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Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

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The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) emphasizes advanced public health education and training designed to prepare individuals for leadership roles in practice-based settings such as health departments, non-profit organizations, health service, international agencies, and community-based organizations. Accordingly, the emphasis of the DrPH is placed on fostering advanced expertise in developing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-informed public health practice as compared to the PhD whereby the emphasis is on research.

Curriculum and Admission Requirements

Designed for public health professionals who are interested in advanced training, the DrPH allows you to continue working while pursuing your doctoral degree. The curriculum requires a minimum of two online courses per term (Fall and Spring) and a 1-week on campus summer intensive training.

Please visit the Doctor of Public Health Guidebook for Curriculum, Course, and Admission information.


To learn more about the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), please contact an Academic Advisor at (813) 974-6505 or preadmissions@health.usf.edu