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Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Gain insight into some of today’s most pressing challenges and develop skills you can use to create effective and sustainable solutions.

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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: November 30, 2020

Transfer Credits: Up to 37 credits

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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

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.

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

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

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with a Walden Enrollment Specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

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Our Enrollment Specialists are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your DrPH at Walden?

Ray Chimezie

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

Raymond Chimezie | PhD in Public Health Graduate


A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

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