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

The 2020 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Research (IDR) Conference, September 26, 2020. 

Presented by the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. Program.

Congratulations to Samantha McDaniel, the winner of the Pisaneschi Prize for the best research paper presentation at the 2020 Biennial Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Research Program.