- 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.
- Epidemiology Concentration Prerequisites: A minimum of 3 years of relevant public health practice experience with emphasis on epidemiology. Examples of such experience include but not limited to:
- Designing, implementing, and evaluating a public health surveillance system
- Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating public health data
- Analyzing health trends and patterns in a population to assist in the development of interventions or needs assessments
- Creating data visualizations and reports based on analysis results
- Conducting data automation and linkages between systems
- Responding to and advising on public health data requests, including data sharing and research agreements
- Conducting outbreak investigations
- Designing and preparing surveillance and field investigation protocols, survey instruments, and surveillance forms
- Responding to public inquiries on epidemiologic issues
Detailed application and admissions criteria is located on the DrPH Admissions website at https://www.unmc.edu/publichealth/admissions/doctorofpublichealth.html
|CPH 500||FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH *||3|
|CPH 628||EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS 1 (**)||3|
|CPH 700||HEALTH EQUITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT||3|
|CPH 704||ADVOCACY AND POLICY ENGAGEMENT||3|
|CPH 705||PUBLIC HEALTH TEACHING AND TRAINING||3|
|CPH 707||ADVANCED PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT||3|
|CPH 711||COMMUNICATION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERS||3|
|CPH 712||SYSTEMS AND STRATEGIC THINKING||3|
|CPH 621||APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY||3|
|CPH 626||HEALTH INFORMATION AND SURVEILLANCE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE||3|
|CPH 746||EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE||3|
|CPH 757||SURVEY RESEARCH METHODS||3|
|ELECTIVE COURSES (At least 3 of the 12 credit hours must be 700-level)||12|
|PRACTICUM AND ILE COURSES||12|
|CPH 798||DRPH PRACTICUM||1-6|
|CPH 799||DRPH INTEGRATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE||1-6|
|Total Credit Hours||54-60|
*Only required if student does not have an MPH from an accredited program
**Only required if student has not taken a similar graduate-level course.
Students must also complete a zero-credit hour Digital Portfolio.
|EPIDRPH1||Critically review and interpret scientific literature to synthesize evidence, identify gaps and inform public health research and practice|
|EPIDRPH2||Use epidemiologic concepts and methods to design, implement, and evaluate research studies and public health programs|
|EPIDRPH3||Select and utilize appropriate epidemiologic data and analytic methods, and interpret the results to inform public health research and practice|
|EPIDRPH4||Incorporate ethical principles and cultural sensitivity into the design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination for public health research and practice|
|EPIDRPH5||Communicate epidemiologic concepts and findings orally and in writing in accordance with professional standards to professional audiences, policy makers, and the public|