Public Health Practice, DrPH

Doctor of Public Health Degree in Public Health Practice

University of Nebraska Medical Center

  • Fully Online
  • 54 - 57
  • $597.00
  • $597.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Doctor of Public Health Program (DrPH) in Public Health Practice prepares students to work as leaders or administrators in a variety of practice-based settings within the public, private or academic sectors. 

Students in the DrPH program gain: 

  • Competence in the areas of data analysis; leadership, management and governance; policy and programs; and education and workforce development. 
  • Advanced-level practice experiences working with leaders in public health practice.
  • Skills to achieve important, broad-reaching, public health objectives in their communities. 

In addition, students choose a concentration:

  • Epidemiology
  • Emergency Preparedness (application not currently open. Please click "request info" for more information on both concentrations.

The DrPH in Public Health Practice degree prepares students to work as a leader or administrator in a variety of practice-based settings within the public, private or academic sectors. DrPH graduates advance programs, policies, and systems to improve population health in the United States and globally.

Career Outlook:

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow at a rate of 14%, much faster than the average for all occupations. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.

Career options may include:

  • Health department director
  • Health policy advisor
  • Public health program director
  • Community health manager

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Council on Education for Public Health