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DrPH in Public Health Leadership

Mission and Overview

The mission of the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree – Public Health Leadership program concentration is to develop with appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities, public health leaders. The curriculum is focused on providing leadership training and experiences in the public health community. The goal of the Public Health Leadership Program is to prepare leaders adept at complex problem solving, efficient utilization of resources, analyzing health needs in the community, policy development and implementation and partnership building. Upon completing this program, students will be prepared to assume a wide array of advanced leadership roles throughout public health to improve the health of communities, reduce health disparities, develop the health and public health infrastructure, and serve diverse populations.

All Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health students who select to study the DrPH – Public Health Leadership 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 – Public Health Leadership (33 credits inclusive of elective), Doctoral Public Health Field Preceptorship (3 hours), and a Dissertation (9-18 hours). Upon completion of the DrPH – Public Health Leadership students will be trained to provide leadership in public health and health organizations in a variety of settings.

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

Last updated: 11/5/2020