PhD in Epidemiology

PHD Program in Epidemiology

Epidemiology, a core discipline of public health, is the study of the distribution and risk factors of diseases and health conditions in populations. Our post-master’s Ph.D. program in Epidemiology prepares future researchers and public health practitioners to develop and conduct studies and apply quantitative methods to understand and solve complex public health problems. The program, through its rigorous coursework in epidemiologic and public health methods, electives, and teaching experience, prepares graduates for a career in academia, government, or industry. Full-time students can complete the degree requirements within 4 years, depending upon the design of their dissertation research. The PhD program in Epidemiology is offered in person only.


Ahmed A. Arif, PhD
Professor, Director of PhD Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences
Department of Public Health Sciences
College of Health and Human Services
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223