Public Health Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Studies

As a student in the doctoral degree program in Public Health Sciences at UC Davis, you will become a highly educated public health research professional prepared for leadership in governmental public health agencies, community-based public health organizations, and academic health centers. The Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences requires two years of research courses and rotations and completion of a dissertation to allow students to practice research and translational public health sciences techniques they have learned in the classroom.

Required Core Courses
SPH 202Public Health Issues in California's Central Valley 3
SPH 212Migration & Health3
SPH 213Health Disparities in the U.S.3
SPH 214Scientific Proposal Writing3
SPH 246Biostatistics for Clinical Research4
SPH 276Critical Assessment in Health Policy & Economics2
SPH 291Public Health Sciences Doctoral Seminar6
SPH 292APublic Health Translational Science Rotation5
SPH 292BPublic Health Translational Science Rotation5
EPI 206Epidemiologic Study Design4
MHI 210Introduction to Health Informatics4
Total Required Core Course Units42
Elective Units14
Total Units56

Upon completion of the required 56 core course and elective units, students will complete SPH 299 dissertation units.