Ph.D. On Campus

Prevention Science and Community Health

University of Miami

48 months
39834 USD/year
39834 USD/year
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The PhD in Prevention Science and Community Health at the University of Miami will prepare students with the necessary expertise and interdisciplinary background to contribute to 21st century prevention and community health research. 


Key facts:

  • Prevention Science and Community Health students at the University of Miami will be trained in both traditional and innovative areas of prevention science. These include etiology, intervention design and evaluation, innovative data collection and analyses, and implementation science.
  • The Prevention Science program offers students the unique opportunity to interact with faculty who specialize in all stages of the intervention development and evaluation process, as well as in various methodologies such as community-based participatory research and mixed-methods research.  Program faculty are experts in cultural diversity and health disparities. They are focused on acculturation; cultural predictors of health disparities; and efficacious methods, strategies, and programs for reducing health disparities locally, nationally, and internationally.  Key research areas include:  substance use, HIV, cancer, diabetes, obesity, delinquency and depression. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Community Well-being and Change: Theory and Practice
  • Determinants of Health and Health Disparities Across the Life Course
  • Health Equity
  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


75 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in a related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19917 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19917 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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