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International Health

Doctoral Degrees

The Department offers two types of doctoral degrees

Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD prepares students to become independent investigators in academic and non-academic research institutions, and emphasizes contributions to theory and basic science. Applicants must apply to one of the Department's four academic program areas:

Doctor of Public Health

The DrPH is designed for students with experience in the practice of public health who have already earned their MPH or an equivalent degree and want to further prepare themselves for leadership positions at federal agencies, state and local health departments, nongovernmental organizations, universities, and health care institutions.

Please review the program competencies for each degree here.