Health Education: School or Community Ph.D.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program will prepare students to become outstanding researchers and leaders in the field of School or Community Health Education. The Ph.D. program offers opportunities for students to advance their teaching skills and become involved in professional and advocacy organizations. Students will learn scholarly and professional communication skills, and will be expected to refine these skills through regular participation in scientific conferences.

The program will follow policies and procedures for Ph.D. programs already established by the WSU Graduate School and by the College of Education.  The requirement is a minimum of 90 credit hours including a combination of credits for the following coursework: dissertation; statistics and research methods; doctoral seminars; and electives.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Ph.D. program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.  In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Completion of a faculty member interview prior to applying for the Ph.D. program (mandatory)
  • Three professional/ academic recommendations
  • One writing Sample or publication
  • Personal statement
  • 3.0 minimum GPA

Plan of Work

Sample School and Community Health Ph.D. Plan of Work

Note: Please do not begin or apply if you have not secured a faculty advisor and completed the faculty interview.

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