Rural Health Sciences, Ph.D.

Macon campus

The Ph.D. in Rural Health Sciences is a three-year, multidisciplinary curriculum that requires 64 hours to complete, including 40 hours of traditional didactics/seminar, six hours of field-based practicum, and at least 18 hours of dissertation. The curriculum draws from the fields of medicine, psychology, sociology, epidemiology, statistics, communication, management, economics and political science.

All Ph.D. students spend a summer semester immersed in an underserved rural Georgia community to design, implement and evaluate the impact of a novel health promotion initiative, and will additionally complete their dissertation research within a rural Georgia community.

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