About This Program
The emphasis of the PhD program is to integrate coursework in life course, population and core PFRH areas of interest with the application of a range of research methods to these areas. Doctoral program requirements also include a core set of courses that cover developmental, demographic and social science frameworks that represent common conceptual foundations for the work of PFRH faculty.
What Can You Do With This Degree?
- Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
- Senior Research Analyst
- Program Officer Evaluation Consultant
- Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest
The Department's current areas of interest in the PhD program include:
Areas of Interest
- Adolescent Health
- Child Health
- Maternal, Fetal and Perinatal Health
- Population and Health
- Women, Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Health Economics for Population, Family, and Reproductive Health
For general admissions requirements, please visit the How to Apply page. This specific program also requires:
A general-level biology or biological science course
Standardized Test Scores
Standardized test scores (GRE, MCAT) are optional for this program. The admissions committee will make no assumptions if a standardized test score is omitted from an application, but will require evidence of quantitative/analytical ability through other application components such as academic transcripts and/or supplemental questions. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all application components.
Tuition and Funding
All full-time PhD students will receive the following support for the first four years of the program: full tuition, individual health insurance, University Health Services clinic fee, vision insurance and dental insurance.
The Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health is committed to helping doctoral students finance their degree. Some funding is available through Training Grants and Departmental and School-wide scholarships and awards. Some examples are*:
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Grant
Violence Training Grant
STI Training Grant
* Subject to Change
Doctoral students in the Department are encouraged to apply for outside funding sources to supplement their tuition awards. Students receive support through the Department's faculty, students and staff in submitting grants. For more information regarding funding through the School and outside of the School, please visit the Funding Opportunities page.
Questions about the program? We're happy to help.
Academic Program Manager.
Sr. Academic Program Coord.