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Doctor of Science Programs

The doctoral program in epidemiology involves two years of quantitative and biological coursework, followed by a doctoral thesis involving epidemiologic research, modeling and/or methods development. Students’ interests range from topics such as refugee help and the spread of infectious disease, to modeling the impact of trafficking and HIV to mathematical modeling of randomized trials and observational studies of HIV and S. pneumoniae. To learn more about the current students involved in infectious disease epidemiology, please visit the website.

Within the infectious disease concentration, doctoral students can receive funding from different sources. The MIDAS Center offers salary support, which includes full funding for tuition. In order to be considered for funding, students must apply to the infectious disease program and must reference the MIDAS Center of Communicable Disease Dynamics in their statement of purpose included in their application.

Doctoral students can also receive support through the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Biodefense training grant funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This is an interdisciplinary training grant that is housed in the department of epidemiology but available to students matriculating through different departments. The training grant provides tuition support and salary. Please visit the infectious disease epidemiology website to learn more about the requirements and application process.