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The primary mission of the Ph.D. program is to provide scholars with the disciplinary background and skills required to contribute to the development of our understanding of better ways of measuring, maintaining, and improving the public’s health. Examples of research conducted by Ph.D. students includes but is not limited to: cancer epidemiology, clinical trials, cardiovascular disease, molecular epidemiology, vector-borne diseases, parasitology, mental health epidemiology and HIV/AIDS. Students are encouraged to work with faculty throughout the university since much of the work done in EPH is interdisciplinary.
For more information on applying to the PhD program, visit the Yale School of Public Health admissions page .
All PhD students are guaranteed five years of 12-month stipend and tuition support in the form of YSPH fellowships, teaching fellowships, traineeships and research assistantships. In addition to support for tuition and living costs, students receive a health award to covers the full cost of single-student Yale Health Plan Hospitalization/Specialty Coverage.
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The PhD program in Public Health enhances commitment its PhD students who identify as underrepresented minority students, first-generation college graduates and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds by offering research awards to the top candidates admitted to the program. Each year a minimum of two PhD admitted students will be offered $2,000 each for research funds in addition to their financial aid package. Recipients have up to 2 years to spend these funds, which can be used for books, computers, software, conference travel, research travel or research supplies.
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Pursuing higher positions in public health can prove to be beneficial for individuals with leadership characteristics. Those in public health that seek the most out of their degree should consider enrolling into Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health or Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH) in Public Health programs across the country.
The Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH) and the PhD in Public Health are advanced terminal degrees for public health, meant for experienced public health professionals that already have their Masters in Public Health (MPH) or similar degree. Specific degree nomenclature varies based on university and specific public health school. Some offer DPH degrees, while other universities name the terminal degree PhD in Public Health, Doctorate in Public Health, or Doctoral Public Health.
These terminal degree programs in public health can prepare learners for careers in research, education, or even management within the public health sector. Graduate level public health specialists are in great need across the country to assist with nationwide epidemic research as well as the implementation of vital government programs.
PhD in Public Health vs. Doctor of Public Health
A PhD in Public Health will be focused on developing the skills needed to become an advanced researcher. The understanding of research theories and methodologies is an important part of this degree. Even though a PhD in Public Health is more narrowly focused, it lends itself to careers in various health sectors, such as academia, governmental agencies, and pharmaceutical companies.
A DrPH is an advanced graduate-level degree that focuses on the professional and practical elements of the field, rather than the academic. It is designed for public health practitioners and is geared towards practice and fieldwork. It is multidisciplinary and will cover everything from communications and marketing to advocacy and economics. It was developed to train students and practitioners for careers in public health leadership.
Both the DrPH and PhD have career options in academia available to them. These two degrees are suited for individuals who have received an MPH or another graduate-level degree and have worked in their field for a number of years. The DrPH is ideal for the public health practitioner looking to advance their career to positions needing additional education. The PhD may suit an individual earlier on in their career who is looking to embed themselves in a career of research.
What are the Typical Pre-Requisites of a DrPH/PhD Degree?
As mentioned above, the prerequisites for advanced degrees require a master’s degree and post-graduate work experience. For some programs, if an individual applying does not have their master’s in public health they will require master’s level classes in public health up to a certain amount of credit hours. A recent Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score is often required along with academic transcripts. An additional requirement for admittance into a Doctorate program is a personal statement or statement or purpose.
Concentration Options for a DrPH/PhD
The degree options for a DrPH or a PhD become more specialized within those concentrations. Those receiving their PhD in public health will have to pick a program by the department they wish to specialize and conduct research in. This could be Health Policy and Administration, Health Economics, Health Systems, etc. A DrPH will also specialize by department, but will often pick from the core public health concentrations (Epidemiology, Environmental Health, etc.) along with a few additional departments (i.e. International Health and Social and Behavioral Sciences).
Online Doctor of Public Health Options
Entering the right educational program is important to the success of a career. Students that are interested in obtaining their degree online should research their chosen school’s accreditation status prior to applying. Since this program is highly research-oriented, learners are expected to take part in a lot of independent learning in an online environment.
