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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.

School-wide competencies for the legacy DrPH program can be found here. 

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 DrPH program; our next cohorts begin in June 2019 and June 2020.

Our program director hosts two informational webinars, one in summer and one in fall, that offer an overview of the DrPH program curriculum, major milestones, concentration options and format, and an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

School-wide DrPH Webinars:

If you 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, you also may listen to one of our recorded webinars by clicking on the following link: September 2018 DrPH Webinar

Bloomberg School of Public Health Open House:

In (TBD) October 2019 (1:00-4:30 pm ET), the School will hold an Open House to provide applicants with the opportunity to learn more about the School's programs and services. A representative from the DrPH program will be on hand to answer general questions about the program during the Graduate Information Fair and DrPH program faculty will discuss the program during a dedicated breakout session. Additional information and registration details (RSVP required) are available on the Admissions website.


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 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 American Health Initiative website.

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.

Financial Aid

Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information on loans or federal aid. The Financial Aid Office also provides information regarding cost of attendance.


If you have additional questions regarding the DrPH program after reading the additional pages within this site and reviewing the FAQs, please write to the program office at

State-specific Information for Online Students

Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.