Life Sciences and Public Health Dual Degree

Degree Types: PhD/MPH

Please note: this program will not be accepting applications for Fall 2016.

The Life Sciences and Public Health Combined PhD/MPH Program focuses on scientific research and interdisciplinary public health. Graduates of this program will be positioned for leadership roles in academic and government institutions seeking expertise in molecular or cellular approaches to population-based health questions.

Students typically conduct thesis research in the basic mechanisms of infectious diseases or cancer biology. These areas play an increasingly important role in the emerging specialization of molecular epidemiology.  Other areas of research, however, are available to dual-degree students.

Applicants wishing to apply to the combined PhD/MPH degree program will do so by selecting L21PH from the application pull-down menu.  Applicants should include their intention in their personal statement.

The PhD/MPH program will also accept applications from first year DGP students who did not seek admission to the combined degree program before matriculation.

Successful applicants will demonstrate exceptional academic potential, indicative of an ability to master the additional course load required of the combined degree. The DGP and MPH admissions committees make admission decisions jointly.

See PhD/MPH Degree Requirements for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.