Online Doctorate programs will have the same requirements and courses as a traditional degree. Online programs allow for greater flexibility with work and family life but also require self-discipline and accountability. Some online programs will require site visits to the campus or alternate sites for orientations, leadership development, adviser meetings, etc. Classes will be taught online either through live streams or recorded video. Online discussion forums and group work are also the main parts of the online curriculum. A dissertation is still a requirement for online doctorate programs and it may be required that it is presented in person.
Typical Curriculum & Classes
In general, the DrPH degree curriculum will consist of core courses, research courses, and a culminating project such as a capstone course, dissertation, or thesis. The core courses, much like the MPH, will cover the main concentrations in Public Health (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Health Policy, etc.) and will also include statistics and data management. Each of these classes are taught with a focus on Leadership and Organization. Additional classes may include:
- Marketing and Public Relations
- Community and Cultural Understanding
These will guide the focus of the degree. A Dissertation or thesis is often required at the end of each semester, year or at the end of the program.
PhD in Public Health
The PhD in Public Health is much less straightforward and will vary significantly from program to program and within degrees. A PhD in Public Health is much more research-based and will cover topics ranging from disease and injury prevention to health informatics and communication. Many schools do not offer a PhD in Public Health per se, but in Health Policy, Bioethics, Environmental Health Sciences, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, etc. Each of these is rooted in public health but are much more focused in their scope. Because of this, classes and curriculum will be much more focused and centered around research.
Different Career Opportunities
After completing a DrPH or Ph.D. in Public Health, graduates may seek out positions in government agencies, healthcare facilities, or even community organizations. Professionals at this level have the capacity to become instructors of public health at universities, researchers for public health associations, and directors of nonprofit agencies.
Having a doctorate degree in this discipline gives learners the most education available for this field. With a Ph.D. in Public Health, professionals in the field may have access to careers working with government organizations in the planning, implementation, and training of important public health procedures. Organizations, such as American Public Health Association , accept members that are in public health careers that desire to communicate their studies and policies on different platforms. Getting involved with a society such as this one can allow professionals to spread their work to educational and professional settings across the country.
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PhD in Public Health
UCI Public Health offers a unique, research training doctorate degree, culminating with a Ph.D. in Public Health with concentrations in either global health or disease prevention. Admitted students will have the opportunity to conduct research with top-tier faculty members on the determinants of health status of populations, and the translation of such knowledge to improve strategies for preventing disease and disability.
The distinctive mission of the PhD in Public Health is to train graduate students to conduct original research on the determinants of health status of populations, and to translate such knowledge to prevent disease and disability. Graduates of the PhD program will be prepared for independent and collaborative research careers, and to teach at advanced levels of instruction.
Students who complete the research training program will create new knowledge through a deep understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of public health challenges, research methods, and their application to contemporary and emerging trends in public health.
The focus of the PhD concentration in Disease Prevention is to train students to do independent and rigorous research to discover insights into how human behavior, social determinants of health, and other contextual factors influence health behavior, health status, and intervention strategies to prevent disease in populations that are vulnerable to risk factors. The program emphasizes the ecological model of disease prevention, with research hypotheses emerging through multi-layered analysis of determinants of health status, including individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and overarching policy. Students generate the hypotheses for their research in the nexus of risk factors, health behavior, and vulnerable populations.
The focus of the PhD research concentration in Global Health is to train student excellence in research through hypothesis-driven projects to investigate the global context of disease burden and the improvement of population health status. The program will attract candidates who seek to analyze problems at the intersection of risk, vulnerability, and disease. Research activities may include making research results that have already produced benefits in one country or region effective in underprivileged regions. The program trains students in integrative expertise essential for global health research with hypotheses in the nexus of content (risk analysis), context (vulnerability assessments), and process (translation of knowledge to reduce the burden of disease).
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major theoretical underpinnings of strategies for disease prevention.
- Connect theory to research methods focused on understanding the association of risk, behavior, and vulnerability with respect to disease pathways.
- Analyze interrelationships among the determinants of illness and maladaptive health behaviors using theories of health behavior.
- Formulate research hypotheses at the intersection of contextual health risk factors, health behavior, and health promotion and policies toward disease prevention.
- Compose research proposals and conduct original research to examine the role of contextual health risk factors, health behavior, and health promotion intervention strategies in mitigating the vulnerability to health risk factors in specific populations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major theoretical underpinnings of advances in global health research.
