• 2014 cohort
  • Group of interdisciplinary Ph.D. candidates
  • Professor and student discussing a project

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 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

November 2, 2016 - Ph.D. Student Miriam Carroll-Alfano received an award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine at their Annual Conference for her research poster entitled "Education for Student Athletes: What Kind? Who is Providing It? Does it Matter?" Congratulations, Miriam!

August 30, 2016 - Anne Ridderling successfully defends her dissertation.  Congratulations, Anne!

August 11, 2016 - Molly Bathje successfully defends her dissertation.  Congratulations, Molly!