Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Walden is No. 1 in public health doctoral graduates in the U.S.
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Walden’s CEPH-accredited online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program focuses on instilling the management skills needed for leading public health organizations.

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 29, 2021

Transfer Credits: Up to 37 credits

Accreditation: CEPH Accredited

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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

A Personalized Guide to Completing Your Doctorate

Earning your online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) requires commitment, perseverance, and hard work. You can do it, and Walden is here to help—with our Doctoral Degree Coach™.

  • Map and Track Milestones: Break your research down into manageable, sequential steps. See where you are, what’s ahead, and what you’ve already accomplished—all in one place.
  • Meet Weekly Targets: No more guesswork. Set prompts based on your to-do list and receive reminders and updates directly to your inbox.
  • Connect With Faculty: Stay on the same page and keep your progress on track. With shared access to your dashboard, your chair can easily guide you through your checklists, goals, and timelines.
  • Access Helpful Resources: Quickly find support from the right person at the right time. Our comprehensive resource guide points you in the right direction—no more frustrating searches.

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.

Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.
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.
CEPH LogoThe MPH program at Walden University received the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation in September 2019. CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and programs of public health. CEPH accreditation provides assurance that the program has been evaluated and met accepted public health profession standards in practice, research, and service. For a copy of the final self-study document and/or final accreditation report, please contact the School of Health Sciences Dean (adchshealth@mail.waldenu.edu).

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

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) IPEDS database. Based on the most recent year of completions survey data available, using CIP code family 51.2201 “Public Health, General” for Doctor’s degree – Research/Scholarship. Available at https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/use-the-data. (Retrieved January 2021; may consist of or include provisional release data.)

Enrollment Restrictions by State

Walden currently cannot enroll residents of the following states/districts into the Doctor of Public Health program: Wisconsin.

ONGOING MILITARY OFFER:

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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