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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.  

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 2021 and June 2022.


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 Webinar Recording:

Our program director, Professor Janice Bowie, has recorded our September informational webinar that offers an overview of the DrPH program curriculum, major milestones, concentration options and format, our GRE expectations, and tips for submitting a strong application, along with a Q&A that covers many common questions applicants have about our program.

Bloomberg School of Public Health Virtual Open Houses:

October 9 & November 6, 2020- 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.


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 2020-2021 is US $1,197*. This would be an approximate tuition cost of $76,608 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. Please note that this is a highly competitive fellowship and applicants should plan for additional funding options. Interested students must apply for both the DrPH program and the Fellowship (two separate applications) by December 1, 2020 in order to be considered for funding beginning in 2021. 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.

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.