Doctoral programs may require specific pre-requisites to prepare students for successful completion of their program. Students must complete all pre-requisites with a grade of “B” or better for entry into their program. In cases where applicants have not completed the required courses, a documented summary indicating mastery of the competencies for each course may serve as evidence that the applicant is prepared to learn and benefit from a rigorous program of study. Please see below for specific pre-requisites by program.

Doctoral Pre-Requisites

Doctor of Business Administration applicants must have successfully completed an MBA or business-related master’s program, which includes the following four graduate-level business courses:

  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managerial Finance
  • Strategic Management

Doctor of Occupational Safety and Health applicants must have successfully completed a master’s in occupational safety and health, or a closely related discipline*, which includes the following four graduate-level occupational safety and health courses:

  • Industrial Safety
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Any 2 additional courses within, or closely related to, the Occupational Safety and Health discipline

Note: The Academic Program Director or College Dean may consider advanced practice in OSH, as demonstrated by a relevant and accredited professional certification, as an exception to the course-level requirement(s).

*Closely related disciplines include health physics, public health, ergonomics and human factors, environmental science, industrial hygiene, emergency management, fire science/technology, epidemiology, or occupational health nursing. Applicants with credentials in similar programs may submit an appeal to the College Dean.

The College Dean, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, or Provost may approve exceptions to pre-requisites.