PhD in Global Health

All applicants must apply online through the UW Graduate School admission website.  At this site, you set up an "applicant profile" and then submit an online application, submit all application materials electronically, and pay an application fee to the Graduate School for our program.  Please select Global Health (Metrics or Implementation Science) PhD program to see more details about application requirements. 

 

Applicants for Autumn 2020 admissions - please note the following:

In 2012, the Department of Global Health (DGH) launched the world’s first Doctor of Philosophy in Global Health Metrics and Implementation Science. The creation of a new Department of Health Metrics Sciences (HMS) in 2018 has shifted the academic home of faculty based at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, whom have been instrumental in designing, launching and supporting the current PhD program.

In response to this change, the Departments of Global Health and Health Metrics Sciences are in the process of proposing changes to the administration of this program in which the Doctor of Philosophy in Global Health Metrics and Implementation Science would be jointly administered and offered by both departments. Under this arrangement, the core faculty and curriculum for the degree will remain the same, but students will apply to the department that best matches their primary interest - Department of Global Health for students with a primary interest in Implementation Science, and the Department of Health Metrics Sciences for students with a primary interest in Metrics.

The proposed changes are in progress but will not be finalized in time for the Autumn 2020 admissions cycle, and are subject to approval. Given this, applicants to the Metrics area of emphasis for Autumn 2020 will apply and be admitted to the Department of Global Health and subsequently transferred to the Department of Health Metrics Sciences pending approval of the proposed changes, which we expect to be formally adopted by Spring 2020.