• current cohort
  • 2014 cohort
  • Group of interdisciplinary Ph.D. candidates

Western Michigan University's Ph.D. in interdisciplinary health sciences program is an innovative interdisciplinary approach to educating Ph.D. professionals with research and leadership skills to improve health and human services in all areas of society.

The program is highly accessible to non-traditional working professionals, providing high quality doctoral education using a combination of:

  • On-campus weekend sessions
  • Intensive on-campus summer sessions
  • Distance learning technologies

In any setting, the interdisciplinary skills of the graduates of this program prepare them uniquely to address complex problems and contribute to interdisciplinary evidence-based practice.

"WMU's interdisciplinary health sciences Ph.D. program has allowed me to transform my 15 years of clinical experience into a rich and valuable research base which launched my scientific research career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention" —Amy Freeland, Ph.D., Epidemiologist

news and announcements

2018 Research Day - The 2018 Research Day will be held on Friday, July 27.  The 2016 cohort will present their first research projects from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30.p.m. in CHHS 1010.  This will be followed by lunch, poster presentations, and award presentations from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in CHHS 4010.  Please join us for this exciting and enlightening event.

March 2018 - Miriam Carroll-Alfano receives WMU Graduate Student Research Grant to support her dissertation research on concussion.

February 2018 - Nancy Hock receives WMU Community Engagement Award.  You can read more about the award here.