Ph.D. in Public Health with a Concentration in Epidemiology

The Ph.D. in Public Health program with a concentration in epidemiology trains established public health researchers with a higher level of professional skills necessary for conducting epidemiological research. The degree prepares students with the knowledge and skills for applying epidemiological research methods to public health problems. Graduates become scholars who are able to conduct research and pedagogic work related to epidemiology and public health. A total of 75 credits are required to complete this degree, which includes 15 dissertation credits. 21 credit hours can be transferred from an MPH degree.

Key research themes in the Department of Epidemiology include health disparities, Latino health, women’s health, LGBT health, tobacco control, HIV/AIDS and chronic disease risk factors. Visit our lab page, Stempel College’s dedicated research section or our faculty bio pages to learn more about ongoing research projects.


  • PHC 7705: Methods in Evidence-Based Public Health
  • PHC 7015: Advanced Research Methods – Experimental Design
  • PHC 7606: Tobacco Use: Causes, Consequences and Control
  • PHC 7162: Grant Writing in Public Health
  • PHC 7017: Advanced Epidemiology of Health Disparity

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