The DrPH Program is a professional doctoral level program designed to develop research leaders, public health policy-makers and public health practitioners who are able to address complex public health issues. Individuals with the DrPH degree combine sophisticated analytic and research skills with a broad-based understanding of the environmental, political, social, medical, ethical, and economic factors that contribute to health and wellness in the community.
The DrPH degree prepares students for leadership positions that have major influence on the policies, programs and institutions of public health. This will often involve taking a leadership role in defining public health needs, designing public health strategies and programs to address those needs, and evaluating the effectiveness of policies and programs in meeting public health objectives. Typical worksites for individuals with a DrPH degree include local, state, national and international public health agencies, non-profit foundations, and universities.
In addition to gaining leadership, management and advocacy skills, graduates of the CSPH DrPH program will develop strong research and practice skills in a Focus Area of public health (major area), and develop a secondary area of expertise in another core area of public health (minor area). Two Focus Areas are featured: Community and Behavioral Health and Epidemiology. A third Focus Area is planned to be offered in Health Systems, Management and Policy (HSMP) in the Fall of 2011.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
International Student Requirements:
Financial Statement demonstrating available funds for study
Official education credential analysis from World Education Services