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Are you ready to become a leader in public health and healthcare? The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) programme at Harvard is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to make a real impact in the field. This unique three-year programme, with an option to extend to a fourth year, focuses on advanced education in public health, management, leadership, communications, and innovation thinking. You will work closely with Harvard's world-renowned faculty and collaborate with a small group of students to address complex public health issues and drive organizational and societal change. The programme culminates in a Doctoral Project where you will apply your learning to real-world challenges. To be eligible, you need a master's or doctoral degree in health sciences or a related field, along with at least six years of full-time public health experience. If you aspire to lead in public health, the Harvard DrPH will prepare you to transform research into effective policies and initiatives that improve individual and population health.

About the course

Learn to translate knowledge into powerful results as the leader of a public health organization.

For more information on the DrPH Program, please visit our website (

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Entry Requirements

A master’s OR doctoral degree in the health sciences or in another related field or non-US equivalent.
At least six years of full-time public health and/or public service experience in a relevant discipline. Advanced degrees will not be considered in lieu of work experience as coursework will build directly on professional skills and experiences.
Prior coursework in public health-related methods and in specific technical areas of public health is also beneficial.


All students admitted to the DrPH program, including international students, should complete the financial aid application process. For admitted students with financial need, 50% tuition scholarships are offered for the first two years of the program.

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Student Profile

Sarah MacDonald, MS ’15

Shortly before graduating with her master of science degree in 2015, Sarah MacDonald had the opportunity to present her thesis work at the American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Her research, conducted in collaboration with faculty member Dr. Sonia Hernández-Díaz, found that women with epilepsy were at higher risk for a variety of adverse outcomes—including maternal mortality—during hospital deliveries in the US. While at the annual meeting in DC she also gave print and video interviews for the website Neurology Advisor. Moving forward, Sarah will be entering the doctoral program at Harvard Chan with the support of a three-year scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

You can read more here: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/admissions/degree-programs/master-of-science/

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