Is your dissertation the only thing standing between you and your doctorate? Transfer your doctoral coursework, complete your research, and earn your doctorate through our online PhD completion program.
Our PhD dissertation completion program is designed specifically for returning doctoral degree candidates who have completed all coursework for a PhD, except the prospectus and dissertation process, at an accredited university.
With our PhD completion program, you’ll:
You’ll also have the opportunity to progress through the dissertation completion process with a cohort of students. Attend the residencies with your cohort and enjoy greater opportunities for peer support, networking, and collaboration.
Your coursework from another institution must fit within these time frames:
You’ll also need to submit the following documents:
Graduates who complete their dissertation through this program will be prepared to:
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:
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.†
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
†Bureau 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.
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3-Year Maximum Timeframe
Dissertation Completion students have 3 years to complete their doctoral degree requirements. See the policy in the Walden University Student Handbook. Students may petition to extend the 3-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.