The School of Public Health at The University of Memphis offers a PhD degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences, the highest academic degree for individuals planning to pursue scholarly careers
in this discipline. This program is designed for those who intend to teach and conduct
original research utilizing rigorous scientific theories and methods to understand
and influence the social and behavioral determinants of population health risk factors
and outcomes. Graduates of the program are prepared to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary,
and translational research in community settings with an emphasis on vulnerable populations,
and to design, implement, administer, and evaluate public health interventions and
policies. The program emphasizes urban health and health disparities issues in Tennessee
and in the Mid-South region.
Deadline for Applications
PhD in Social and
Fall Enrollment Only
Applications must be submitted by this date for full consideration for admissions
and graduate assistantships.
SBS Doctoral Program Handbook
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