PhD Program in Public & Community Health

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Institute for Health and Society

About the PhD Program

MCW's Institute for Health and Society offers the only PhD Program of its kind in Wisconsin and one of very few nation-wide with the purpose of transforming the research paradigm in public and community health by integrating the rigors of traditional public health sciences with the essential components of community health improvement through participation and partnership. 

Read more about the PhD Program.

Applications are being accepted for Fall 2015 admission.

Information on applying can be found at:

   Apply Online for PhD in Public & Community Health

All pieces of the application should be mailed to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences:

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

PhD Program in Public and Community Health

PhD Program Goals

  • Educate graduates who will conduct original research, impact policy development and become future faculty scholars with public and community health expertise.
  • Emphasize integrated, interdisciplinary approaches to address important public and community health issues.
  • Capitalize on the diverse strengths of health sciences, population health, medicine, nursing and the social and behavioral sciences. 


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With the 2014-2015 school year, we will offer the PhD in Public and Community Health as a part-time program in addition to the 4 year, full-time program. Read more about our part-time program.


Program Highlights

Congratulations to Program Director Dr. Laura Cassidy on her promotion to Professor!

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions regarding the PhD Program in Public and Community Health.

414-955-4517 or

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