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Public and Community Health, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (ARWU) Milwaukee, WI, United States
The Public & Community Health PhD program at MCW, the first of its kind in Wisconsin, provides you with advanced public health training that creates opportunities for original, independent research that focuses on relevant public health issues. Our innovative curriculum features essential components of public health and community health improvement through participation and partnership.
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Overview

Medical College of Wisconsin's Institute for Health & Equity offers the first PhD program of its kind in Wisconsin and one of very few nation-wide with the purpose of transforming the research paradigm in public and community health by integrating the rigors of traditional public health sciences with the essential components of community health improvement through participation and partnership. This program is now offered in both a part-time and full-time format.

PhD Program Goals

  • Educate graduates who will conduct original research, impact policy development and become future faculty scholars with public and community health expertise.
  • Emphasize integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to address important public and community health issues.

Capitalize on the diverse strengths of health sciences, population health, medicine, nursing and the social and behavioral sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics and Integrity in Science
  •  Research Ethics Discussion Series 
  •  Community Health Improvement I: Foundations of Public and Community Health 
  • Community Health Improvement II: Health Disparities and Underlying Determinants of Health 
  •  Health and Medical Geography
  •  Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  •  Survey Research Methods 
  • PhD Public and Community Health Doctoral Dissertation

For more information, please visit the program website. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Present evidence of capacity for graduate study in public health
  • Have a strong foundation in the quantitative, behavioral and biological sciences, regardless of undergraduate major
  • Provide a carefully constructed personal statement describing research interests, career goals and reasons for interest in graduate school
  • Other indicators of a commitment to a graduate program, which are carefully weighed in the admissions process, include participation in public health research, particularly mentored research programs, and related professional and life experiences
  • If students have an undergraduate degree in public health, they automatically meet the requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    1250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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