UAMS Has Okay to Offer Public Health Doctorate

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“For the first time, Arkansas will have the benefit of senior public health officials who have the advanced public health training to understand the many factors that contribute to obesity, smoking, and other serious health problems in our state,” Dean James M. Raczynski, Ph.D., said today. No other Arkansas university offers a doctoral degree in public health.

The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the UAMS proposal today. The college will begin accepting applications to the program immediately and offer the first classes in January. The degree program is designed as a part-time program that can be completed in three or four years.

“This is a professional, practice-oriented doctoral degree for public health practitioners who can lead public health and other health-care agencies,” Raczynski said. “Graduates who earn the Dr.PH. degree will have a thorough knowledge of the public health sciences as well as a broad background in management.”

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