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.

Special Accreditation

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

School Accreditation Statement

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