University of California, Los Angeles Community Health Sciences Graduate Program


Friday, December 1, 2017

Degree Program

M.S., Ph.D.

The Department of Community Health Sciences is the academic department within the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) concerned with social and behavioral research applied to health, health promotion, and public health practice. Their focus is on programs, policies, and actions that can promote health in the context of social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental factors. Of particular interest is how social and cultural factors, social programs, the health care system, and social policies influence health beliefs and perceptions, health behaviors, and health status within populations. The department prides itself on its reputation of academic excellence and stellar research activities.

The Master of Science in Community Health Sciences is a research-oriented degree that emphasizes community or psychosocial research within the general field of public health.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health Sciences (Ph.D.) is an academically oriented doctorate in public health that prepares students for a career in which research predominates. Training for the Ph.D. is highly specialized, emphasizing the in-depth expertise necessary for a research career. It emphasizes the integration of theory and research in a focused substantive area. This content area is developed by each student in consulation with his or her guidence commitee.  

For more information, please visit the UCLA Department of Community Health Services website.