Influence programs and policies that save lives, improve the face of global health, and create stronger communities through our PhD in Public Health program.

In our PhD in Public Health program, you can build upon your skills and expertise to become a more effective scholar-practitioner and make compelling contributions to advancing wellness among diverse populations. Coursework examines issues in disease and injury prevention; health informatics; and the importance of communication, marketing, and public relations in the public health field. In addition to conducting your own original research in a public health topical area of your choice, you can learn how to apply public health research to promote positive social change concerning the health of communities worldwide.

Earning your doctoral degree in public health can position you to pursue prominent career roles as a leader, researcher, consultant, or educator in a wide range of settings. Gain the knowledge and credentials to change your world and improve the lives of countless people across the globe.

Why earn your doctorate in public health from Walden?

  • Integrate scholarly research with practical solutions that address today’s most pressing health issues through a scholar-practitioner learning model Earn your PhD in Public Health degree sooner if you already have a Master of Public Health (MPH) or MS in Public Health.
  • Broaden your research skills through an original dissertation that contributes to the field.
  • Learn from scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders who are selected for their academic and public health industry credentials and expertise from all over the world.
  • Choose from two PhD in Public Health specializations, allowing you to focus your learning in an area that matches your interests and career goals: Community Health Education and Epidemiology.
  • Enjoy a superior online classroom experience with cutting-edge multimedia including videos, simulations, and presentations.

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

  • Grants and tuition reductions available.

  • Need Help Choosing a Program? 

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

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

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    APHA: The Urgency of Public Health FundingView this infographic from the American Public Health Association to learn how funding public health protects our communities and kids, saves lives, and saves money.

  • Getting Recognition for Your Research

    A Walden PhD in Public Health graduate offers advice about how doctoral students can gain more exposure for their research.

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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.

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  • Dollar signReceive a $5,000 grant if you reside in the US and start this program on October 10, 2016. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

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