Community Health and Health Behavior PhD

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Program Description

A degree in community health and health behavior provides a foundational understanding of the factors that influence individuals' health choices. You will also determine the role of the community in the onset of — and solutions to — public health problems. With this education and through applied field and/or research opportunities, you'll be prepared to address health challenges in your local, regional, and broader communities. As a graduate, you'll be well prepared for a career in public health agencies, academia, health care delivery systems, voluntary health agencies or private research.

Program Contact

Barbara Sen
320 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Fax: 716-829-6040

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100% of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 4 to 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.