BPH Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D. Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health trains students in basic biological sciences, epidemiology, and biostatistics, teaching them to discover the causes of disease and to translate these scientific insights into practices that improve global public health.

This program is located at the Harvard School of Public Health and is offered through the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS). THe program was established in 1993 to train students in individual fields of biological research with a focus on prevention and better treatment of diseases affecting large populations.  BPH students obtain a broad interdisciplinary knowledge of both mechanistic and quantitative approaches to biomedical research. Our faculty focus is uniquely on public health sciences.

If you wish to apply, you will find the program listed the Harvard Integrated Life Sciences Admissions Page.  We are one of the HILS member programs that provide comprehensive and integrated training in the life sciences at Harvard.