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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.
Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds
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The Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program at WMU puts you on the path to research excellence. Learn with the best, connected to state and national organizations focused on health-related issues that matter to you.
Our students and alumni
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, 2014 CHHS Outstanding Alumni
Bryan Harmer, Ph.D. candidate and professor of emergency medical services at Lansing Community College, is part of a research team working to develop augmented-reality technology to stem EMS medication-dosing errors with children.
In November 2020, WMU Provost Jennifer Bott pointed to the interdisciplinary science Ph.D. program as an example of why WMU needs to develop cross-disciplinary programs and also an example of how those programs can work exceedingly well.
News and Updates
News and Updates
Watch this space for news articles and other updates from faculty and students in the Ph.D. program.