CGU’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program gives you the knowledge and skills to enhance human health through population-based public health interventions that respond to the dynamic, interdependent nature of human systems and the environment.
With an emphasis on developing advanced leadership skills, this program offers advanced training in the five core areas of public health: social and behavioral health, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, and health systems. You’ll examine the practice of population-based public health interventions that respond to dynamic, ecological, and human-based systems, developing competency in public health research, teaching, and community practice. You’ll also develop the practical tools necessary to direct organizations to successful implementation of institutional vision and overall strategy. Our graduates emerge well prepared for evidence-based practice and leadership positions that apply translational and implementation science findings. DrPH alumni thrive in governmental, nonprofit, and private-sector settings as well as in teaching and conducting research at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- The DrPH program prepares graduates for evidence-based practice and leadership positions that apply translational and implementation science findings in governmental, nonprofit, and private-sector settings as well as for teaching and research in academia.
- Proximity to local health departments in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties provides many employment and educational opportunities for students.
- The SCGH Student Association provides opportunities for leadership and impact through intellectual, social, and cultural contributions that meet the needs of public health students through community service, dialogue, and special events.
- Classroom discussion and projects use the latest technologies to enhance learning and presentation skills, including in-class multimedia lectures and demonstrations.
- You can pursue the doctorate in public health in conjunction with another degree program, such as an MA in History. You earn a diploma for each degree and “double count” some units from one program to the other to decrease your required total units.