JPHCOPH

DrPH in Community Health Behavior and Education

Mission and Overview

The mission of the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree – Community Health Behavior and Education program concentration is to prepare students to assume leadership positions within community health programs. Equipped with a sound grounding in social and behavioral sciences theory, the graduate will be well prepared to provide leadership in a variety of community/public health programs, conduct community‐based participatory programs, seek funding through grant writing, and to develop and disseminate evidence-based research.

All Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health students who select to study the DrPH – Community Health Behavior and Education degree program will complete a minimum of 60 credits. Students pursuing this degree will take Public Health Sciences Core Courses (15 credits), Advanced Program Concentration Courses – Community Health Behavior and Education (33 credits inclusive of elective), Doctoral Public Health Field Preceptorship (3 hours), and a Dissertation (9-18 hours). Upon completion of the DrPH – Community Health Behavior and Education students will be trained to provide leadership in Community Health Behavior and Education in a variety of public health settings.

For more information regarding the degree, please follow the link to the JPHCOPH Degrees and Programs page.

Last updated: 11/5/2020

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