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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 program is open to applications until December 1, 2016, with new students starting the revised program in June 2017 with an onsite summer institute.  

Current DrPH students (as of September 2016) will continue to be supported by the program staff and advisers within the department that houses their respective concentration area. Please consult the departmental websites for each area for additional details related to curriculum, requirements, and specific contact information. New students will only be matriculated into the concentrations described on this site, as other concentrations are suspended at this time.

School-wide competencies for the current DrPH program can be found here. 

Competencies for the revised DrPH that will begin in 2017 are posted in the Curriculum section of this site.


Thank you for your interest in the revised DrPH program. 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:

If you would like to learn more before our next event, please review the recording of the session that was held in August 2016.


If you have additional questions regarding the DrPH program after checking the additional pages within this site and reading through the FAQs, please write to the program office at

State-specific Information for Online Students

Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.

As of January 1, 2017, the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) concentration in Health, Equity, and Social Justice was pending Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) endorsement.