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Program Overview

The doctoral degree in Community Health is administered through the School of Community Health within the College of Urban and Public Affairs. The program provides a unique educational experience for students interested in applying theory to research and practice. The PhD in Community Health supplies students with intensive training in both community-engaged public health and advanced research methods. 

In addition, there are three areas of emphasis that reflect faculty expertise and the unique placement of the School within the College of Urban and Public Affairs: 1) social and behavioral health, 2) aging and health, and 3) urban health.  The curriculum is designed to help students integrate coursework with applied research and practice and emphasizes community-engaged learning and scholarship.