PhD Program

The PhD program in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago offers advanced courses of study in biostatistics, epidemiology, and health services research, all of which are foundational fields in Public Health. The program issupported by a core methodological curriculum in population-based research on human health. Students completing the program will be prepared to design and conduct methodological and substantive research on fundamental questions about human health and biomedical science from a population perspective. They will also be prepared to collaborate with colleagues from different disciplines to carry out such research.

Why should you choose the University of Chicago for your PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, or health services research?

- Our program is small and student-focused; training programs are developed specifically
for each student based on their background and interests.
- Our highly selective program prides itself on extensive student-faculty and
student-student interaction.
- Our students can take courses from and interact with faculty from departments across
the University of Chicago, including Statistics, Sociology,HumanGenetics,
Cancer, Biology, Public Policy, Economics, Business, Social Services,
Human Development, and Clinical Departments in the Medical School. Dissertation
Committees often include faculty from other departments.
- We are one of a small number of programs that guarantee full funding for the PhD
program.