Gain distinction in your field and take a lead role in promoting healthier, safer communities with Walden’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program, one of the few offered online.

The DrPH joins Walden’s B.S. in Public Health, Master of Public Health (MPH), and Ph.D. in Public Health to form one of the largest online suites of public health programs available today. Designed for public health practitioners, this professional degree program can prepare you to advance into a leadership or administrative role and make a greater impact in your field.

Walden’s DrPH delivers an unparalleled learning experience through an interactive online classroom, in-person academic residencies, and a multidisciplinary format that enables you to collaborate with students from other programs in Walden’s College of Health Sciences. You will enhance your leadership and critical-thinking expertise while gaining insight into 21st-century public health challenges from both a domestic and global perspective. You will focus on the practical application of public health principles and integration of knowledge in the areas of communication, marketing, public policy and advocacy, economics, analysis of community health data and surveillance systems, behavior change theories, and program implementation and evaluation. As a student in this Doctor of Public Health program, you will also integrate and apply research methods in community-based practice settings to improve the health of your community.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

  • Grants and tuition reductions available.

  • "I'm much more confident in my abilities to take a leadership role in public health initiatives." - Melissa Thomas

  • Need Help Choosing a Program? 

    Public Health Doctoral Comparison ChartWalden offers two doctoral degree programs in public health designed to meet your career goals. 

    View the chart to help you determine which program is right for you.

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  • Move Ahead

    Complete your doctoral study or dissertation with the added support of a Capstone Intensive Retreat.

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  • Writing Support for Going Back to School

    Has it been five, 10, or even 20 years since you’ve written an academic paper? Walden’s Writing Center can help. Learn More


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