The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree is the highest professional degree for the public health practitioner. DrPH training is appropriate for those who seek the advanced knowledge and practical skills required to be a leader in public health.
The Tufts DrPH degree offers students training in the public health disciplines and practice, with an applied, interdisciplinary view. The program draws from Tufts University’s distinguished graduate schools in medicine, dentistry, nutrition, veterinary sciences, engineering and international relations. Doctoral students are taught by our nationally- and internationally-renowned faculty who bring with their public health training a wide range of interdisciplinary expertise in areas including: law, medicine, veterinary medicine, sociology, environmental science and engineering, nutrition, infectious diseases, communications, social work, and global health. The program prepares students to occupy leadership positions within domestic and international public health organizations in an increasingly multidisciplinary and globalized world.
The Tufts DrPH program is primarily for students who have obtained a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and who have postgraduate professional public health experience; however, candidates may enter the program from other health-related fields. The program is designed to be completed in four full-time years for those applicants who enter with an MPH from a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited institution. The program is offered on both a full and part-time basis. A limited number of scholarships are available for highly-competitive, full-time students.