Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Objection
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
Unversity of Maryland, College Park
Proposal
DoctorateDoctor of Public Health Yes11/28/2019Not Approved2/21/2020
Doctor of Public Health Program Description
The DrPH will be offered in a hybrid format, with most of the coursework online but with an additional requirement that students spend two one-week periods per year on campus (in January and August). This hybrid format and cohort structure promotes a learning community for full-time students, who would be able to complete the program in three years. The curriculum consists of 44 total credits beyond the Master’s degree: 13 core credits, 16 specialization credits, and 15 culminating experience credits. <br> <br>The proposed program will be primarily taught online, with a focus on Executive Leadership in Public Health. The expected student will be an experienced public health practitioner with at least 3 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility and leadership, and will have already earned a Master’s degree, either a Master of Public Health, a Master of Health Administration, or another relevant credential. It is expected that applicants to the proposed program will be working full time and will be able to complete all requirements of the DrPH within three years. An internship will be required and a capstone project will be the culminating scholarship requirement as opposed to a more conventional research-based dissertation.
Objection(s) to Proposal and Response(s) Listed Below
MSU's Objection to UMCP DrPH proposal.pdfMSU's Objection to UMCP DrPH proposal.pdf​​, UMCP Response to MSU Objection.pdfUMCP Response to MSU Objection.pdf​​​