4-9 years
Part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available

About this program

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

As the most advanced, professional qualification in public health, the DrPH prepares early- to mid-career domestic and international public health professionals to assume leadership roles in public health policy and practice positions as well as in health services delivery settings.

The Schoolwide DrPH program is a flexible, part-time program delivered through online and intensive, week-long on-site courses in summer and winter institutes (in June and January respectively). Students are expected to remain in relevant public health employment throughout their studies.

The DrPH program is built around foundational competencies that focus on leadership, analytical skills, communication, policy, management, and program design and evaluation. Instruction is delivered through an integrated sequence of problem-based learning classes that address current public health challenges and provide students with opportunities to apply skills in a close to real-life setting.

Admission requirements

Prior Graduate Degree

MPH or other health-related master's degree; students who have not completed an MPH may need to take additional core coursework concurrent with the 57 didactic credits required for the DrPH.

Prior Work Experience

Minimum 3 years of professional, full-time public health experience in the applicant's area of interest by the Dec. 1st application deadline.

English Language Proficiency Scores & Waiver Criteria

Most International applicants must submit scores of an English language proficiency test, meet one of the exemption criteria on the Admissions website, or qualify for a waiver through the DrPH Program. Information regarding test options also are available on the Admissions website.

International applicants to the DrPH program who would typically be required to submit an English language proficiency test score score may be waived from the requirement if one or both of the following criteria are met:

  1. If an applicant is in the process of completing a master’s degree from a U.S. institution; or
  2. If an applicant provides a copy of expired (i.e., >2 years old) English language waiver scores that demonstrate satisfactory mastery of English language.

English Language Proficiency Test

Most international applicants must submit scores of an English language proficiency test. Unless an applicant meets one of the exemption criteria listed below, official English language proficiency test scores less than 2 years old will be required as part of the application. To fulfill this requirement, the Bloomberg School will accept scores from the following tests. Please contact Admissions Services if you have questions about acceptable test scores. We do not accept the TOEFL Essentials or TOEFL IPT.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school website.

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Program content

  • Custom Track
  • Environmental Health Concentration (2 tracks available)
    • Environmental Health Track
    • Health Security Track
  • Global Health: Policy & Evaluation Concentration
  • Health Equity & Social Justice Concentration
  • Health Policy & Management Concentration (4 tracks available)
    • Healthcare Management & Leadership
    • Health Policy
    • Public Health Informatics
    • Quality & Patient Safety
  • Implementation Science Concentration
  • Women's & Reproductive Health Concentration (under development and pending MHEC approval)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school website for more information


Tuition fee: $1,270 per credit

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Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH), the number one ranked school of public health in the world, is dedicated to the improvement of health for all people and the education of a diverse global community of research...

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Contact info

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

615 N. Wolfe Street
21205 Baltimore MD

Phone no: +1 844-379-1319

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