PhD Global Communicable Disease

Concentration: Global Communicable Disease (TCD)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health
Delivery: Traditional

Graduates of the doctoral program will be qualified to conduct fundamental and applied research in identification, evaluation and prevention of tropical and communicable diseases. The global communicable disease (GCD) PhD program encompasses a wide variety of research interests. Faculty research areas—and research areas available for PhD research and training—include genomics, molecular parasitology and infectious disease ecology. Please review faculty web pages for an overview of faculty research interests.

Program of Study

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Current Competencies (beginning fall 2017)

PhD Competencies 
Global Communicable Disease Competencies