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Doctor of Public Health (PhD, D.Sc)

School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University

The primary goal of the Doctor of Public Health (PhD, DSc) is to grow research engineers with the ability to generate new engineering knowledge. Within the program some of the key focus areas are environmental health, health care services, international health, mental health, and public health, decision sciences, economics, ethics, evaluative science and statistics, management, medical sociology, and political analysis. The Public Health program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced professionals in the Health arena by extending their knowledge base and equipping them with broad research and analytical skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their fields. The Doctor of Public Health degree is geared for those who seek to contribute to the improvement of an organization’s overall performance in today’s highly competitive computer world.

Your AIU Distance Learning Doctorate program in Public Health will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Public Health:

Genetic Epidemiology
Pharmacogenetics
Toxicogenetics
Genetic Discovery in Medicine and Public Health
Pharmacokinetics of Drug Metabolism
Economics and Health Care
Fundamentals of Health Law
Medical Anthropology
Society and Health
Health Policy Development
Evaluating Cost and Outcomes in Health & Medicine
Health Policy Economics
Qualitative and Behavioral Research Methods in PHG
Computer Demonstrations in Genetic Epidemiology
Statistical Methods in Genetic Epidemiology
Epidemiologic Methods
Occupational Toxicology
Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
Environmental Carcinogenesis
Advanced Drug Metabolism and Absorption


Specialty Courses and Topics in Public Health:
Methods & Issues in Using Biological Measurements
Risk Assessment for Environmental Health Hazards
Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Public Health Genetics
Ethical Frameworks for Public Health Genetics
Genetics and the Law
Public Health Genetics
Economic and Policy Issues in Genetic Technologies


Orientation Courses:
Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)


Research Project in Public Health:
Doctoral Dissertation Project
MBM900 Doctoral Proposal
MBM902 Doctoral Dissertation (15,000 words)
Publication: Each Doctor of Public Health graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.


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We understand how busy adults do not have time to go back to school. Now, it's possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home and still have time for yourself and your family. The Admissions office is here to help you, for additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us. If you are ready to apply please submit your Online Application and paste your resume and any additional comments/questions in the area provided.

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Contact Us Today!

We understand how busy adults do not have time to go back to school. Now, it's possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home and still have time for yourself and your family. The Admissions office is here to help you, for additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us. If you are ready to apply please submit your Online Application and paste your resume and any additional comments/questions in the area provided.

Pioneer Plaza
900 Fort Street Mall 410
Honolulu, HI 96813
800-993-0066 (Toll Free in US)
808-924-9567 (Internationally)
808-947-2488 (Fax)