The College of Public Health will offer the doctor of public health degree beginning fall semester 2007. The board of regents approved the degree program during its August meeting.
UGA will be the first institution in Georgia to offer this degree, which will be an extension of the established master of public health degree currently offered at the college. The DrPH is a professional doctoral degree designed to train leaders in public health at the local, state and national levels.
The recent addition of concentration areas in health administration, biostatistics and epidemiology to the MPH program, along with the approval of the DrPH program, completes the requirements needed for the college to proceed with accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health.