Global Family Health and Wellbeing (Ph.D.)
The doctoral program in Global Family Health and Wellbeing prepares doctoral level professionals to:
- Improve outcomes for families around the world through scholarship, research, outreach, and advances in clinical practice, and
- Advance international perspectives of family, couple and individual health and well being (including physical, emotional, psychological and relational health)
Graduates of the program will:
- Work in research, instructional, administrative, supervisory, and/or clinical position in universities, private and public research firms, NGOs, and other entities whose missions include advancing international and holistic perspectives of family wellness.
- Start and administer international programs.
- Possess skills to address modern threats to child and family wellbeing around the world through evidence based research and practice.
- Focus on the most vulnerable, underserved populations
- Identify ways to foster resilience in disadvantaged and/or vulnerable communities.
- Be leaders in how to conduct research in an international context.
- Have skills for creating connections among academic, government, and non-government entities to advance scholarship and practice within cultural contexts around the world, recognizing that multidisciplinary collaborations produce the greatest impact.
- Increase understanding of how global issues impact on family health.
- Teach and train the next generation of family scientists and Marriage and Family Therapists for global citizenry that has a positive impact on family wellbeing around the world.