PhD Degree Program in Epidemiology

The PhD Program in Epidemiology is directed by the faculty of the Graduate Group in Epidemiology and Biostatistics which is one of seven graduate groups within Biomedical Graduate Studies. The PhD degree is awarded by the Graduate Council of the Faculties of the University of Pennsylvania. The educational mission of the program is to train individuals for successful careers as independent investigators in epidemiologic research.

By graduation, students will have obtained the following:

The PhD in Epidemiology typically requires the equivalent of six semesters of coursework plus additional semesters devoted to dissertation research. This can be accomplished in the equivalent of four to five years of full-time study, although depending on the student's research program, as many as six or even seven years may be needed to complete the program.

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