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Public Health Doctoral Programs

We offer Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degrees in the following areas:

Here's what it takes to earn your Doctor of Science in Public Health:

  • Demonstration of knowledge in all subject areas required by the UMass Lowell Work Environment Master’s Degree program
  • Completion of a minimum of 24-30 credit hours (courses and dissertation research), including those required by your chosen major
  • Passing the qualifying examination for the field in which you choose to major
  • Satisfactory completion of a Doctoral Dissertation demonstrating thorough research in your area of concentration, under the guidance of one a Public Health faculty member. The Thesis and Dissertation Guide (pdf) outlines the University requirements to successfully complete a doctoral dissertation.

Admissions Requirements

  • Prerequisite of a Master’s degree in a related field
  • Exceptional academic record, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (3.5 in quantitative sciences) and high GRE scores

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in Public Health degree programs may be eligible for financial support through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Training Project Grant (TPG).