Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
12/5/2016Johns Hopkins University
Proposal
Dr.P.H.Doctor of Public Health2/3/2017
Doctor of Public Health Program Description
The Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) is built around a set of common, foundational competencies that all students entering the program will be expected to achieve.  The course requirements provide a breadth of skills relevant to public health leadership, including data analysis, health policy, management, and ethics, with particular emphasis on leadership and communication.  A series of problem-based courses rooted in real cases provides students with opportunities to integrate skills and apply them to real world problems while working in diverse, multidisciplinary teams.  The additional credits associated with the student’s concentration or customized course of study allow more in-depth exploration of specific topical areas and skills.  The program is being modified to have a stronger practice orientation in the core requirements and to allow students to customize a program of study tailored to their own particular interests and needs.  Graduates of the program will be able to identify, synthesize and apply evidence-based public health research and theory from a broad range of disciplines; identify and analyze ethical issues, including balancing the claims of personal liberty with the responsibility to protect and improve the health of the population; influence decision making regarding policies and practices that advance public health using scientific knowledge; enable organizations and communities to create, communicate and apply shared visions, missions and values; and design and evaluate system-level and programmatic initiatives.