Academics

Doctoral Program Overview

Doctoral Program

The St. Luke’s International University Doctoral Program in Public Health will develop

  • academics who can support higher education and research in public health
  • independent researchers with diverse expertise in research methodology used to address various public health issues
  • experts in public health who have a mindset and attitude appropriate of a leader who is able to effectively pursue intellectual inquiry into domestic and global health issues with a strong sense of responsibility for improving the human condition

who have

  1. the ability to conduct advanced research and to effectively communicate research ideas and findings
  2. the potential to become an independent researcher who will develop future research themes
  3. knowledge, skills, and attitude required for a leading researcher/educator
  4. advanced knowledge and skills to translate public health research into public health policy and practice

Key concepts

  • Focusing on epidemiology and biostatistics, which are fundamental and important disciplines to have evidence-based analytical skills and the broad perspective for the fields of medicine and healthcare, the program also reaches out to health and behavioral sciences and environmental health.
  • The medium of instruction is English.
  • Providing opportunities to learn about cutting-edge clinical research and practices related to the evaluation and improvement of the quality of healthcare, including the field of "clinical epidemiology," by offering a place of practice centered on St. Luke's International Hospital.

Program Length

3 years

Degree requirements

  • For 2022 entering students

    To be enrolled in the school for at least the standard term of study

    To earn a total of 36 credits

    To pass the examination of the doctoral dissertation and the final examination

  • For 2023 entering students

    To be enrolled in the school for at least the standard term of study

    To earn a total of 21 credits or more

    To pass the examination of the doctoral dissertation and the final examination

Degree Conferred

For 2022 entering students: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
For 2023 entering students: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health