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Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree program at the Bloomberg School is designed for the student who already has an MPH or equivalent degree and who intends to pursue a leadership position as a public health professional.

Through the integration and application of a broad range of knowledge and analytical skills in leadership, policy, program management and professional communication – coupled with preparation in a specific public health field – graduates of the DrPH program are prepared for either domestic or international careers in public agencies or private sector settings that emphasize improving population health.  

The Bloomberg School is in the process of finalizing the redesign of the School-wide DrPH program.  The program will be open to applications this fall, with new students starting the revised program in June 2017 with an onsite summer institute.  

This website will be redesigned to incorporate details of the new program in the coming weeks. Informational webinars will be scheduled, beginning in late summer and running through the fall. That schedule will be posted here as soon as it is available. In the meantime, frequently asked questions about the redesigned DrPH program are available here.  

School-wide competencies for the current DrPH program can be found here.  Competencies for the revised DrPH that will begin in 2017 will be posted soon.

DrPH Concentrations

For the redesigned DrPH program, the following four concentrations will be available:

In addition to these four areas of concentration, students may also choose to follow a customized course of study, agreed upon between the student, their advisor and the DrPH office.

The Bloomberg School continues to support students already accepted into the former concentrations, but will not be matriculating new students outside of the four concentrations described above, and the customized course of study.



Thank you for your interest in the revised DrPH program that begins in summer 2017. If you would like to learn more about the program curriculum, concentration options and format, please join Program Director Dr. Sara Bennett for one of the upcoming webinars.

School-wide DrPH Webinars:

Click this link to participate in one of the events noted above.