School of Public Health Seeks Outstanding PhD Students

December 21, 2016

The UNTHSC School of Public Health seeks outstanding students for its PhD degree program in Public Health Sciences. Students are being recruited for two concentrations within the PhD program: Behavioral and Community Health and Epidemiology. Accepted students will be provided tuition and fee waiver for four years, a $24,000 stipend each year, medical insurance coverage, a laptop computer and support for conference travel.

The priority deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2017.

“We seek highly talented, ambitious applicants who aspire to careers in academia or other research settings. Our PhD program emphasizes strong faculty-student relationships focused on helping students develop skills needed to become independent investigators and scholars,” Dean Dennis Thombs, PhD, FAAHB, said.

In the PhD concentrations in Behavioral and Community Health and Epidemiology, students will work with faculty who focus on the following areas:  health disparities and underserved populations; community-based participatory research; healthy aging and health-related quality of life; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; and online/mHealth interventions (health interventions supported by mobile devices).

Applicants with Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees will be considered for acceptance into the PhD program.

“Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. It is a dynamic environment with many opportunities to explore,” Dr. Thombs said. “The university and the local community have much to offer in terms of a progressive and welcoming place to live, study and gain professional experience.”

The School of Public Health is a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

For information, call the Office of Admissions at 817-735-2401, email sph@unthsc.edu or visit unthsc.edu/school-of-public-health/doc.

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