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Dornsife School of Public Health

Students working in a lab

The Dana and David Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University was founded on the principle of health as a human right and the recognition of the importance of social justice as a means to achieve health for all. We define health broadly to encompass physical, mental and social well-being and not merely as the absence of disease or infirmity. We view the focus on the health of populations as a distinguishing feature of the field of public health. Our focus on population health requires us to consider not only the characteristics of individuals but also the broader social, economic, and policy contexts of health.

Our mission is to provide education, conduct research, and partner with communities and organizations to improve the health of populations. We view health as a human right and have a special commitment to improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities, and promoting health in all policies.

As part of a top-tier comprehensive research university, students benefit from specialized research centers and cross-disciplinary collaborations within the University, the City of Philadelphia and throughout the world.

Program Degree Offered Location
Biostatistics MS Philadelphia
Community Health and Prevention DrPH Philadelphia
Joint Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health MD/MPH Philadelphia
Epidemiology PhD, MS Philadelphia
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate Online
Global Health Certificate Online
Health Policy and Social Justice DrPH Philadelphia
Joint Juris Doctorate and Master of Public Health JD/MPH Philadelphia
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Certificate Online
Public Health – Full-Time MPH Philadelphia
Public Health – Executive MPH Philadelphia