The Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology combines advanced knowledge needed to quantify the relationship between exposure and disease along with developing interventions that reduce risk to public health.
At Ohio State, our students become experts in their fields. They have numerous opportunities to develop as research professionals and engage in unique research that makes improvements to the field of public health. They participate in observational studies to identify the causes of disease and intervention studies designed to reduce risk.
Seven health science colleges
A curriculum to match your interests
Sexual and reproductive health
Using epidemiology to counter death and sickness from preventable disease
Spurred by a Peace Corps experience, Angie Hetrick pursues an epidemiological research agenda at Ohio State on substance use and infectious diseases to improve care.
PhD researcher explores tobacco cessation counseling in Saudi Arabia
PhD student Mahmood Alalwan is developing a training program for respiratory therapists in Saudi Arabia, with funding from the Alumni Grants and Graduate Research and Scholarship program.
PhD student explores link between tobacco use, health care access
Andreas Teferra found Ohio State a great fit for his research interests in tobacco use and regulation. Its diverse student body, access to abundant resources and location in a vibrant, multicultural city were icing on the cake.
Ohio State offers paid research, teaching and administrative assistantships as well as competitive fellowships and other grant opportunities. Learn more about how financial support is awarded to graduate students.
Prepare your application
We have a list of recommendations for you to use as you prepare your application to the PhD program. Remember, to be considered for funding, you must submit your application to SOPHAS before the December 1 priory deadline.