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About The Department of Public Health Sciences


The Department of Public Health Sciences will be recognized by the Clemson University College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences; the state of South Carolina; and the nation as a leader in public health research, teaching and service activities in fulfillment of the university’s responsibilities as a land-grant institution and its aspirations for national excellence in education and scholarship.


The mission of the Department of Public Health Sciences is the improvement of public health practice, health service delivery and the general health status of the university community, the state of South Carolina, the nation and the international community through applied, innovative, collaborative, theoretically sound approaches to the integration of teaching, research and service.

Degrees & Certificates Offered


  • Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health
  • BS: Health Science
    Concentrations in:
    • Cardiovascular Imaging Leadership
    • Health Promotion & Behavior
    • Health Services Administration
    • Pre-professional Health Studies
    • Certificate in Public Health
  • BS: Languages & International Health (Joint degree with Languages)


  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research
  • MS:  Applied Health Research & Evaluation
  • PhD:  Applied Health Research & Evaluation

PHS by the numbers for 2016-2017

  • 20

    Full-Time Faculty

  • 19

    Part-Time & Adjunct Faculty

  • 5

    Research & Post-Doc Faculty

  • 2M

    Research Funding Awards

  • 391

    Degree Candidates

Ron Gimbel, Ph.D.

Ron Gimbel, Ph.D.
Phone: (864) 656-1969