Why Earn a DrPH?
As an experienced public health professional, you understand how factors such as access
to health care, healthy food and education can impact the health of communities. The
DrPH degree gives you the leadership skills to put those programs into practice.
Why Earn a DrPH from SUNY Downstate?
Like our MPH program, Downstate's Doctor of Public Health program focuses on "Building the Bridge to Health Equity" in urban and immigrant communities. As the only Health Sciences University with
an academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve communities of immigrants from across
the world. Our extensive network of partners means you'll work with clinical research
groups, local and national health departments and community organizations to put your
training to work. As you participate in our part-time program, you'll develop broad
and deep competence as public health practitioners.
What You Will Learn
- The DrPH program builds from the skills you already have. In-depth applied experiences
will help you pursue valuable professional opportunities.
- You will take four foundation courses, in quantitative research methods; study design;
public health management and ethics; and public health policy and politics.
- Another four classes will focus on one of three concentrations—epidemiology, community
health sciences, or environmental & occupational health.
- Electives, a qualifying examination, and a dissertation complete your studies.