As the nation shifts its healthcare focus toward wellness and preventive care and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, there is a growing need for qualified public health leaders to manage complex agencies, institutions, and community organizations.

Whether your background is in science or business, Walden’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program can help prepare you to work as a leader or administrator in a variety of practice-based settings within the public, private, or academic sector. Career options may include:*

  • Health department director
  • Public health information officer
  • Health policy advisor
  • Public health consultant
  • Health officer
  • Public health program director
  • Community health manager/director

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Testimonials

Anita Alston-Ellis

Anita Alston Ellis

PhD in Public Health Graduate / PMP Certificate Student
Immediately after my MPH practicum, I intend to pursue my Ph.D. in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology at Walden. I want to teach as well as pursue epidemiologic research studies to contribute to contemporary issues in public health in the United States and around the world.
Walden’s social change mission was very inspiring and guided me throughout my study.
The most rewarding aspect of pursuing my degree at Walden University is that I am in control of my future.
Edward Irobi MPH Graduate / PhD in Public Health Student
Edward Irobi
Raymond Chimezie PhD in Public Health Graduate
Ray Chimezie
Tira Wallace MPH Student
Tira Wallace
Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.
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