PhD in Public Health- Community and Behavioral Health Promotion
All applicants must complete the required online application, including the personal statement, and the CBHP application checklist. Applicants must meet Graduate School requirements plus the following program requirements to be considered for admission:
- A baccalaureate degree in a related field. At least one statistics course is preferred for admission. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (A=4.00) preferred.
*While a completed master’s degree in public health or the social and behavioral sciences is encouraged, a master's degree is not a prerequisite for admission. For those applicants without a master’s degree in a relevant field, most successful candidates will have work, research and/or volunteer experiences that contribute to career development in community health and health promotion.
- Submission of scores on the General Test portion of the Graduate Record.
- Examination; test taken within last five years. Submit scores to Public Health, code 0616 or to the UW-Milwaukee Graduate School.
*While there is no minimum GRE score requirement, strong quantitative, verbal and writing skills are critical to successfully completing the program. Admitted candidates will typically score above 500 (153 revised test) in verbal reasoning, 600 (148 revised test) in quantitative reasoning and 4.5 in analytical writing.
- Three letters of recommendation, which should address potential for achievement in a graduate program in public health from an academic as well as personal standpoint.
*At least one letter must be from a university faculty member.
- Submission of a writing sample and a current resume.
A select group of the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process. In person interviews or internet-facilitated interviews (Skype, etc.) will be required for finalist candidates prior to admission.
Studying public health at UW-Milwaukee will allow for opportunities to apply doctoral research to real-world settings. CBHP PhD graduates will be well-prepared scientist-practitioners, able to lead interdisciplinary research and work with a range of communities on our most pressing population health issues. Demand for public health professionals is high in local, state, and federal government, academia, and within non-governmental and community-based organizations across the United States and around the world. This PhD program will prepare students to work in these sectors and more.