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International Health

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

The DrPH degree is no longer being offered through the Department of International Health. It is being redesigned and will be offered as a schoolwide degree for a start date of June 2017. For more information, please read about changes to the DrPH program here

The DrPH program is intended to prepare students for international leadership positions in public health practice beyond the master’s level. Those entering the program should already have substantial public health experience and, ideally, should have graduate-level training in the field. In the absence of the latter, core courses in the MPH program will be taken as part of the DrPH course work.

The DrPH program includes more advanced courses in public health generally and in international public health specifically. The program of study includes a field practicum leading to a dissertation.

A total of 120 units of course work is required for graduation. Most of these units are normally completed within the first two years of the program.

NB: This page is intended to provide information for current DrPH students in the Department of International Health. Currently, the Department is not accepting applicants to the DrPH program. Prospective students should check back in late 2016 when a School-wide DrPH program will be offered. More information about this new program will be posted when it's available.  

The DrPH Academic Guide offers a full description of the program requirements.

For more information about the Doctor of Public Health program, contact the Academic Administrator.