The purpose of the Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology (DrPH) is
to educate professionals with knowledge, skills and abilities in the
development of epidemiological methodology applied to health needs
including the identification of risk factors, clinical research,
programs assessment, prevention, protection and treatment of diseases.
These professionals will contribute to the enhancement of the public
health through analyses and reformulation of laws that impact health on
the local, state and federal levels.
The DrPH is awarded after the successful completion of an
interdisciplinary 63-credits curriculum. Students take a comprehensive
test at the end of the 2nd year after their completing their class work.
An original research of a significant contribution to the scientific
knowledge or epidemiological application in a particular health field
must be completed during the final years of the Program.
Cost per credit is $337.00 residents and $383.00 non-residents. Other
annual fees apply.
The applicant must:
Present evidence of the
successful completion of a masterís degree in an institution
accredited by the PR Council of Education or by a US recognized
Have completed three
credits of College Mathematics and the following courses prior to
Administration of Health Services/
Psychosocial Aspects of Public Health
*If the student is missing any of these credits, they can be taken
in our Institution or another one.
Have a minimum overall GPA
of 3.0 (on a 4.0 points scale).
Have taken the GRE
examination (General Test) with a minimum score of 500 (290 new
score), no more than five years earlier
Attend a personal interview
Submit the following
from all universities attended (undergraduate & graduate).
Three letters of
recommendation written by professors or individuals familiar
with the applicantís professional work and skills using the
format provided with the application form.
GRE official score
www.ets.org/gre - no more than 5 years earlier
Certificate of No Penal
fee of US$100 - non-refundable
Essay and Curriculum
Upon acceptance, all students are required to submit the following:
Written confirmation of
acceptance and a non-refundable deposit of US$100.00 to secure the
seat in the entering class.
Physical Exam (form
provided by Admissions Office)
Evidence of up to date
immunization record (must include Varicella, Td Adult, MMR and three
doses of Hepatitis B).
Other documents will be
notified as pertinent.
Application for Admission to the DrPH in Epidemiology can also be
obtained personally at our Admissions Office.
Deadline to submit a complete application - May 30