- Explain the relationship between theory and research methods focused on understanding the association of risk, vulnerability, and outcome in global health.
- Compare and contrast the health status of different populations with respect to their burden of disease.
- Formulate research hypotheses in the intersection of risk factors, vulnerable populations, and burden of disease.
- Compose research proposals and conduct original research resulting in discoveries that contribute to improved understanding of risk factors and variations in disease burden in a population, and strategies to alleviate the burden at the global level.
Time to Degree
It is expected that students will need 4-5 years to complete the program.
The PhD in Public Health prepares graduates to initiate independent and collaborative research careers in academic institutions, to teach at advanced levels of instruction, and to lead research efforts at agencies dedicated to public health at all levels of organization. Graduates of the Ph.D. in Public Health will gain employment at research universities, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, community based organizations, or private sector organizations including research institutes, hospitals, and public health foundations.
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The Mailman School's public health doctoral degree programs provide tremendous access to renowned researchers and thought leaders. Through their course of study, doctoral students obtain the tools they need to create knowledge in the field and advance the practice of public health.
The School offers two doctoral degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH). Both train candidates to create new knowledge and research, apply them to important public health issues, and identify and implement potential solutions. They differ only in emphasis:
The DrPH programs place greater emphasis on the application of science to public health leadership, practice, and program development.
The PhD programs place greater emphasis on creating new knowledge, with PhD recipients pursuing research and/or teaching as their career goal.
The DrPH can be obtained in:
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Graduates of the DrPH degree complete a minimum of 30 credit hours beyond the course work for the MPH degree or equivalent professional degree in public health.
The PhD degree is conferred by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences , as are all PhD degrees at Columbia University. Graduates of a Mailman PhD degree program complete a minimum of 60 credit hours that constitute the combined requirements for the MA and PhD degree. Students entering the PhD degree program with MA degrees from other universities may receive up to 30 credits of advanced standing.
To learn more about degree competencies, curriculum plans, and student handbooks, visit our Academics page. Academic directors in each department are available to provide additional guidance on which program best fits particular academic and career goals. Applicants are also encouraged to review faculty profiles —including their research interests—to identify common interests with their discipline of choice.
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At GW, we are committed to provide doctoral students with practical training opportunities and access to our rapidly growing research infrastructure and mission-driven networks.
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The Bloomberg School’s doctoral degree programs target students with specific career goals in public health research, teaching or leadership, and typically require a longer time commitment. We offer three different doctoral degree programs.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
In the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree program at the Bloomberg School, students focus on the creation of new and innovative knowledge – it’s primarily a degree for individuals with goals in public health research or teaching. Generally, the program consists of one to two years of full-time coursework, followed by two to five years of full-time, independent research. PhD programs are based within individual departments, so students should explore and contact their department of interest for more information.
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree program at the Bloomberg School is designed for the student who already has an MPH or equivalent degree and who intends to pursue a leadership position as a public health professional.
Through the integration and application of a broad range of knowledge and analytical skills in leadership, policy, program management and professional communication, coupled with preparation in a specific public health field, graduates of the DrPH program are prepared for either domestic or international careers in public agencies or private sector settings that emphasize improving population health.
Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health Sciences
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The PhD in Community Health Sciences is an academic degree that prepares students for a career in which research predominates. The curriculum integrates basic and applied approaches to address public health problems in the community, using the key tools of assessment, planning, and evaluation. Training for the PhD is highly specialized, emphasizing the in-depth expertise necessary for a research career. It emphasizes the integration of theory and research in a focused substantive area; this content area is developed by each student in consultation with their guidance committee.
Students who have not taken the following courses (or their equivalents) are required to do so: CHS 212; Biostatistics 100A, 100B, and 406. These courses do not count toward the minimum course requirements for the doctoral degree, and must be taken for a letter grade.
If the student does not have a master’s degree in public health, the following courses are also required. These courses do not count toward the minimum course requirements for the doctoral degree, and must be taken for a letter grade.
- School of Public Health core courses for the Masters in Public Health (MS): Biostatistics 100A, B, and Epidemiology 100
- Community Health Sciences (CHS) core courses: CHS 210, 211A, and 211B
The program requires the completion of the following elements:
1. Course Requirements
- A minimum of 48 units in residence in the doctoral program. Only four units of individual studies (CHS 596) may be counted toward this requirement; the Doctoral Roundtable does not fulfill any of this requirement.
