Track II

Track II is a program of study for students who have a master’s degree in a discipline unrelated to public health.

If you have a Master of Public Health (MPH), see Track I.

Minimum Degree Requirements

  • 103 quarter credits
    • Foundation course (5 cr.)
    • Core courses (76 cr.)
    • Research courses (5 cr.)
    • Applied Practice Experience (2 cr.)
    • Capstone courses (minimum 15cr.)
  • Two residencies to equal a minimum of 8 days

Walden students have up to eight years to complete their doctoral program unless they petition for an extension.

In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation/doctoral study course until they complete their capstone project and it is approved. This usually takes longer than the minimum required terms in the dissertation/doctoral study course shell.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an enrollment specialist at 855-646-5286.

Doctoral Writing Assessment

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code DRWA 8000 Course Doctoral Writing Assessment Credits (0 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PUBH 8007 Course Public Health Essentials Credits (0 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8004 Course Foundations of Doctoral Success in Public Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8038 Course Health Behavior Theory Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8032 Course SPSS Revealed Credits (1 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8051 Course Advanced Issues in Global Public Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8033 Course Interpretation and Application of Public Health Data Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8035 Course Epidemiology: Decoding the Science of Public Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8410 Course Fundalmentals of Leadership, System Evaluation, and Interventions in Public Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8034 Course Environmental Health: Local to Global Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8040 Course Advanced Public Health Policy and Advocacy Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8510 Course Doctoral Seminar I Credits (1 cr.)
Course Code RSCH 8110 Course Research Theory, Design, and Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8512 Course Doctoral Seminar II Credits (1 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8317 Course Financing Public Health Systems Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8211 Course Research Methods for Public Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8044 Course Advanced Program Evaluation Credits (5 cr.)
Residency 1 - After successful completion of PUBH 8004; Required in order to advance into PUBH 8048
Course Code PUBH 8048 Course Research Applications of Theories, Models, and Conceptual Frameworks in Public Health Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8514 Course Doctoral Seminar III Credits (1 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8546 Course Public Health Surveillance and Advanced Data Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8132 Course Communication and Social Marketing Strategies for Public Health Leaders Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 9010 Course Prospectus Development Forum Credits (1 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8248 Course Advanced Research Methods in Public Health Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 8990 Course Applied Field Experience in Public Health Credits (2 cr.)
Course Code PUBH 9010 Course Prospectus Development Forum Credits (1 cr.)
Residency 2 - Complete after PUBH 8048 AND prior to PUBH 9100 – Public Health Capstone.
Course Code PUBH 9100 Course Public Health Capstone Credits (5 cr. per term for a minimum of 3 quarters until completion)

PUBH 9100 must be successfully completed at least three times for 15 credits

To complete a doctoral dissertation/doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation/doctoral study process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

8-Year Maximum Timeframe
Students have up to 8 years to complete their doctoral degree requirements. See the policy in the Walden University Student Handbook. Students may petition to extend the 8-year maximum timeframe, but an extension is not guaranteed.

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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