Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health
Graduate degree candidates work with multidisciplinary faculty advisors who maintain active research programs that keep them abreast of new developments in the field—one of the advantages of getting a degree from a premier research institution like the University of Illinois. As a result, alumni are highly sought for positions of leadership within clinical, academic, corporate, and government settings.
Doctoral students develop and pursue independent research programs in:
- Health Behavior
- Health Education
- Health Policy
- Health Services Research
- Disability Studies.
- PhD in Community Health combined with MD through the Medical Scholars Program―a seven-year program.
- Master's degree plus three to four years of study
- Two years of courses, remaining time for dissertation research
- Minimum of 64 hours of graduate credit, including 8 hours each of advanced statistics and advanced research methods
- Written preliminary examination
- Written dissertation proposal, oral dissertation proposal, submission and dissertation defense