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Doctor of Philosophy in Public and Population Health Leadership

About the PhD Program

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Public and Population Health Leadership (PhD) is a cohort model program that trains future public health scientist leaders. The program will provide advanced training for those who intend to become upper-level leaders in public and population health and healthcare organizations. 

Curriculum is tailored to provide students with the scientific knowledge and leadership skills needed to identify and contextualize public health problems, develop strategies to address the problems, design scientifically rigorous research studies, lead research teams, and communicate scientific findings to a range of audiences. 

With this foundation, graduates will be equipped to lead efforts tailored to improve the health and well-being of citizens within the context of each community’s core values and priorities. 

Graduates from the PhD program will be qualified for a variety of leadership positions in public and population health and healthcare settings at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as health-focused non-profit organizations, universities and colleges.

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

Priority Deadline: January 15

Final Deadline: May 15

To be among the first group of applicants considered for a fall semester start, the PPHL PhD program must receive both the prospective students’ completed application materials and notice of their acceptance to the Boise State Graduate College by January 15.

If openings remain after all January 15 applicants have been considered, applications received between January 15 and May 15 will be considered for program admission.

Please Note: The PPHL PhD program only accepts applicants for a fall semester start.