The DrPH is the highest professional degree in the field of public health practice. Beyond public health, the DrPH in Leadership, Advocacy, and Equity is intended for early to mid-level career professionals to prepare them for positions of leadership in any practice setting. Spanning the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the program is interdisciplinary in nature, providing an incubator for creative, innovative collaborations across varied backgrounds, experiences, and practice settings of students, faculty, staff, and external preceptors. Real world challenges, data, and opportunities will be integrated throughout the program, leading to a greater network for alumni and highly competitive graduates in positions of leadership.
Courses are delivered in a combination of case studies, discussion, didactic pedagogies, integrated opportunities to engage in real-world challenges, and the development of a successful work portfolio. The work portfolio demonstrates mastery at the doctoral level of a broad set of competencies, including concentration specific skills in leadership, advocacy, and equity. The work products from the portfolio are the results of the integrated learning experience and applied practice experience and should be fully transportable for graduates in positions of leadership.
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Prerequisite Coursework* (15 semester hours)
SPHL 6020 Foundations in Public Health
SPHL 6050 Biostatistics for Public Health (or equivalent)
SPHL 6060 Epidemiology for Public Health (or equivalent)
SPHL 6070 Health Systems Policy and Management (or equivalent)
SPHL 6080 Design Strategies in PH Programs
* Waived with an earned MPH or equivalent coursework with an A or B on transcript
DrPH Foundational Required Courses (18 semester hours)
SBPS 6810 Community and Public Education
SPHL 7250 Methods of Research in Public Health
SBPS 7100 Public Health Policy and Practice
SBPS 7220 Community Organization: Community Work for Social Justice
SPHL 7020 Leadership Theory and Practice for Public Health Professionals
SPHL 8010 Budget and Financial Management
DrPH Advanced Required Courses (15 semester hours)
SBPS 8750 Social Determinants of Health I: Theory
SPHL 8770 Social Determinants of Health in Public Health Practice
SPHL 8100 Health Equity and Advocacy
SPHL 8020 Leadership and Strategic Management
SBPS 8820 Advanced Program Planning and Grant Writing
Practicum and Portfolio (3 semester hours)
Applied Practice Experience
Integrative Learning Experience
Electives (6 semester hours)
Elective hours may be chosen from any online 7000 or 8000 level course across SPHL or in other schools with pre-approval from the faculty advisor.