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DrPH in Epidemiology

This program is designed to help you become a public health leader. In this program, you'll learn how to identify factors that affect the health of populations and how to create, implement, and evaluate disease control and prevention strategies. In addition to taking courses in advanced research methods and a minor area of your choosing, you’ll also learn about leadership, management, and grant writing. Areas of specialization range from health data and information systems to chronic disease prevention. And our faculty are studying everything from food safety, to diabetes, to gene-environment interactions, which means you can find the mentor who’s right for you.

Quick facts, careers, and skills

When you leave this program, you’ll be ready to step into a leadership role that puts you at the forefront of implementing disease control and prevention strategies that improve public health.

Quick facts

Program location: CU Anschutz
Credit hours: 55
Est. time to complete: 3-6 years

Sample careers

Program director
Health program consultant
& more

Skills you'll gain

Research methods
Proposal writing
& more


Upon entering the DrPH program, students will have three years to pass the written qualifying exam and should complete the dissertation and public defense of the dissertation within seven years of entering the program.

Each student, in consultation with their faculty advisor, will develop a proposed course of study. The course of study must specify both a major focus area of study, selective courses to be taken, and proposed timeline for courses, practicum, preliminary and comprehensive exams, and dissertation. 

Total credits: 55


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