Interdisciplinary Programs

HSPH offers a variety of interdisciplinary degrees and programs. The two public health degrees – the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) – aim to create the next generation of leaders in the field. The MPH, designed for those who have earned a doctoral degree in a related field, provides a broad understanding of public health with focused study in one of seven concentrations. The newly introduced DrPH is a first of its kind in the field of public health. The program offers advanced study in public health and the scholarship of translation for high-impact results through the application of scientific findings to address complex problems of public health policy and practice.

The school continues in its tradition of innovative research excellence by introducing an interdisciplinary master’s degree in computational biology and quantitative genetics. The research education continues through the Division of Biological Sciences; HSPH offers the PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health, with specializations in environmental health, genetics and complex diseases, immunology and infectious diseases, and nutrition.

A varied group of interdisciplinary concentrations enables students to enhance and further specialize their degrees, and the Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development sponsors leadership initiatives and mentoring.