Degree Requirements: 60 Credit Hours
Our doctorate degree in public health will prepare you for broad-based public health practice through advanced courses in: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health services administration and social and behavioral sciences.
Because public health is an interdisciplinary field with several career options, graduates can pursue several careers, such as: healthcare administrator, university or college professor, health policy analyst, biostatistician and epidemiologist.
The DrPH is a 60-credit hour degree program and is designed to be completed in three or four years. See the DrPH Plans of Study. In addition to coursework, students complete a 300-hour preceptorship and are required to prepare, complete and successfully defend a dissertation.
The DrPH program offers students the opportunity to specialize their training in five program concentration areas on our Statesboro campus:
- Community Health Behavior and Education
- Health Policy & Management
- New Public Health Leadership