Learn to translate knowledge into powerful results as the leader of a public health organization.

The Harvard Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) will prepare you for high-level leadership to make a difference in public health and healthcare. This first-of-its-kind multidisciplinary degree provides advanced education in public health along with mastery of skills in management, leadership, communications, and innovative thinking. This is accomplished within a highly collaborative, small-group learning environment.

The DrPH Program is a three-year program that has the option of being completed in four years. During this time, students will learn how to address complex problems of public health policy and use advanced analytical and managerial tools to lead organizational and societal change. You will learn the scholarship of translation, assembling scientific evidence, and using it to achieve real results in the field. Also, you will gain hands-on experience working to achieve a specific public health objective under the guidance of Harvard’s world-renowned faculty.

As a result, DrPH students have been able to make incredible discoveries, have gained accolades within public health, and published many articles, journals, and papers in public health. To learn more about these accomplishments, please visit the DrPH Student News link.

Students are currently preparing for their Oral Final Examination: the last evaluation of the student’s work in the program, focusing on the Doctoral Project, which they complete for their third year. Please visit the Oral Final Examination Announcement link to view the Doctoral Projects students have worked on to obtain their DrPH degree.