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.
Our program application is offered through SOPHAS and the application deadline is December 1st. New students start the program in June with an onsite summer institute in Baltimore. Please see our Admissions page for additional details.
Our next cohorts begin in June 2022 and June 2023.
Each year, we hold multiple webinars and events to share information about our School's programs and to connect with you about any questions you may have.
Schoolwide DrPH Informational Webinars
Our program chair, Professor Janice Bowie, offers informational webinars covering an overview of the DrPH program curriculum, major milestones, concentration/track options and format, tips for submitting a strong application, along with a Q&A that covers many common questions applicants have about our program.
Upcoming Webinars (RSVP required)
Our upcoming webinars will be held on the following dates and times:
- Wednesday, July 21, 2021; 10-11am EDT Click here for Webinar Recording Transcripts available upon request
- Friday, September 24, 2021, 12-1 pm EDT
To RSVP for our next webinar (required): please complete this online RSVP form. You will receive a link at the email you registered a day before the webinar.
Bloomberg School of Public Health Virtual Open Houses
During the fall, the School will hold virtual Open Houses to provide applicants the opportunity to learn more about the School's programs and services. A representative from the Schoolwide DrPH Program will be on hand to answer general questions about the program and DrPH Program faculty will discuss the program during dedicated concentration breakout sessions. Additional information and registration details (RSVP required) are available on the Admissions website.
Recording from this past year are available here.
TUITION AND FUNDING
Students enrolled in the DrPH program finance their graduate studies through a variety of funding options ranging from paying out of pocket, to utilizing employer tuition remission benefits, financial aid, external scholarships, and military funding.
As students within a part-time program, DrPH students pay per credit. The current per credit tuition rate for Academic Year 2021-2022 is US $1,233*. This would be an approximate tuition cost of $78,912 for the program (for a minimum of 64 credits). Additional information regarding tuition and fees can be found on the School's Tuition & Fees page.
*Tuition rates for the following academic year are reassessed and approved each spring.
Bloomberg American Health Initiative
The Bloomberg American Health Initiative will offer funding for 8-10 Bloomberg Doctoral Fellows whose areas of research and practice align with one of the Initiative's five focus areas. Given that only approximately 8% of applicants who apply for the fellowship receive it, applicants should plan for additional funding options when applying to the DrPH. Interested students must apply for both the DrPH program and the Fellowship (two separate applications) by December 1, 2021 in order to be considered for funding beginning in 2022. For further details regarding eligibility and the application process, please visit the Bloomberg American Health Initiative website.
Additional Funding Opportunities
Additional funding opportunities may be found in the School's Funding Opportunities database according to a student's specific background and areas of interest.
State-specific Information for Online Students
Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.