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 Degrees & Programs


 Master of Public Health

The Colorado School of Public Health offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program at all three of our collaborating institutional campuses. Each campus offers different areas of study based on the academic and research expertise of the institution. By offering a variety of programs, students can pick a campus and area of study that best fits their unique academic and career interests.

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 Master of Science

The Colorado School of Public Health offers the master of science (MS) program through the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School.

Because the MS programs are connected with the graduate school, students work closely with graduate school administration and follow several graduate school specfic rules and requirements.

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 Doctor of Public Health

The DrPH Program is a professional doctoral level program designed to develop research leaders, public health policy-makers and public health practitioners who are able to address complex public health issues.

Individuals with the DrPH degree combine sophisticated analytic and research skills with a broad-based understanding of the environmental, political, social, medical, ethical, and economic factors that contribute to health and wellness in the community.

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 Doctor of Philosophy

The Colorado School of Public Health offers advanced research and training to public health scientists through its PhD programs. With the administrative support of the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School, PhD students successfully proceed through their discipline curriculum and research.

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 Certificate Programs

A certificate program is a great way to retool, refine and reinvest in your professional development.

The Colorado School of Public Health offers two certificate programs, each may be used as a supplement to existing graduate training or as a pathway toward pursuing the master of public health.

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 Residency Programs

The Colorado School of Public Health offers physicians training through two accredited residency programs: General Preventive Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Residents can pursue the MPH as part of their training or select the practicum only track if they already have an MPH or equivalent degree.

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 Non-Degree Programs

Non-degree courses are a great way to enhance your current graduate training or professional experience in public health. The Colorado School of Public Health offers one specialized non-degree area in Maternal & Child Health.

A "non-degree student" is a student who registers for courses but who is not enrolled in an official degree or certificate program at the Colorado School of Public Health. In order to be considered for a seat in a class, all non-degree students must submit a Course Permission Form signed by the teaching faculty.

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Bull named Community and Behavioral Health Chair

Professor of Community and Behavioral Health Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH was named Department Chair effective April 15, 2013.


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​Practice-Based Learning


Practice-Based Learning includes a variety of avenues with one common goal—to immerse you in hands-on public health practice experiences outside the classroom. This is where your academic preparation meets with public health practice to enhance your overall learning process.

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Careers in Public Health


A career in public health can be the connection that you desire to ​bridge your passion with a fulfilling profession​. From across Colorado, the United States and around the world, public health professionals work to improve and protect the lives and health of the communities they serve.

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How are we doing?

The Colorado School of Public Health was reviewed for re-accreditation with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in September 2015. CEPH accepted confidential comments during this process until late August but you are invited to submit comments directly to ColoradoSPH​ at any time.

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