Ph.D. Student Handbook

School of Community Health Sciences

On behalf of the Faculty and Staff at the School of Community Health Sciences, we welcome you to the Public Health Ph.D. Program! This handbook can be used throughout your program to provide guidance for requirements, expectations, and opportunities within the School of Community Health Sciences (SCHS) and the Graduate School.

Programs of Study
The SCHS offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Public Health with specializations in Epidemiology and Social and Behavioral Health. The Ph.D. is designed to prepare students for careers in which advanced analytical and conceptual capabilities are required, such as university teaching, research, consulting, policy development or other high-level positions. The Ph.D. in Public Health emphasizes the expertise necessary for a research career in either epidemiology or social behavioral health.

Contact Information
For any program or application related questions or inquiries, please contact Graduate Director, Dr. Roy Oman, at roman@unr.edu, Dr. Kristen Clements-Nolle at clements@unr.edu (Epidemiology), or Dr. Paul Devereux at devereux@unr.edu (Social and Behavioral Health).

General Note

It is important for graduate students to be aware of the Graduate School's policies and procedures for graduate programs and to understand the policies relevant to their program contained in the General Catalog. For more information, visit the Graduate School website.

The following are the key points from Graduate School materials, plus additional guidelines relevant to the Public Health Ph.D. program. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet all requirements.

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