Ph.D. Program in Public Health

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Our Ph.D. Program in Public Health prepares students for careers in research, university teaching in graduate programs, policy analysis and development, and high-level public health positions.

The Ph.D. program consists of a minimum of 109 credit hours, including at least 36 graduate credits devoted to preparation of the thesis. Doctoral students take courses in research methods and statistics, proposal/grant writing, and their area of concentration. Each student and the student's doctoral committee jointly determine the student's specific program of doctoral study. This process allows students to design a course of study uniquely suited to their career goals.

A master's degree in a relevant field is required for consideration of admission. Those without an MPH degree will be required to take courses in foundational public health knowledge.


Application Deadline

The Graduate Student Admissions page contains instructions for each step of the application process.


Program Concentrations

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is the only institution in the state of Oregon that offers a Ph.D. in Public Health. More specifically, the College offers a Ph.D. in Public Health with concentrations in:



Further information about these programs and application is available in the Ph.D. Handbook.

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Further Information

For academic or professional information specific to the a PhD Program concentration, please contact: