University of California - Merced

Social Sciences - Public Health


5200 North Lake Road

Merced, CA

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Social Sciences - Public Health, Social Sciences - Public Health

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Public Health graduate students at UC Merced advance their careers by pursuing a research-based Ph.D. with our diverse faculty, training students to conduct transdisciplinary, community-based research to address health issues that are important to vulnerable populations in rural areas. 


Some examples of current research areas include chronic disease prevention, reducing health disparities, environmental health, Latino health, cancer, and health promotion and behavior change. These areas of study are part of our emphasis in Prevention Sciences, a transdisciplinary course of study that gives students the skills and training they need to address pressing public health problems.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

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