- The 2-quarter theory class, CHS 270 A&B: Foundations of Community Health Sciences
- As the PhD is a research degree, students are expected to take substantial course work in research methodology (i.e., data collection) and statistics (i.e., data analysis). The type of methods studied should be appropriate to the kind of research that will be conducted for the dissertation and thereafter.
- Doctoral Roundtable (CHS 286) every quarter for the first two years of doctoral study.
- Students minor in a PhD-granting department outside the School of Public Health in a discipline relevant to community health sciences. The minor should provide a theoretical foundation and, therefore, may not be in methodology or statistics. Four graduate-level courses (16 units) are required, and must not include a 596 course.
The CHS Doctoral Handbook courses document outlines recommended courses in methodology and statistics.
2. Additional Requirements
- Minor area exam
- Departmental Exam - a standardized examination administered by the CHS Doctoral Committee
- Oral Exam – the defense of the dissertation proposal
- Dissertation Defense
The typical time to degree for the PhD in Community Health Sciences is six years. The maximum amount of time permitted to obtain the degree is eight years.
The typical sequence for the doctoral degree is two years of coursework, followed by preparation and completion of two written qualifying exams, preparation of a research proposal, oral qualifying exam (proposal defense), completion of a dissertation, and oral dissertation defense. Doctoral students are advanced to candidacy after they have passed their oral qualifying exam.
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Graduates of the program generally assume teaching, research, and managerial positions in universities, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, international health agencies, and research centers.
Graduates often enter careers in the following areas:
- Direct application of information, research, and technology to health problems
- Promoting public and policy maker awareness of health problems, devising and advocating public policies to address those problems, and monitoring the implementation of policies
- Community organizing and community development to address health problems
- The design, implementation, and evaluation of community-based public health interventions
- Teaching and research at research and other academic institutions
- Research in government and independent agencies and research centers
- Overseeing research and demonstration grants in private foundations and government
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In addition to meeting the University’s minimum requirements , the department requires:
- A masters degree in public health or other appropriate degree in a related field with a grade-point average of at least 3.5 for graduate studies
- Acceptance by an initial doctoral advisor in the department
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I have two hometowns! My first and original hometown is Bafoussam, a city in Cameroon, Central Africa. Bafoussam provided a great community and growing up in such a community gave me a self-worth that made me. My second hometown is Atlanta, Georgia, where I moved when I was 14 years old. A center for Black American wealth, higher education, the civil rights movement, and culture. I really enjoyed living in Atlanta because I learned and experienced all city had to offer.
What is your research focused on?
I study the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum , which causes the most deadly form of malaria. Malaria is a global health burden, especially in tropical regions i.e., Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia. My research focuses on understanding the functional role of novel invasion ligands in P. falciparum using reverse genetics in erythroid cells and forward genetics in the malaria parasite.
What is your favorite part of your research?
My favorite part of doing research is being a part of my lab’s community. Malaria genetics is complex, and talking through these challenges with my lab is critical for untangling these difficulties in my work. Additionally, I have long been intrigued by the genetic manipulation of erythroid cells to study key host determinants in invasion, and now I get to work on this question full time!
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I enjoy hiking, reading, hanging out with friends, going to the theater, and trying new things in my free time.
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I am one of the executive directors of The Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP). HPREP is a high school science enrichment program that recruits high school students from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds in the Boston area, into science and medicine. My journey in science was enhanced by all the mentors that shared their time and knowledge with me and volunteering with HPREP allows me to pay it forward.
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What are the best public health courses for beginners?
For those just starting out in public health, Coursera offers a range of great introductory courses that can help to jumpstart a career. The Foundations of Public Health Practice course provides an overview on the field and ways to support public health. If a student is looking for a more in depth practice on epidemiology, the Professional Epidemiology course is the perfect fit. The Biostatistics for Public Health course is great for understanding how to collect and analyze public health data. Additionally, there is the Addressing Racial Health Inequity in Healthcare course that is aimed at raising awareness of racial health disparities. Finally, the Global Health course provides insights which are essential for anyone aiming to make an impact beyond the local public health level.
