Doctor of Public Health / Leadership
University of Illinois at Chicago

Program Details

The online Doctor of Public Health in Leadership is tailored to mid-career public health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and practice of public health through a program that provides comprehensive leadership training in all areas of public health, exposing students to the latest in research, practice, and theory.  Courses teach the skills to lead practice-based research, influence public health policy, effect change in health systems and institutions, and assume key roles in the public health community at local, national, and international levels.


  • Students must hold a master’s degree from an accredited school of public health or a master’s degree in a related field
  • Have three or more years of full-time, paid, professional experience in public health in a leadership position (or in mid to senior level management positions that demonstrate evidence of leadership potential)
  • Personal statement

Attendance at the yearly DrPH Summer Institute, a three-day program in August, is essential and required of all DrPH Leadership students.

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission