A Doctor of Public Health degree can help you advance into a leadership or administrative role and make a greater impact in your field.
Gain distinction in your field and take a lead role in promoting healthier, safer communities with Walden’s online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree program, one of the few offered online.
The online DrPH joins Walden’s BS in Public Health, Master of Public Health (MPH), and PhD 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 Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program 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 can 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, you will also integrate and apply research methods in community-based practice settings to improve the health of your community.
Walden’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program gives you the opportunity to:
Our online Doctor of Public Health program is designed to prepare graduates to:
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:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Find detailed information for this program including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt. This information will vary depending on whether you (1) hold a MPH degree or (2) hold a master's degree in an area other than public health.
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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.
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.