Public Health Sciences at USC (PHS@USC)

PHS@USC offers a variety of graduate degree options through the Department of Preventive Medicine here at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.  PHS@USC has M.S., M.P.H., and Ph.D. degree programs covering a variety of public health-related research areas.  The Department of Preventive Medicine was ranked #2 in the country in 2016 in terms of total research funding, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.  Thus, students would be joining a highly enriched research environment.

Details on the M.S. programs in Biostatistics, Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and Molecular Epidemiology can be found on their website.

The Department offers both resident and online options for the M.P.H.  Those interested in the resident program can click here while those interested in the online program can click here.

Details on the Ph.D. in Biostatistics or Epidemiology can be found here.

Details on the Ph.D. in Health Behavior Research can be found here.

Programs in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (PIBBS)

PIBBS is the entry portal into our graduate programs in the laboratory sciences.  All entering students take a core curriculum while doing laboratory rotations.  At the end of the first year, students then choose to enter one of the interdisciplinary degree programs: Cancer Biology & Genomics; Development, Stem Cells, & Regenerative Medicine; Medical Biology; Medical Biophysics.

PIBBS Students Interested in doing a Rotation

All PIBBS students are more than welcome to do a rotation with us.   However, I want to make it very clear the research we do does not involve wet lab work.    Our work mainly involves the application of statistics, statistical genetics, applied mathematics, physiology, and some bioinformatics.  This means the computer is our main research tool and we work with data generated by our laboratory and clinical colleagues.  If after reading this notice you are still interested in a rotation, please feel free to contact me and we can discuss possbilities.  Regardless, thanks very much for your interest in our work.