Welcome to the PhD in Population Health Sciences (PHS). This full-time degree is a joint collaboration between the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to offer a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Population Health Sciences. The program is designed to allow students to benefit from connections between public health disciplines and a broader range of academic disciplines represented across the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).
A PHS PhD offers advanced doctoral-level research training that builds on multiple disciplinary perspectives to understanding origins and determinants of health and disease across populations. Students in this program will be based at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and belong to one of the following Fields of Study associated with the departments of:
- Environmental Health (EH)
- Epidemiology (EPI)
- Global Health & Population (GHP)
- Nutrition (NUT)
- Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS)
This PhD in Population Health Sciences is primarily intended for students likely to pursue careers in academia in these Fields of Study or in departments related to population health, or in research-related positions outside of academia. In addition to nurturing the development of the next generation of population health researchers and scientists, the program provides opportunities for students to build scientific communication and mentoring and teaching skills, thereby becoming educators in their field.
Why Public Health?