PhD in Population Health Sciences

Welcome to the Harvard University PhD in Population Health Sciences (PHS). Our full-time doctoral degree is a joint collaboration between the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Healthand offers a  Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Population Health Sciences.Our research program is designed to allow students to benefit from connections between public health disciplines and a broader range of academic disciplines represented across the Harvard Griffin Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). 

A PHSPhDoffers advanced doctoral-level research and training that builds on multiple disciplinary perspectives to understand the origins and determinants of health and disease across populations. Our students are based at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and belong to one of the following department-basedFields of Study: 

This PhD in Population Health Sciences (PHS) is intended for students who are looking to pursue careers in academia in one of five Fields of Studyas well as in organizations related to population health or research-related positions beyond academia. In addition to nurturing the development of the next generation of population health researchers and scientists, PHS provides tremendous opportunities for students to build scientific communication and mentoring, and teaching skills – while all along, building lasting connections across students, alumni, and faculty at our world-renowned Harvard University. 


Harvard University and the PHS PhD program do not discriminate against applicants or students on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry or any other protected classification.