Build your skills and conduct important research in your field with our online PhD in Public Health degree program.
Influence programs and policies that save lives, improve the face of global health, and create stronger communities through our PhD in Public Health online degree program.
In our online 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 PhD 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.
Dramatic changes in our nation’s healthcare delivery system, coupled with a national emphasis on disease prevention and healthy living, are prompting a growing demand for highly qualified public health scholars, researchers, and leaders.
Whether you’re interested in conducting research, raising public awareness of health issues, managing healthcare organizations, or contributing to policy development, the public health field offers an exciting array of career possibilities.
The field of public health touches numerous sectors, from government agencies to business organizations to charities. Some of the major public health employers in America today include:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. employs approximately 100,000 health educators, community health workers, and epidemiologists in traditional public health settings. The first two categories are each projected to grow 21% by the year 2022.1
Earning your PhD in public health from Walden University allows you to influence policies that save lives in your community and around the world. Through the doctorate program at Walden, you'll enjoy cutting edge, online classroom experience, while broadening your research skills through an original dissertation that contributes to the field. And whether you want to conduct research, raise public awareness, or manage health care organizations, the public health field offers an exciting array of career possibilities. With a PhD in public health from Walden University, you'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.
Our PhD in Public Health online degree program is designed to prepare graduates to:
Walden 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.
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 or MS in Public Health or (2) hold a bachelor's degree or higher in a field other than public health.
Immediately after my MPH practicum, I intend to pursue my PhD 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.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014–2015 Edition, Health Educators and Community Health Workers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm (viewed online March 11, 2015). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
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.