- MPH or MSPH from a CEPH accredited institution. Additional foundational coursework will be required for individuals who do not meet this requirement.
- A minimum of 3 years of relevant public health practice. See concentration prerequisites below for additional detail.
- Official Transcripts - Official transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.
- Letters of Recommendation - Applicants must submit 3 letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to academic, practice and/or research abilities.
- Personal Statement - The personal statement should be no more than 1500 words in length and answer the following questions:
- Why are you interested in pursuing a DrPH degree?
- What are your specific areas of interest related to the concentration area you are applying?
- How has your public health practice experience prepared you for the DrPH concentration to which you are applying?
- How will obtaining a DrPH in the selected concentration area will help you meet your career objectives?
- What are your personal skills and general preparation that will help you succeed in this DrPH program?
- Resume or CV - An updated resume/CV that includes: Employment history, relevant public health practice experience, volunteer/service experience
- TOEFL or IELTS Scores - Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.
- Emergency Preparedness Concentration Prerequisites: A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant emergency preparedness experience. Examples of such experience include but are not limited to:
- Conducting a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA)
- Gathering community stakeholders to discuss vulnerabilities and planning strategies
- Coordinating and writing an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
- Conduct workshops to review the EOP
- Design, develop and execute Tabletop, Functional and Full-Scale Exercises to test the EOP
- Update the EOP on a regular basis
- Conduct community or organization Emergency Preparedness educational programs
- Participate in community planning meetings
- Actively contribute to the Incident Command (IC) process in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
- Coordinate (recruit, train, retain) community volunteers to assist in disaster response operations
- Work closely with community response organizations (Emergency Management, Volunteer Organizations, Law Enforcement, EMS)
- Write and submit periodic reports on community/organization ongoing operations
Detailed application and admissions criteria is located on the DrPH Admissions website: https://www.unmc.edu/publichealth/admissions/doctorofpublichealth.html
|CPH 500||FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH *||3|
|CPH 506||BIOSTATISTICS **||3|
|CPH 545||INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH DISPARITIES AND HEALTH EQUITY||3|
|CPH 563||HEALTHCARE STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MARKETING||3|
|CPH 628||EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS||3|
|CPH 705||PUBLIC HEALTH TEACHING AND TRAINING||3|
|CPH 718||LEADERSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE||3|
|HPRO 916||IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE MODELS AND METHODS||3|
|CPH 726||EXERCISE DESIGN||3|
|CPH 727||MANAGING COMPLEX DISASTERS||3|
|CPH 746||EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE||3|
|HPRO 903||MIXED METHODS RESEARCH||3|
|ELECTIVE COURSES*** (choose 4, > 1 at 700 level or higher)||12|
|PRACTICUM AND ILE COURSES||12|
|CPH 798||DRPH PRACTICUM||6|
|CPH 799||DRPH INTEGRATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE||6|
|Total Credit Hours||54-60|
*Only required if student does not have an MPH from an accredited institution
**Only required if student does not have a graduate-level course in Biostatistics. Consult with advisor.
***Registration with advisor permission
|EMPDRPH1||Create and evaluate emergency preparedness exercise programs for local, state, national agencies and organizations|
|EMPDRPH2||Construct and facilitate preparedness tabletop exercises, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises|
|EMPDRPH3||Organize and manage a command structure to support an expanding events to include simultaneous disasters|
|EMPDRPH4||Identify challenges based on complex disasters and formulate solutions to prepare for future events|
|EMPDRPH5||Evaluate disasters and effectively implement an Area Command or a Multiagency Coordination Center (MAC)|