Interested in becoming a PhD student?

We’re so excited to see that you’re considering the University of Florida Department of Environmental and Global Health for your graduate studies!

Our Degree Programs

The Department of Environmental and Global Health offers two PhD in Public Health programs, the One Health and Environmental Health concentrations. Both programs require a minimum of 90 post-baccalaureate credit hours. Visit here for more information about the PhD curriculum.

Research Opportunities

Upon acceptance into our doctoral programs, students are paired with a faculty advisor with similar research interests and will work with their advisor as a Graduate Assistant for 20 hours a week in addition to coursework. This is a great opportunity for hands-on, individualized training in transdisciplinary research methods and to gain experience in the laboratory, or in the field. Visit here to to see which environmental health research areas we’re currently working in. Feel free to reach out to a faculty member that you might be interested in working with!

Careers After EGH

Our rigorous curriculum and training prepare students to make a difference in a variety of fields. Graduates from our PhD programs find placement in academia, government, industry, and non-profits both domestically and around the world. Read more about what your future could look like here.

How To Apply

At EGH, we accept a new cohort of PhD students every fall! Applying to our degree program is a two-step process. You will need to complete a SOPHAS application, as well as, a supplemental application to the UF Graduate School. We encourage you to start your application at any time as admissions are rolling! Please visit here for more detailed instructions on how to submit your application.

Student Life

Starting a new degree program is an opportunity to expand not only your academic capabilities, but also your professional and personal horizons as well. Learn more about life as a graduate student at the University of Florida here.

Meet a pHD ALUMNI

Ben Anderson

“I was convinced that the One Health approach was, and still is, necessary to address complex global health threats of today, and the future…”

Ben Anderson Headshot