Doctor of Philosophy - Public Health

About

The School of Public Health at UNLV is pleased to offer a doctoral program (Ph.D.) in Public Health. The Ph.D. in Public Health is designed to prepare students for careers in which advanced analytical and conceptual capabilities are required, such as university teaching, research, consulting, policy development or other high-level positions. The curriculum provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of topics and experiences necessary to produce graduates who are ready to secure employment in the public health arena.

The Ph.D. in Public Health at UNLV offers four areas of concentration:

  • Global and Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Social and Behavioral Health
  • Health Service Management and Policy

The specific goal of the program is to train exceptional researchers and professionals who will advance the field of Public Health and meet the needs of the profession and society. To achieve this goal, the program will address the learning objectives stated below as outcomes upon completion of the Ph.D.

Available Options

  • Global and Environmental Health Track
  • Social Behavioral Health Track
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Track
  • Health Service Management and Policy Track

Accreditation

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Design and conduct independent research that generates new knowledge, and is characterized by conceptual and methodological rigor.
  • Demonstrate excellence in applying the theoretical and problem solving aspects of public health in their specialty area.
  • Demonstrate ethical choices, values and professional practices implicit in public health decisions.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of major local, national, and global public health issues in their field of specialization.
  • Demonstrate a preparedness to pursue a lifetime of self-directed learning and professional development.
  • Communicate knowledge and research findings to appropriate professional, scientific, policy, and lay audiences and demonstrate skills in translating research into practice or health policy.

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Social Behavioral Health Track

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Health Service Management and Policy Track

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Contacts

Graduate Coordinator

Jennifer Pharr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Environmental and occupational health studies span the broad scope of health promotion, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities. Additional areas of emphasis include environmental health, social/behavioral health, and epidemiology.

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School of Public Health

The School of Public Health is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. Our departments, programs, and research units work to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of public health.

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