Become a public health leader and expand your influence in the field. Shape transformative, positive change in the communities where you serve.
Lead programs that foster healthier, more resilient communities with a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from Walden. A doctorate in public health prepares practitioners with the advanced training and leadership skills to assume high-level roles in agencies, institutions, and community organizations.
Almost 90% of Walden alumni responding to our survey say that their program helped them to advance positive social change.1
Designed for public health practitioners, Walden's online DrPH program prepares you to advance into executive-level roles. You’ll enhance your leadership and critical thinking expertise while exploring 21st-century public health problems from both a domestic and global perspective. Apply current public health knowledge to create effective programs and policies that have a positive, measurable impact on entire populations.
As a graduate of Walden’s online Doctor of Public Health program, you will be prepared to:
The nation is shifting its healthcare focus from sick care to wellness, prevention, and chronic disease management. As a result, there is a growing need for qualified public health leaders to manage complex agencies, institutions, and community organizations.
Whether you’re seeking a promotion at your current organization or looking for new opportunities, earning a doctorate can open doors you never imagined. Go further in your career and attain a new level of credibility, respect, and influence with Walden’s online DrPH program.
A Doctor of Public Health 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 include:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
1Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.
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.