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Doctor of Public Health

DrPH Program


The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program at Georgia Southern University will prepare you to be an effective public health professional. Whether you’re a full-time student or an employed public health professional, our program will give you the knowledge, skills and values you’ll need to join the workforce or to upgrade your skills and your career path.

The DrPH Program offers students the opportunity to specialize their training in four program concentration areas:

Courses and Program Details

No matter your concentration, our doctorate degree in public health will prepare you for broad-based public health practice through advanced courses in:

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health services administration
  • Social and behavioral sciences

What to Do with Your Degree

By completing the Doctor of Public Health at Georgia Southern, you will demonstrate the command of a wide body of public health knowledge and will prove your ability to understand, organize and pursue the investigation of public health problems. Learn about our public health outcomes and competencies.

With a doctorate degree in public health, you are expected to occupy leadership positions in public health and other related areas. Because public health is an interdisciplinary field with several career options, graduates can pursue several careers, such as:

  • Healthcare Administrator
  • University or college professor
  • Health Policy Analyst
  • Biostatistician
  • Epidemiologist

Last updated: 5/19/2019