Ph.D. Concentration in Epidemiology

Through a combination of coursework, practice opportunities and doctoral research, the Ph.D. concentration in Epidemiology will prepare you for careers in research and teaching, or leadership in federal or state agencies or private institutions.


How to apply

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


Program handbooks

The Public Health Ph.D. handbook contains detailed program details including the following:

  • Program competencies
  • Select graduate policies
  • Degree requirements
  • Specific concentration requirements
  • Doctoral dissertation and required exams

The handbook is located at Ph.D. Program in Public Health.


Graduate Minor

The Epidemiology graduate minor is intended for doctoral students who seek additional formal training and mentoring in epidemiology.



The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health


Ph.D. student directory

See research interests of current Epidemiology Ph.D. students.


Further information

If you have specific questions about the application process, visit the college's Graduate Student Admissions page.

For academic or professional information specific to the OSU Epidemiology Program, please contact the program director Jeffrey Bethel, Ph.D..