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Clemson University Department of Public Health Sciences: PhD Program

  • 1.  Clemson University Department of Public Health Sciences: PhD Program

    Posted 22 days ago

    PhD in Applied Health Research and Evaluation

    This degree provides a high-quality foundation in health research methodology and analysis through collaboration with faculty as well as community and clinical mentors. Currently, our faculty are working on a wide range of projects, including the development and implementation of dynamic COVID-19 models, health disparities research, and policy evaluation, including statewide and national mandates pertaining to the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic. Assistantships in research and teaching give students opportunities to work on these funded research projects and build skills in:

    Statistical modeling

    Epidemiological research design and analysis

    Policy and Health economics analysis

    Clinical and community-based intervention effectiveness


    Course Development and Delivery


    Students with experience or coursework in research and statistics or those with a strong quantitative background are preferred.  We encourage you to review our department website (click here) to see a listing of our faculty and their current research efforts.  

    We are now accepting applications, and students can below to apply for the PhD program.


     There is not a set deadline to apply for this program; new cohorts only begin in the fall.  Students seeking PhD assistantships should submit their materials by December 31st.  Faculty begin interviewing PhD applicants in January. 

    Our first PhD students were admitted in 2014, all graduates have gone on to accept faculty and post-doc positions in academic and clinical settings.

    If you have questions or if you need more in-depth information, reach out to us by email at

    Lior Rennert
    Lead Public Health Strategist and Biostatistician, Clemson University
    Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences