The Doctor of Public Health (DPH) program is a terminal degree of public health, and the most common among doctoral degree programs in public health. MPH graduates that are considering furthering their career within leadership, public health research, or education as a college professor can choose to pursue their DrPH degree.
Most DrPH programs concentrate on the following areas:
- Health Methodology
Typically, it should be noted that Ph.D. programs tend to be more focused on the research aspect of public health, while the DrPH focuses more on applied knowledge. This is not always the case, however.