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University of California, San Diego

Program in Public Health

La Jolla , CA

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University of California, San Diego


University of California, San Diego / Program in Public Health is located in La Jolla, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Global health
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Epidemiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health behavior

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
2 semesters/quarters of teaching assistantship



applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, curriculum vitae or resume, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Male (25%)
Female (74%)


Focus of faculty research: Maternal and pediatric HIV/AIDS; healthy aging and gender differences; non-parametric and semi-parametric regression, resampling, and the analysis of high-dimensional data; neighborhood correlates of physical activity in children, teens, adults and older adults; medication safety and medication therapy management through practice-based research networks
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3855 Health Sciences Drive, Mail Code 0901
La Jolla, CA  92093
United States
Contact David Strong
Faculty Director
Phone: 858-657-5241