About the PhD Program

MCW's Institute for Health and Society offers the first 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. This program is now offered in both a part-time and full-time format. Read more about the Institute for Health and Society's PhD Program


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.

Program News and Updates

Congratulations to Joseph Byonanebye! He successfully defended his dissertation and has accepted a position at Marquette University. He will be an Assistant Professor in their College of Health Sciences. Read more about Joseph Byonanebye's story.


Contact Us

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


(414) 955-4517

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Application Information

Applications for Fall 2018 admissions are due December 1st, 2017. 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:
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509



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Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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