(PhD/MPH) Coordinated PhD in Biomedical Science / Master of Public Health Program 2016-17

 Catalog 2016-2017

Program Description

This coordinated degree program is offered through the UAB Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS) and the UAB School of Public Health. Students may focus their MPH in Environmental Health Science or Epidemiology. MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

A mission of UAB is to be a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of Birmingham, the State and beyond. The MPH at the UAB School of Public Health prepares students for careers to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, communities and populations, locally and globally. Therefore, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health have aligned their educational strength in the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences with a Master’s Degree in Public Health, to offer a truly interdisciplinary approach to learning. In response to an NIH study on Graduate Education and Career Opportunities, we are seeking graduate students with an entrepreneurial attitude and a strong will to succeed in an ever-changing scientific landscape.

Program Requirements

Students must complete the MPH Core plus 10 credit hours of MPH focus courses for a total of 30 credit hours in addition to the required GBS curriculum requirements. Twelve credit hours from the GBS curriculum are credited toward the MPH degree for a total of 42 MPH credit hours. Students may complete the MPH degree program totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences.

Program Admission Process

Students are admitted separately to the MPH and GMS programs. Upon acceptance to the PhD in Biomedical Sciences program, students will be accepted automatically to the MPH degree program. 

Application Process

Students must apply separately to each program. To apply to the PhD in Biomedical Sciences, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application .

To apply for the dual MPH, please apply through the Graduate School’s Apply Yourself online application. Select“MPH dual program” and then the MPH/Biomedical Sciences track.

Contact Information

For additional information concerning the coordinated PhD/MPH program contact the School of Public Health at soph@uab.edu or Dr. David Schneider in Graduate Biomedical Sciences at dschneid@uab.edu.