The Department offers two types of doctoral degrees
The PhD prepares students to become independent investigators in academic and non-academic research institutions, and emphasizes contributions to theory and basic science. Applicants must apply to one of the Department's four academic program areas:
- Global Disease Epidemiology & Control (GDEC)
- Health Systems
- Human Nutrition
- Social & Behavioral Interventions (SBI)
The DrPH is designed for students with experience in the practice of public health who have already earned their MPH or an equivalent degree and want to further prepare themselves for leadership positions at federal agencies, state and local health departments, nongovernmental organizations, universities, and health care institutions.
Please review the program competencies for each degree here.