Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Program
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) training emphasizes the skills necessary to assess the needs for occupational and environmental health services at regional, national and international levels, the development of policy and the regulatory framework.
The goal of the DrPH program in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences is the development and training of senior-level professionals with sufficient understanding of the biomedical and behavioral sciences, epidemiology and biostatistics, legal, economic and social issues, engineering and management technologies, management concepts, and communication skills to provide leadership and management to multidisciplinary environmental issues.
Graduates of the program should be able to analyze and assess complex environmental risks and problems, and offer sound guidance and advice for the reduction of these risks and the resolution of environmental problems. They will also work toward becoming practitioners who can comprehend and integrate the many dimensions of environmental health sciences, define the disciplines that can best be applied to a problem, make sound and critical judgments, and interpret his or her recommendations clearly in the decision-making processes of policy formulation in industry, government or academia. Graduates are expected to communicate and convey information effectively to the public.
The School has established minimum requirements for completion of the DrPH degree, which are in addition to those set by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences for doctoral programs. The application deadline for the DrPH is December 1.
State-specific Information for Externship Programs
Students currently cannot conduct practicums in Kentucky. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.