Northeastern University

Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Population Health


360 Huntington Ave

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Population Health

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Ph.D. program in Population health integrates interdisciplinary education and experiential opportunities to prepare students for careers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of populations. This program trains students to become public health leaders through simultaneous examination of multiple determinants of health, including social, environmental, nutritional, and behavioral risk factors. Our students investigate the underlying causes of adverse health, including disease, disparities, and disability, through training in core population health disciplines - biostatistics, epidemiology, and health services - together with individual-specific and specialized training in topics related to student research. Importantly, our students are mentored by Northeastern's distinguished faculty, who individually and together conduct innovative, solution-focused research in critical population health topics. Our population health doctoral students learn to conduct research that addresses five key health determinants: Social and Community Context Environment and Neighborhoods Health and Health Care Delivery Education Economic Stability Research concentrations: Social & Environmental Determinants of Health Students are trained to conduct research examining the social and environmental determinants of health through a cohesive, transdisciplinary program that integrates epidemiology, biostatistics, program evaluation, and health services research. Health Service and Policy Students are trained to conduct highly rigorous research examining the financing, organization, and delivery of health care services through the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: Yes, all students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Please speak to an Enrollment Advisor for more information.

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: All students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Federal, state, University scholarship programs, and payment options are available.

Locale: Large City

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