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All students must hold a master’s or professional degree to be admitted to the doctor of public health program.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 48 credits, including 35 credits in required courses and 13 credits in dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation portfolio project courses. Successful completion of a comprehensive examination also is required.
|Required core courses|
|PUBH 8730||Doctor of Public Health Immersion *|
|PUBH 8706||Leadership Principles and Practice I|
|PUBH 8708||Applied Public Health Methods I|
|PUBH 8710||Public Health Project Management and Social Entrepreneurship|
|PUBH 8712||Public Health Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation|
|PUBH 8714||Leadership Principles and Practice II|
|PUBH 8716||Education and Workforce Development Approaches for Public Health Leaders|
|PUBH 8718||Public Health Communications and Marketing|
|PUBH 8720||Social Change and Collective Impact|
|PUBH 8722||Public Health Policy Analysis|
|PUBH 8724||Organizational Leadership and Change Management|
|PUBH 8726||Applied Public Health Methods II|
|PUBH 6080||Pathways to Public Health **|
|Dissertation portfolio courses|
|PUBH 8700||DrPH Seminar and Introduction to DrPH Applied Practice Experience (DAPEx)|
|PUBH 8703||Dissertation Portfolio: Independent Study I for DAPEx and Dissertation Proposal Development (taken for 0 to 2 credits)|
|PUBH 8705||Dissertation Portfolio: Independent Study II for DAPEx and Dissertation Proposal Development|
|PUBH 8707||Dissertation Portfolio: Dissertation Proposal Development|
|PUBH 8709||Dissertation Portfolio: Dissertation Proposal Defense|
|PUBH 8711||Dissertation Portfolio: DAPEx and Dissertation Implementation|
|PUBH 8713||Dissertation Portfolio: Dissertation Development|
|PUBH 8715||Dissertation Portfolio: Dissertation Defense|
|Students become eligible to sit for the comprehensive examination after all required coursework has been completed. The comprehensive examination is administered in May each year; specific dates are announced annually. The comprehensive examination may be retaken one time.|
*Taken by all DrPH students prior to the start of first fall semester.
**Required only for students who do not have an MPH degree from a CEPH accredited school.