Doctoral Program

Prospective doctoral students interested in the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences should apply to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in Population Health Sciences and choose Social & Behavioral Sciences as their Field of Study.

The PhD in Population Health Sciences is offered under the aegis of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and is awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Students in this program will gain broad, interdisciplinary knowledge in quantitative and qualitative methods of enquiry for understanding the health of populations, and developmental approaches to population health science. In addition, students will belong to one of the following Fields of Study associated with the departments of: Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health and Population, Nutrition, or Social and Behavioral Sciences.

For further details on the new PhD program, please visit this website.

What is the admissions process for the PhD in Population Health Sciences?

The application deadline for admissions for Fall 2019 has passed. Please contact the PHS Office for information on applying for Fall 2020 by emailing,