"I'm really happy about my decision to come to Berkeley. It's really been pretty much everything I've expected in terms of being able to define my own program and my own vision for the future. And that's really the key is to be able to have that freedom to explore but within this guided program. It's really been one of the best decisions I've made."
The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree program is an interdisciplinary, school wide professional degree program which trains doctoral students to be research leaders, public health policymakers and public health practitioners. The DrPH degree is conferred in recognition of a candidate's command of a comprehensive body of knowledge in the field of public health and related disciplines, and of the candidate's proven ability to initiate, organize, and pursue the investigation of significant problems or interventions in public health.
The focus of this degree is the development of transdisciplinary knowledge about the determinants of health, and the scientific and professional leadership skills to translate this knowledge into effective health interventions.
Those who earn this degree are expected to occupy leadership positions that have major influence on public health research, policies, programs, systems, and institutions. Such leadership may be in diverse settings at the international, national, state, or local levels, and in the public, private and academic sectors.