Community Health Ph.D.
The Community Health Ph.D. prepares students for academic and research careers that will enable them to find solutions to the health-related problems facing our society today and into the future.
The Community Health Ph.D. at Illinois offers students the opportunity to focus their studies in six major areas of concentration, allowing them to do work that is important to them. This program trains future community health researchers and practitioners as they address some of our greatest challenges.
Community Health PhD-MD
This is a seven-year program in cooperation with the Medical Scholars Program. Contact Julie Jenkins or Dr. Steven Petruzzello (contact information below) for more information.
Areas of Concentration
Health Services Research
- An approved master’s degree
- Graduate course experience in public health and statistics with grades of B or higher
- Written preliminary examinations covering disciplinary and professional aspects of community health
- An oral preliminary exam in the area of specialization
- Dissertation proposal
For more information about degree requirements talk to your advisor or review the academic catalog.
Advanced Research Methods/Statistics
CHLH 565 Teaching in the Professorate
CHLH 591 Seminar
Additional Research Methods/Statistics
CHLH 599 Thesis Research
Total Hours: 64
Other Requirements (may overlap)
- Final exam/dissertation defense
- Dissertation deposit
- Minimum 3.0 GPA