Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The PhD prepares students to become independent investigators in academic and non-academic research institutions, and emphasizes contributions to theory and basic science.
Students interested in a doctoral research degree must apply to one of the Department's four academic program areas:
- Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
- Health Systems
- Human Nutrition
- Social and Behavioral Interventions
Candidates must complete courses in International Health and in their selected program, undertake research in their specialized field of interest, and prepare and defend a thesis based on this investigation.
The total number of course credits required varies by program area but can be no fewer than 84 credits. Students are required to remain in residence for a minimum of six terms while completing the degree.
The PhD Academic Guide contains degree- and program-specific information, competencies, and course requirements.
For more information about the doctoral program, contact the Academic Program Manager.