Doctoral Programs

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Behavior Research

The Doctor of Philosophy in Health Behavior Research program provides academic and research training for students interested in pursuing career opportunities in the field of health promotion and disease prevention research.

Application Deadlines

Fall
December 1st

Minimum Credit Hours
60 Units

Expected Duration
4-5 Years

Core Courses (37 Units)
10 courses

Electives (7 Units)
2 courses

Research (12 Units)

Dissertation (4 Units)

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Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology

The Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology program is designed to produce an epidemiologist with in depth knowledge of methodology and analytic skills. The program provides preparation in methodologic and applied epidemiology, emphasizing use of advanced design and analytic techniques to problems of etiology, human biology, public health and evidence-based medicine.

Application Deadlines

Fall
December 1st

Minimum Credit Hours
60 Units

Expected Duration
4-8 Years

Required Courses and Electives (14 Units)
4 courses

Electives (11-19 Units)
5-9 courses

Track Courses (13-18 Units)
4 -5 courses

Research and Dissertation (1-20 Units)

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Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics

The Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics is designed to prepare a biostatistician with in-depth statistical and analytic skills. The program requires a solid background in the methodological aspects of statistics, and in statistical thinking as applied to medicine, as well as, a solid grounding in epidemiological methods and in certain medical disciplines.

Application Deadlines

Fall
December 1st

Minimum Credit Hours
60 Units

Expected Duration
4-8 Years

Required Courses (14 Units)
4 courses

Recommended Courses and Electives (27-45 Units)
4 courses

Research and Dissertation (1-19 Units)

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