graduate programs and degrees

Doctoral Degree Programs

SPHTM currently offers two doctoral degrees:

  • Doctor of Philosophy In Public Health (PhD)
  • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

All doctoral programs require a minimum of 72 credits, independent research, and a dissertation.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health is an academic research degree that prepares students for research roles in a variety of public health settings. The PhD provides an understanding of theory and mechanisms of a topic area, research methods for conducting original research, and problem-solving approaches in public health settings. Students obtain in-depth knowledge of a public health field plus skills in research applications and methods. Graduates are prepared for careers in academic research, research institutes, and agencies. The PhD in Public Health is offered with concentrations in: 

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) is a professional doctoral degree that prepares students for leadership roles in public health practice. The DrPH builds on the five areas of public health as a foundation for problem solving and management in the practice world including local, state, federal, and international public health agencies and organizations. The DrPH is offered in the area of:



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