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DrPH Advanced Practice Leadership in Public Health

DrPH in Advanced Practice Leadership in Public Health

The DrPH prepares advanced practice professionals for leadership roles in practice‐based settings such as health departments, non‐profit organizations, health services, international agencies, and community‐based organizations. Accordingly, the emphasis of the DrPH is placed on fostering advanced expertise and leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating evidence‐based public health practice. 

  • Doctoral students are required to demonstrate DrPH-competency attainment through an activity called the Applied Practice Experience (APE), while enrolled in the DrPH degree program. The Applied Practice Experience is designed to ensure that students have advanced-level practical experience outside of an academic setting.

    Students work with their faculty mentor, and a practice-based mentor on a research project they have chosen. The APE product will be an extension outside of the student’s existing functions at their place of employment and will meet the needs of the organization selected.

  • To learn more, please contact a Pre-Admissions Advisor at (813) 974-6505 or