New York Medical College

School of Health Sciences and Practice

Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy and Management DrPH Curriculum


Curricular Components

The program has a residency requirement of at least two years and is a 54-credit post-masters program, with credits derived from coursework, internships, and dissertation work. Applicants to the program must have attained a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy and Management or a comparable degree. An applicant's coursework will be evaluated upon receipt of a completed application to determine whether additional graduate coursework may be required prior to admission to the doctoral program.

The program is structured with three components:


Coursework (39 credits): All students are required to take a minimum of 39 credits of didactic coursework as part of the program. Course selection is conducted with an advisor as part of an individual program plan.

Internship (6 credits - HPM 9090): Students are provided with opportunities to interact with other public health professionals in a variety of settings and to apply their skills to real-world problems under the guidance of a mentor. These internships will make use of the rich academic and practice environment offered by New York Medical College, its hospital and county health department affiliates, or other health-related organizations.

Dissertation Research (9 credits - HPM 9095): The dissertation serves as the culmination of the research competency of the doctoral program. The dissertation must address an original research question and the student must interpret and discuss the significance and potential application of the study results within the context of the public health arena.