The concentration was developed to improve the leadership skills of students in order to meet the public health challenges facing society in the 21st century. This interdisciplinary concentration is geared toward students who desire careers in leading and implementing transformative public health initiatives. The curriculum focuses on theories, models, and skills that will enable students to enter or reenter the public health profession and assume positions of responsibility with confidence and authority. Students explore areas of leadership development through coursework, experiential workshops, hands-on experience, and reflection. As the concentration does not offer a degree, prospective students apply to a degree program in one of the participating departments: Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health and Population, Health Policy and Management, Nutrition, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Students must fulfill the requirements of the home department, which issues the degree, and the requirements of the concentration, which include the core courses in public health leadership. The concentration is limited to participating departments.
Public Health Leadership Program