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 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.
Legacy DrPH students (as of September 2016 and prior) 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.
Competencies for the school-wide DrPH program that began in 2018 are posted in the Curriculum section of this site.
Thank you for your interest in the next DrPH program cohort that begins June 2019.
We currently have scheduled two informational webinars in which we will offer an overview of the DrPH program curriculum, major milestones, concentration options and format, and answer questions you may have.
School-wide DrPH Webinars:
- Tuesday, July 10, 2018 12:00 pm (noon) -1:15 pm EDT
- Monday, September 24, 2018 12:00 pm (noon) -1:15 pm EDT
Click this link to RSVP for one of the webinars noted above (required).
If you are unable to attend one of the webinars above, or would like to learn more about the DrPH program curriculum, major milestones, concentration options and format, and hear answers to questions that applicants like you have asked, please listen to one of the previous webinars hosted by our Program Director, Dr. Sara Bennett. You may access the webinars by clicking on the following links: August 2017 recording or September 2017 recording
TUITION AND FUNDING
As students within a part-time program, DrPH students pay per credit. The current per credit tuition rate for Academic Year 2018-2019 is US $1,128*. This would be an approximate tuition cost of $72,192 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
Students enrolled in the DrPH program finance their graduate studies through a variety of funding options. The Bloomberg American Health Initiative will offer funding for 10 Bloomberg Doctoral Fellows whose areas of research and practice align with one of the Initiative's five focus areas. Interested students must apply for both the DrPH program and the Fellowship (two separate applications) by December 1, 2018 in order to be considered for funding beginning in 2019. For further details regarding eligibility and the application process, please visit the Bloomberg Fellows application page.
Additional Funding Opportunities
Additional funding opportunities may be found in the 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.