Georgia State to Offer Doctor Of Public Health Program For Working Professionals
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has approved a new Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program at Georgia State University, which will accept degree-seeking students in fall 2018. The program was approved on April 18.
The DrPH program seeks meet the growing need for public health professionals with advanced training and preparation for positions in leadership, applied research and other practice-based roles. The program will be run by Georgia State’s School of Public Health, which offers a bachelor of science in public health, master of public health degree in five concentrations, Ph.D. programs in four concentrations, a graduate certificate in public health and several dual degrees.
The DrPH program will give public health professionals who may not be interested in a research career in academia an opportunity to pursue a doctorate. The program will prepare graduates for careers as senior-level administrators, applied researchers, policy makers and educators who will provide leadership to protect and improve the public’s health.