Our Public Health Program is dynamic, active and innovative. We have developed a state of the art curriculum. One of our strengths are the Public Health Laboratories compounds by: Teaching Lab, Dry Lab, Environmental Health Lab, Molecular and Genetics lab and Vector Borne Diseases Lab. Our faculty are experts with years of experience in the practice and teaching of Public Health. The Public Health Program offers three (3) tracks of Masters in Public Health: General Track, Environmental Track and Epidemiology Trak also, a Doctorate in Epidemiology, the only of its kind in the Caribbean. We can give hands on community experience so that students can apply the classroom concepts to real world settings. The relatively small community encourages communication between classmates and faculty. The interdisciplinary environment of PHSU promotes integration of our different programs giving our students the opportunity to interact, work together and learn from one another.
Come and visit our program. Let us answer your questions and inspire you with a vision of what a career in public health could contribute to your professional development. We will have faculty and students for you to talk with about public health and great support staff who can guide you in the administrative process to apply for the program.
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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.