With a PhD degree in epidemiology, you will be prepared to work as a research scientist in state or federal governments, clinical settings or health-related industries. You could also teach and conduct research as a university-level faculty member. Learn more about how our alumni are using their degrees.
Applicants to the PhD program are usually expected to hold a master’s degree. Exceptions may be considered if applicants are otherwise qualified.
Typically, coursework is completed in three years of full-time work. Time to complete the dissertation varies depending on the nature of the research.
Courses in a relevant master’s degree may be considered for transfer credit. Requests for transfer credit must be approved by the MS/PhD graduate director.
Both the School of Public Health and Health Professions and the university offer fellowship, scholarship and award opportunities to qualified students. Additionally, UB’s Office of Financial Aid can help you navigate the process of applying for and managing your aid.
No. The admissions committee will assign an academic advisor to start you with your coursework. Matching of students with faculty typically occurs after the second year of study.