Department of Public Health Sciences

Teaching and Degree Programs

The department contributes to teaching with undergraduate electives, graduate courses, professional courses, and continuing medical education courses.

Academic graduate degree programs at UC Davis are offered through Graduate Groups in the area of specialty. The Ph.D. and M.S. in Epidemiology are offered through the Graduate Group in Epidemiology.

Professional graduate programs are offered through the professional schools. The M.D. degree is offered through the School of Medicine. The D.V.M. and M.P.V.M degrees are offered through the School of Veterinary Medicine. The M.P.H. degree is offered through the School of Medicine co-sponsored by theSchool of Veterinary Medicine and administered by the Department of Public Health Sciences.

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Departmental Courses:

Professional Degree Programs:

  • M.D., School of Medicine Office of Medical Education
  • M.P.H., Master of Public Health

Graduate Degree Programs:

  • Epidemiology The graduate group in Epidemiology at the University of California, Davis is a multidisciplinary program leading to either a Master of Science or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in epidemiology although we are currently giving strong preference to doctoral applicants.
  • Biostatistics The graduate group in Biostatistics provides students with a solid training in the biostatistical core disciplines and theory, state-of-the art knowledge and skills for biostatistical data analysis, substantial exposure to the biological and epidemiological sciences, and a strong background in theoretical modeling, statistical techniques and quantitative as well as computational methods.
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology The graduate group in Pharmacology and Toxicology is an interdepartmental graduate group with over 50 faculty from the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.