DrPH Program Requirements

With extraordinary access to world-renowned experts and scientists, doctoral students at the Mailman School work at the cutting edge of public health science and practice. Collaborating closely with faculty mentors, students develop their capacity to create knowledge in the field and make a vital contribution to improve population health.

Both doctoral programs train candidates to create new knowledge and research and apply them to important public health issues and identify and implement potential solutions. The DrPH degree is for individuals seeking expertise in the application of science to public health leadership, practice and program development.

Graduation Requirements

The DrPH and PhD doctoral program requirements include course work, written qualifying examinations, and the completion and oral defense of a doctoral dissertation representing original research.