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

Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
335 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Fax: 716-829-6040

Instruction Method

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

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 4 to 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

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.