Why Earn a DPH?
As an experienced public health professional, you understand how access to health
care, healthy food and education can impact vulnerable communities. This terminal
degree gives you the leadership skills to put those programs into practice.
Why Earn a DPH 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 academic health 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
What You Will Learn
- The doctor of public health program builds off the skills you already have. In-depth
research and clinical experiences will help you pursue valuable professional opportunities.
- You'll take four core classes, 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 and a dissertation complete your studies.