Medical College of Wisconsin

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Public & Community Health


8701 Watertown Plank Road

Milwaukee, WI 53226

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD Public & Community Health

Format: Campus

Program Description:

MCW’s Public & Community Health PhD program is the first of its kind in the state of Wisconsin and integrates traditional public health sciences with direct community engagement. Students enrolled in this program explore research opportunities with faculty during the first 1-2 years. A written and oral qualifying exam is required upon successful completion of the required coursework.

The Public & Community Health PhD program is part of MCW’s Institute for Health & Equity, a multidisciplinary department and center that aims to address societal issues through academic/community partnerships and education programs that integrate medicine and population health.

All full-time, degree-seeking PhD students at MCW receive a generous financial aid package, including full tuition remission, a stipend of over $29,000/year, and complimentary health insurance (including vision & dental). Average time to degree completion for all MCW PhD students is 5 ½ years. MCW as an institution has the lowest faculty-to-student ration in the world (0.6 students for every 1 faculty member).


Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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