PhD academic programs

Doctor of Philosophy programs

College of Health

A doctoral degree from Oregon State's College of Health equips you to emerge as a leader in your respective field, whether as a distinguished researcher, professor or professional.

As a doctoral student, you’ll engage in leading public health and human sciences research facilitated by our 64 tenured/tenure-track faculty members. Notably, the college secured $24,552,208 in research funding for the fiscal year 2023.


A healthy life, their whole life

Oregon State’s human development and family studies doctoral degree program focuses on the development of individuals and families across the lifespan and in multiple contexts.

Kinesiology PhD

Improve lives through movement

In the Oregon State kinesiology doctoral program, you’ll focus on the theoretical and practical study of human movement for the promotion of optimal health and disease prevention.

Nutrition PhD

Position yourself as a nutrition expert

Pursue nutrition research focused on improving human health with Oregon State’s PhD in Nutrition.

Public Health PhD

Do a world of good out there.

As a public health doctoral student, you will collaborate with a world-class faculty member on interdisciplinary, community-engaged research.