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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


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


  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research
  • MS:  Applied Health Research & Evaluation
  • MS: Biomedical Data Science and Informatics (Joint with School of Computing)
  • PhD:  Applied Health Research & Evaluation
  • PhD: Biomedical Data Science and Informatics (Joint with Clemson and MUSC)

PHS by the numbers for 2018-2019

  • 21

    Full-Time Faculty

  • 26

    Research Faculty and Staff

  • 5

    Research & Post-Doc Faculty

  • 3.9+M

    Research Funding Awards

  • 391

    Degree Candidates

Ron Gimbel, Ph.D.

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