PhD Program in Public & Community Health

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Prospective PhD Students

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Why Public and Community Health?

There are currently no other PhD programs in public and community health in Wisconsin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in an innovative program that is ideally located in a large urban area and provides a dynamic laboratory for important original research, independent study, and fieldwork.

Prominent members of the community will teach or present guest lectures at MCW, participate in conferences, and give students connections to the professional world. PhD students will acquire skills and real-world experience in their area of interest, enhancing their professional employability, while pursuing an advanced degree.

The PhD Program in Public and Community Health prides itself on its collaborative nature, academic rigor and focus on community health improvement. There are many opportunities to work with faculty and research staff in the MCW Centers and other projects.

Students also have the opportunity to take electives at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) and Marquette University and conduct research in collaboration faculty from other institutions of higher learning which further enhances the program.

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"What is Public Health?"

American Public Health Association's Infographic
The infographic helps to explain the positive impact public health has on the health of our communities.

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

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Admissions qualifications for the PhD in Public and Community Health Program.

Competencies & Curriculum

The competencies will be achieved through coursework, seminars, teaching, research projects, readings and research and the dissertation.

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