Interested in taking your public health career to the next level? With Walden’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), you will:

  • Prepare yourself for leadership roles that have a major impact on the programs, policies, and institutions of public health in practice-based settings.
  • Benefit from an interactive online classroom and face-to-face academic residencies as well as an interdisciplinary format that allows you to work collaboratively with students from other Walden programs.
  • Study evidence-based research methods and how they can be used to address major public health problems in your community.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 63 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 43 credits

This online public health doctoral program features two tracks, depending on your academic background:

  • Track I: For students who hold a Master of Public Health (MPH); allows the student to forgo foundational public health courses and complete the program in a shorter amount of time.
  • Track II: For students who have a master’s degree in an academic discipline other than public health.

Learning Outcomes

In this program, you will:

  • Learn from respected scholars and practitioners in the field of public health.
  • Gain insight into 21st-century public health challenges from both a domestic and global perspective.
  • Complete a capstone project that allows you to apply what you've learned to address a real problem in your field.

More about our DrPH program

  • Career Options

    Whether your background is in science or business, Walden’s 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:*

    • Health department director
    • Health policy advisor
    • Community health manager/director
    • Public health information officer
    • Public health consultant
    • Public health program director

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into the DrPH program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the DrPH program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your DrPH at Walden?

  • Cutting-Edge Technology

    Courses are enhanced by videos, simulations, presentations, and more.

  • Global Perspective

    Benefit from exposure to a variety of cultures through our diverse faculty and student body.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.



“My PhD has helped me feel empowered to contribute and share my opinion in my industry."

Raymond Chimezie | PhD in Public Health Graduate