The DrPH in Public Health Practice is a 54-57 credit hour online professional doctoral degree program designed for public health practitioners with three or more years of experience. All DrPH students will attain competence in the areas of data analysis; leadership, management and governance; policy and programs; and education and workforce development. In addition, students will receive additional training in a concentration area. DrPH students will engage in advanced level applied practice experiences collaborating with public health practitioners to develop leadership competencies and contribute to the public health field. DrPH students also complete a practice-based dissertation consistent with advanced practice in order to influence programs, policies or systems addressing public health.
DrPH Core Curriculum
College of Public Health Required Course (3 Cr. Hrs.)
- CPH 500 - Foundations of Public Health - 3 Cr. Hrs.
(Only required if student does not have an MPH)
CORE Courses (18 Cr. Hrs.)
- CPH 545 - Health Equity and Leadership - 3 Cr. Hrs.
- HPRO 916 - Implementation Science Models and Methods - 3 Cr. Hrs.
- CPH 563 - Strategic Planning and Management - 3 Cr. Hrs.
- CPH 718 - Leadership Theory and Practice - 3 Cr. Hrs.
- CPH 705 - Public Health Teaching and Training - 3 Cr. Hrs.
- CPH 628 - Epidemiologic Methods - 3 Cr. Hrs.
CONCENTRATIONS (12 Cr. Hrs.)
PRACTICUM REQUIREMENTS (6 Cr. Hrs.)
- CPH 798 - DRPH Practicum - 1-6 Cr. Hrs.
PRACTICE-BASED DISSERTATIONS (6 Cr. Hrs.)
- CPH 799 - DRPH Integrative Learning Experience - 1-6 Cr. Hrs.
The Epidemiology concentration offers rigorous training in epidemiologic concepts and methodology. The curriculum allows students to acquire core competencies in epidemiologic methods as well as the flexibility to tailor course work to best serve individual career goals as public health leaders. The Epidemiology concentration is designed to develop public health leaders who are skilled identifying the factors that affect the health of a population and developing, implementing and evaluating disease control and prevention strategies to improve public health. Graduates will be prepared to hold leadership positions and conduct applied research in public health practice at the local, state or national levels, industry and academia.
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (12 Cr. Hrs.)
- CPH 621 - Applied Epidemiology - 3 Cr. Hrs.
- CPH 746 - Epidemiology in Public Health Practice - 3 Cr. Hrs.
- CPH 757 - Survey Research Methods - 3 Cr. Hrs.
- CPH 626 - Health Information and Surveillance for Public Health Practice - 3 Cr. Hrs.
ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS (12 Cr. Hrs. - Choose 4; 3 or more must be 700 level)
- Elective Credits are selected in consultation with a student’s academic advisor and allow the student to gain further knowledge and skills in areas of interest to the student
The UNMC College of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).For more information on the accreditation process and documents, please click here to go to the Accreditation page.