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Online PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Program Type

Program Type: PhD

School / Institute

School of Global Health and Bioethics

Study Mode

Online (Asynchonous)

Duration

Target duration: 3 to 3.5 years

Overview

EUCLID, an intergovernmental treaty-based institution with a university mandate, offers to select students from the general public an online PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics with a focus on clinical studies and public health policies.

It is, to date, the only PhD program in this field offered by an international intergovernmental organization. Its purpose is to prepare highly qualified public health professionals able to serve in civil service, international organizations, health care institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations globally.

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Academic Presentation

Epidemiology and biostatistics are often studied and approached from a national-centric perspective. Few programs are truly international in scope so as to fully prepare graduates for global civil service or corporate careers that will engage a wide variety of global health challenges, including vaccine policy HIV, drug-resistance, diet-related or lifestyle diseases, etc.

To answer this challenge, EUCLID has designed a world-class doctoral curriculum, which is presented here with full documentation of syllabus and faculty resources, as well as total tuition. This documentation will enable potential students to determine if this program is suitable and aligned with their career objectives.

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This unique PhD program focuses on the practical and policy aspects of global public health rather than the advancement of purely theoretical knowledge.

This doctoral program was primarily designed to serve civil servants of EUCLID’s Participating States, but it is also open to the general public as an excellent route to pursue a career within inter-governmental bodies, NGOs and the public sector.

Thanks to its low tuition and institutional relationships, and because it covers such topics as health systems strengthening, malaria and tropical diseases in-depth, it is expected to be of special interest to Global South/African students.

Requirements

Applicants should have a relevant Master’s degree issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook/database (WHED). Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without the required educational credential if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested. Students are expected to be in a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

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Program Outline

3
ASSOCIATED COURSES
Code
Course Name
USCH

Academic Writing and Research

2

Biostatistics

3

Epidemiology I

3

Global Heath Studies

3

Global Health Case Studies

3

Comparative Health Systems

3

Population and Reproductive Health

3

HIV / AIDS Studies

3

Malaria and Tropical Diseases

4
Total Credit Hours (USCH):
30

Note: to consult the current and official curriculum/list of courses from the EUCLID CMS database, please visit: EUCLID Available Degree Programs and follow the program link.

Employment Outlook

The EUCLID DIPH and DGHHS both provide outstanding professional and academic preparation to its students for a successful career in global health policy and research at the international, regional, national and local levels. This includes academic positions as well as civil service (government, international organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, etc.)

Why Study @ EUCLID?

EUCLID is the only intergovernmental, treaty-based university with a UN registered charter and recognized expertise in diplomacy. Join the alma mater of ambassadors and senior officials globally.

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