Earn the highest degree in epidemiology with our
research-intensive PhD program.
You will learn to design, conduct, analyze, interpret and discuss original, independent epidemiologic research.
In addition to courses in epidemiology and biostatistics, you can study biology, medicine, oncology and geography. The primary emphasis is on advanced courses in various specialty fields such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, women’s health, genetic, environmental, molecular and nutritional epidemiology. The balance of coursework is tailored to your interests and is planned in consultation with your faculty advisor.
Within the PhD program, we offer a multidisciplinary training
program in cancer epidemiology to focus your education in this
critical area of study and research. Learn more about the training
in cancer epidemiology within the PhD program.
As a graduate of our PhD program, you will be prepared for research positions in academia, government, clinical settings or industry; for teaching at the university level; and for positions conducting epidemiologic research to prevent or control disease.
Through our integrated Medical Scientist Training Program, you
can earn both an MD and a PhD in seven to eight years. This program
is offered in collaboration with faculty and researchers in several
clinical primary care departments in UB’s School of Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about the MD/PhD
Learn about the cancer training fellowship.