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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. Interested in taking your public health career to the next level? Walden’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) can prepare you 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. You’ll also study evidence-based research methods and how they can be used to address major public health problems in your community.

Receive a 20% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.

Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contact you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the program that’s right for you, then apply.

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What Our Students Say:

“The knowledge I gained within a few months of my public health courses increased my awareness of how the environment affects the patients I evaluate.”

Kathleen Bianco

Walden Graduate
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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.

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.

Whether your background is in science or business, Walden’s Doctor of Public Health (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
  • Public health information officer
  • Health policy advisor
  • Public health consultant
  • Health officer
  • Public health program director
  • Community health manager/director

Why a Walden Doctor of Public Health?

Global Perspective - Benefit from exposure to a variety of cultures through our diverse faculty and student body.
Exceptional Student Support from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.
Cutting-Edge Multimedia - Videos, simulations, and presentations coupled with the latest classroom technology provide an unmatched online experience.
11-Week Courses - Each course is followed by a 2-week break.

Walden offers one of the shortest and more affordable Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) programs compared to those at other online regionally accredited universities. 

For assistance deciding which program fits your goals, call an enrollment advisor at:


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

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