Doctoral Training

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.

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Concentrations

Below are concentrations in the College of Public Health in which a DrPH can be earned.

  • 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.

    Designed for public health professionals, the DrPH allows the student to continue working while pursuing the doctoral degree. The curriculum requires a minimum of two online courses per term (Fall and Spring). There are three on-campus intensive trainings. One is the first fall (five days) with the other two occurring in consecutive summers (five days each).

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  • Public Health and Clinical Laboratory Science and Practice

    The public health laboratories are vital components of the nation’s health infrastructure, but they currently lack opportunities for training and professional development. The DrPH concentration in Public Health and Clinical Laboratory Science and Practice is designed to provide advanced-practice professionals the skills they need to qualify for the national board examinations or become laboratory leaders. The coursework was designed and implemented by professionals in laboratory leadership positions across the country with an emphasis on enhancing laboratory leadership, management and scientific expertise. Designed for public health professionals, the DrPH allows the student to continue working while pursuing the doctoral degree. The curriculum requires a minimum of two online courses per term (Fall and Spring). There are three on-campus intensive trainings. One is the first fall (five days) with the other two occurring in consecutive summers (five days each).

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