(Major Code: 12141) (SIMS Code: 557329)
A Ph.D. in public health with a concentration in epidemiology is offered by the joint faculties of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health at San Diego State University, and the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Emphasis is on producing graduates with a mastery of the central concepts and analytic processes of epidemiology for application to a multitude of disciplines. Specializations are offered through both campuses, including infectious and chronic diseases, global health, exercise science, medical geography, and behavioral epidemiology. Graduates of this program are competitive for a variety of research, teaching, and community service positions in areas such as academic institutions, local and state health departments, federal and international agencies, and both privately and publicly sponsored research institutes.