Epidemiology / Environmental Health Sciences, Ph.D. / Ph.D.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of Environmental Health Sciences jointly offer a dual Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology. Epidemiology is a core discipline in public health and represents the methodologic basis for investigating the distribution and determinants of health outcomes. Environmental health sciences, another core discipline of public health, represents a major area of research and practice in measurement of environmental factors and their impact on health outcomes. The dual Ph.D. in epidemiology and environmental health equips the student to function more effectively at the intersection of these two related but distinct disciplines, with a deeper and broader understanding of the intricate relationships between human health and the environment.
Degree Requirements Epidemology (54 Hours) / (Envirnomental Health Sciences (45 Hours)
The dual Ph.D. requires course work in epidemiology and environmental health sciences selected by the student in consultation with a joint epidemiology/environmental health sciences advisory committee, and successful completion of dissertation research on a topic spanning both disciplines. Detailed program requirements are available upon request.