policy. Uses case studies to examine how research influences policy/vice versa.
PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to methods/range of applications of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care technology assessment, medical decision making, and health resource allocation.
PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory/application of survey research in data collection. Sampling, item development, instrument design/administration to conduct survey or be aware of issues related to design/implementation. Identification of sources of error in survey research.
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How social factors such as innovativeness, compliance, religiosity, and stress are measured and tested for reliability and validity. Relationships between theory, concepts, variables, data. prereq: Intro stat course, understanding of simple correlations or instr consent
PUBH 6811 - Health Disparities Research: Measures, Methods, and Data
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Methods for conducting health disparities research using publicly available data sources. Interrelated issues such as conceptualization of disparities, measurement, analytic choices, and available data sources. prereq: [[Grad or professional] student, introductory research methods course] or instr consent
PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to pose researchable policy questions, locate existing data, turn data into a usable format, understand data documentation, analyze data, communicate findings according to standards of the professional policy community. Quantitative issues. prereq: [Grad level research methods course, basic statistics course] or instr consent
PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understand/competently use advanced quantitative methods in applied social science, policy, demographic research. Methods considered largely within or related to framework of regression analysis. Effort will be made to reflect interests of class. prereq: This is an advanced, doctoral-level course. Students are expected to have completed a full year of doctoral-level introductory statistical and/or econometric classes in their respective field prior to enrolling in this course (e.g., PubH 7401-2, ApEc8211-2, SOC 8801-8811). Exceptions may be granted with instr consent.
PUBH 8821 - Health Economics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examines application of microeconomic theory to health services research through selected reading from published and unpublished health economics literature. prereq: 8820 or instr consent
APEC 8001 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Consumer Choice and Consumer Demand
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01840 - ApEc 8001/Econ 8001/Econ 8101
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consumer behavior/demand. Introduction to welfare analysis. General equilibrium analysis in pure exchange economy. Part of four-course sequence (APEC 8001-8004). prereq: [[5151 or ECON 3101 or ECON 5151 or intermediate microeconomic theory], [[MATH 2243, MATH 2263] or equiv]] or instr consent
APEC 8002 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Production and Choice Under Uncertainty
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01841 - ApEc 8002/Econ 8002/Econ 8102
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Production, competitive markets, and choice under uncertainty. Technology and production, cost minimization and profit maximization, production duality, efficiency and technical change, general equilibrium of production. Part of four-course sequence (APEC 8001-8004). prereq: [[8001 or ECON 8001 or ECON 8101], [[MATH 2243, MATH 2263] or equiv]] or instr consent
APEC 8003 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Game Theory and Information
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01842 - ApEc 8003/Econ 8003/Econ 8103
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Strategic competition, game theory, and information. Non-cooperative games, static games of complete and imperfect information, dynamic games of complete/incomplete information, application of incomplete information. Part of four-course sequence (APEC 8001-8004). prereq: [[8002 or ECON 8002 or ECON 8102], [[MATH 2243, MATH 2263] or equiv]] or instr consent
APEC 8004 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Social Choice and Welfare
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01837
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Welfare economics/measurement, externalities and social choice. Welfare theorems in general equilibrium, externalities and public goods, social choice, social welfare, and welfare change measurement. Part of four-course sequence (APEC 8001-8004). prereq: [[8003 or ECON 8003 or ECON 8103], [[MATH 2243, MATH 2263] or equiv]] or instr consent
ECON 8001 - Microeconomic Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories of consumer demand, producer supply, and market equilibrium; general equilibrium and welfare. Sample topics: externalities, economics of information and uncertainty, and game theory. This seven-week course meets with 4161. prereq: 5151 or equiv, Math 2243, Math 2263 or equiv or instr consent
ECON 8002 - Microeconomic Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories of consumer demand, producer supply, and market equilibrium; general equilibrium and welfare. Sample topics: externalities, economics of information and uncertainty, and game theory. This seven-week course meets with 4162. prereq: 8001
ECON 8003 - Microeconomic Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories of consumer demand, producer supply, and market equilibrium; general equilibrium and welfare. Sample topics: externalities, economics of information and uncertainty, and game theory. This seven-week course meets with 4163. prereq: 8002
ECON 8004 - Microeconomic Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories of consumer demand, producer supply, and market equilibrium; general equilibrium and welfare. Sample topics: externalities, economics of information and uncertainty, and game theory. This seven-week course meets with 4164. prereq: 8003
ECON 8101 - Microeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Decision problems faced by the household and firm; theories of choice under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Partial equilibrium analysis of competition and monopoly. General equilibrium analysis. Welfare economics: economic efficiency of alternative market structures, social welfare functions. Dynamics: stability of markets, capital theory. Seven-week course. prereq: 5151 or equiv, Math 2243 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 5615 or concurrent registration in Math 8601, grad econ major or instr consent
