PhD in Public Health, One Health

The PhD in Public Health, One Health concentration will require a minimum of 90 post-baccalaureate credit hours. The One Health concentration is a research-oriented health degree that emphasizes working across public health, veterinary health, and environmental health disciplines to tackle difficult health problems. This program is designed to bridge the gap between various areas of animal, plant, and human health to improve the well being of all species.


The PhD in Public Health (for either concentration) requires a minimum of 90 postbaccalaureate credit hours. These credits must include core public health courses (15 credits); quantitative methods and statistics courses (12 credits); Professional Issues and teaching courses (9 credits); concentration area courses (24 credits); supervised
research (3 credits); and dissertation research (15 credits) plus student-chosen and advisor-approved electives (12 credits). All Ph.D. students must register for a minimum of either 3 (fall and spring semesters) or 2 (summer semester) credits of PHC 7980 (research hours) the semester they plan to graduate. Recommended undergraduate prerequisite training for One Health degrees include basic biology, chemistry, physiology, and college algebra. Click here to view more information about the PhD curriculum.

Funding Your Studies

Students are only accepted to our PhD program if the department can provide a stipend and tuition waiver. Students are typically expected to pay minimal fees during their tenure in the program. Funding for PhD students may come from intramural (fellowships, department funds, etc) or extramural (Grants) sources.

Prospective students and current students are also encouraged to seek funding through the following programs:


Please click here for Admission Requirements, and to learn How To Apply.

Please note: PhD Applicants should include the following in the Statement of Purpose:

  • 1) Your background, experience, and any other inspirations that make our programs of interest to you.
  • 2) Since an advisor match is part of the admission process, please provide your thoughts on which faculty member(s) might best support your program, if admitted.
  • 3) How a degree in Environmental and Global Health will support your career goals and aspirations.
  • NOTE: Although a formal interview is not required at this time, applicants are encouraged to visit the department prior to, or during the application process.

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Applications for Fall 2025 are due by December 1st, 2024.

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