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Gain valuable research skills with a PhD in Public Health

The UBC SPPH PhD in Public Health equips graduates with the skills necessary to contribute to the advancement of health research in Canada and around the world.

The Doctor of Philosophy provides you with:

  • Access to faculty who are leaders in their field
  • A diversity of areas for your thesis
  • Close connections with health stakeholders
  • A strong grounding in research methods used in public health

The majority of the graduates of this 4-year program have gone on to work as research faculty in higher education or as an assistant or associate professor. The remaining graduates work across the public and private sectors.

To learn more about career opportunities for the PHD in Public health, visit our careers outcome page.

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