ECON 8102 - Microeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Decision problems faced by the household and firm; theories of choice under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Partial equilibrium analysis of competition and monopoly. General equilibrium analysis. Welfare economics: economic efficiency of alternative market structures, social welfare functions. Dynamics: stability of markets, capital theory. Seven-week course. prereq: 8101, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 5615 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 8601, grad econ major or instr consent
ECON 8103 - Microeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Decision problems faced by the household and firm; theories of choice under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Partial equilibrium analysis of competition and monopoly. General equilibrium analysis. Welfare economics: economic efficiency of alternative market structures, social welfare functions. Dynamics: stability of markets, capital theory. Seven-week course. prereq: 8102, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 5616 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 8602 or comparable abstract math course, grad econ major or instr consent
ECON 8104 - Microeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Decision problems faced by the household and firm; theories of choice under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Partial equilibrium analysis of competition and monopoly. General equilibrium analysis. Welfare economics: economic efficiency of alternative market structures, social welfare functions. Dynamics: stability of markets, capital theory. Seven-week course. prereq: 8103, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 5616 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 8602 or comparable abstract math course, grad econ major or instr consent
APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Classical multiple linear regression, stochastic regressors, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelated disturbances, panel data, discrete dependent variables. prereq: [[Stat 4102 or Stat 5102], Ph.D. student] or instr consent
APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second semester of econometrics for Ph.D. students. Specification tests, instrumental variables, heteroscedasticity, panel data, simultaneous equations, bootstrap methods, limited dependent variable models, semiparametric estimation, econometrics of program evaluation, general method of moments, time series, hazard models. prereq: 8211 or equiv or instr consent
ECON 8205 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: Math 4242 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Econ 8101, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Econ 8105, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5101 or instr consent
ECON 8206 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: 8205, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8102, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8106, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5101 or instr consent
ECON 8207 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: 8206, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8103, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8107, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5102 or instr consent
ECON 8208 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: 8207, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8104, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8108, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5102 or instr consent
HRIR 8812 - Core Seminar: Research Methods in Work and Organizations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Application in research projects. prereq: [Business Admin PhD student or dept consent], grad majors must enroll A-F
ECON 8117 - Noncooperative Game Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Solution concepts for noncooperative games in normal form, including Nash and perfect equilibrium and stable sets of equilibria. Extensive form games of perfect and incomplete information, sequential equilibrium, and consequences of stability for extensive form. Applications including bargaining and auctions. Seven-week course. prereq: Math 5616 or equiv or instr consent
ECON 8118 - Noncooperative Game Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Solution concepts for noncooperative games in normal form, including Nash and perfect equilibrium and stable sets of equilibria. Extensive form games of perfect and incomplete information, sequential equilibrium, and consequences of stability for extensive form. Applications including bargaining and auctions. Seven-week course. prereq: 8117
APEC 8202 - Mathematical Optimization in Applied Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic foundations and applications of mathematical and dynamic programming and optimal control. Mathematical optimization concepts; structures and economic interpretations of various models of the firm, consumer, household, sector, and economy. Model building and solution techniques. prereq: [5151, Econ 5151] or equiv or instr consent
APEC 8206 - Dynamic Optimization: Applications in Economics and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Formulation and solution of dynamic optimization problems using optimal control theory and dynamic programming. Analytical and numerical solution methods to solve deterministic and stochastic problems for various economic applications. prereq: 5151 or equiv or instr consent
PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understand/competently use advanced quantitative methods in applied social science, policy, demographic research. Methods considered largely within or related to framework of regression analysis. Effort will be made to reflect interests of class. prereq: This is an advanced, doctoral-level course. Students are expected to have completed a full year of doctoral-level introductory statistical and/or econometric classes in their respective field prior to enrolling in this course (e.g., PubH 7401-2, ApEc8211-2, SOC 8801-8811). Exceptions may be granted with instr consent.
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended