Since 2014 we have been training researchers with a high level of excellence in the interdisciplinary area of health to contribute to the analysis and resolution of regional, national and local public health problems.

We project the academic tradition and the pedagogical model of the CES University in the area of public health with a central axis in research according to the three core competencies: research in public health, theoretical foundation in public health and socio-humanistic.

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We have areas of deepening in:

• Public health and society: area aimed at understanding the interrelationships between Public Health and society that have an impact on the health of populations. The thesis proposals have focused on issues related to peacebuilding and health, gender and health, and health practices.
• Administration in health, law and public health based on evidence: an area of deepening aimed at generating knowledge about health administration, the right to health and the generation of scientific evidence that is an input for decision makers.
• Environment, health and communicable diseases: area of deepening aimed at generating knowledge that serves as input for the design of strategies that allow the prevention and mitigation of diseases and deaths related to environmental factors.

To register you must fill out the following formats:
Curriculum vitae Y Research proposal.

Registration: 20-11-2020
First group interview date: from 07 to 11 September 2020
Publication of first group results: September 18, 2020
Interview date second group: from 23 to 27 November 2020
Publication of results second group:
November 30, 2020
Tuition payment: until December 15, 2020 in ordinary payment
Classes start date: February 1, 2021
Registration PIN cost: $ 163,000 COP
Total cost per semester: $ 12,990,000 COP

Graduate School Director
Angela Maria Segura Cardona
Telephone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1408

Coordinator Doctorate in Public Health
Gino Montenegro Martinez
Telephone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1963

Graduate School
Telephone: (57) (4) 444 05 55 Ext. 1745

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Our program is aimed at professionals with experience in research and in Public Health.

Why choose
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We have professional experience in our programs. Learn about the advantages of studying with us.

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Our doctors have the skills to guarantee the quality and efficiency of health services.

Our professionals belong to various areas of knowledge, with experience in research and graduates of programs approved or validated (foreign students) by the Ministry of National Education of Colombia.

Our doctors are recognized for their work in the different fields of action of the health areas, for their integrity, ethics and professionalism.

Our doctors will be integral, autonomous researchers, with a high level of excellence, with scientific, ethical, humanistic training and with social responsibility; with advanced skills and abilities that allow them to position themselves as innovative, creative, critical researchers, capable of managing research processes and leading transformations in their professional and social environments.


Know the necessary requirements to access the degree process at our University.


The University has different research groups to strengthen the knowledge of our professionals.

and scholarships

At the University we offer financing options to our students with entities in agreement.

You must approve all the subjects of the study plan and the specific requirements for each program, reported in the minutes by the Promotions Committee. In addition, it requires:

1. To have presented the current evidence that the State determines to be mandatory.
2. Present a certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.

3. The payment of the degree rights, established in the pecuniary rights.
4. Have approved the degree or research work.
5. Peace and safe with the University for all concepts.

The training of high-level researchers is supported by the research groups of the University.

For financing we have agreements with:
CES Educational Strengthening Program
Pichincha Bank
Sapiencia Fund

Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
National Savings Fund (FNA)

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Practice fields
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We leave the classroom to put our knowledge into practice in real life. Plus


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Legal information of the program

Program name:
PhD in Public Health

Graduate School

Program modality:

Program type:

SNIES code:

Qualified Registration:
Resolution 17703 of December 6, 2013


Title awarded:
Doctor of Public Health

4 years (8 semesters)

Total cost per semester:
$ 12,990,000 COP

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