PhD Health and Behavioral Sciences

The PhD in Health & Behavioral Sciences (HBS) prepares students to be leaders in the interdisciplinary field of population health. Our program draws on theories and methods from the social, behavioral, and health sciences, to understand health, health behaviors, and health care. A few recent research topics in our program include the AIDS epidemic, the social contexts of medical care, the diffusion of health behaviors through social networks, the ethics of health care, biases that shape decision making, the mechanisms that link social conditions to biological health, and the determinants of health disparities. Graduates from our program are leaders in analyzing the conditions that give rise to the inequitable distribution of health within and across populations.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their Health and Behavioral Sciences faculty advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

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$17,511 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years


Jun 2024

Start Month

May 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • June 2024
  • August 2024
  • January 2025
  • August 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time