Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences offers doctoral level training that prepares students to make meaningful, independent scientific contributions to public health. Students in the SBS doctoral program will acquire the skills to become scientists, educators and program administrators in a broad spectrum of healthcare areas and settings.

Our program equips students with an understanding of health as the intersection of structural, cultural, social, behavioral and biological factors. The program trains students to design and interpret studies that address the questions that can contribute to the state of the science in public health.

Through innovative instruction with an emphasis on applied research and personalized mentorship, students gain the skills needed to make meaningful, independent scientific contributions in social and behavioral science and health. Students have opportunities to work with patients in clinical and community settings and to collaborate with faculty on research projects.

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Please see the Graduate Bulletin for curriculum information for the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program.