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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD) IN GLOBAL DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY AND CONTROL

Student Timeline

Year 1

  • Intensive coursework, with a focus on biostatistics, epidemiology, and infectious diseases
  • Two-day written comprehensive examination is taken at the end of the year

Year 2

  • Complete any remaining course requirements (there are distributional requirements in environmental health, social and behavioral sciences, nutrition, randomized trials, vaccines, and demography)
  • Draft a research proposal to serve as the basis for the preliminary oral examinations and dissertation work

Years 3 and 4

  • Set up and conduct dissertation research, often in conjunction with working on an advisor’s research project

Years 4 and 5

  • Data analysis
  • Write dissertation
  • Defend dissertation