What are the best advanced public health courses?
For those looking to broaden their knowledge of public health, some of the best advanced courses include Advancing Health Equity: A Guide for Reducing Bias , Digital Health Specialization , Assessing and Improving Community Health , Childbirth , and Linear Regression in R for Public Health , which provide an in-depth look at important public health topics and how to intervene to improve health outcomes.
What is public health, and why is it important?
The study of public health seeks to identify the factors that affect the health of communities, cities, and society at large, and to ensure that conditions and policies that protect health on this scale are put into place. This field has become more important than ever with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, unquestionably the most serious global public health challenge of our lifetime. Public health experts are playing a vital role in shaping our response to COVID-19 by mapping the spread of the illness, identifying ways to slow its transmission and mitigate its impacts, and formulating recommendations for action geared towards policymakers as well as the public. For example, research by Imperial College London’s COVID-19 Response Team has provided important guidance to governments around the world on the importance of lockdowns in stopping the spread of the pandemic by bringing together epidemiological analysis with statistical models to predict the potential impacts of different policy options.
Of course, public health is relevant to many other issues besides studying pandemics. For example, some public health experts seek to establish links between environmental risk factors faced by certain socio-economic groups and health outcomes, providing critical research needed to support action. Other public health advocates look at the impacts of policy interventions in healthcare, analyzing the collective actions that can be taken to improve health across populations. Education on topics like the value of proper nutrition and the importance of vaccination is also essential to this field.
What careers are in the field of public health?
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust public health experts into the spotlight, as policymakers and the public alike turn to them for guidance on how to navigate this unprecedented crisis. For example, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has become a household name for advising the federal government on its response to COVID-19 as part of his distinguished career guiding six U.S. Presidents on numerous domestic and global public health issues.
In other cases, public health professionals’ work often takes place “behind the scenes” of healthcare, providing the research, education, and expertise needed to prevent more familiar illnesses and injuries. Additionally, the field of public health is inherently multidisciplinary, with professionals coming from many different fields and working in many different contexts.
For example, academic researchers such as epidemiologists play a critical role in investigating patterns and causes of diseases such as diabetes and cancer across populations, and sociologists establish the social factors that may underlie these patterns. These highly-educated public health experts generally have masters degrees such as a Masters in Public Health (MPH), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics .
A background in the ‘hard’ sciences like biology, engineering, or chemistry can also be valuable preparation for a career in public health. Environmental scientists use knowledge of biology and other life sciences to protect human health. Health and safety engineers rely on expertise in engineering as well as health to minimize risks from the built environment. In a more specialized way, occupational health and safety technicians collect data to analyze potentially hazardous work environments such as factories or industrial plants to identify potential health risks and develop adequate safety procedures.
Whether combating a global pandemic or helping members of specific communities or professions live healthier lives, public health jobs can intersect with many different types of career paths, and offer an opportunity to make a difference without necessarily having to go to medical school or work on the front lines of patient care.
Can I learn about public health through online courses?
Yes, there are a wide range of options available for students looking to learn about public health online, from individual courses to master’s degrees. And, as in other areas of study, online education gives you the opportunity to learn remotely from top-ranked schools on a flexible schedule from anywhere in the world.
As the world’s leading online learning platform, Coursera offers the full range of these opportunities to learn about public health. Students can take individual courses such as epidemiology , biostatistics , and global health at a lower price than on-campus alternatives, or free collections of public health courses .
If you want to pursue a Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree, Coursera has options for this too. The Global Master of Public Health degree from Imperial College London and the Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan offer opportunities to gain an online education in public health from leading institutions in the field.
What skills or experience do I need to already have, before starting to learn public health?
Having a background in medicine or science before you start learning about public health can be helpful. You may take courses in biology, sociology, or anthropology to build your knowledge of the human body and human behavior. Alternatively, you may have paid or volunteer experience working in a doctor’s office, local clinic, or a laboratory. If you want to work with a specific population that speaks another language, it can be beneficial to learn that language so you can communicate with people. Other helpful skills include collaboration and communication skills.
How do I know if learning public health is right for me?
If you have a passion for helping a specific community, want a job with plenty of variety, and desire to impact the health of people around the world, learning public health may be right for you. You may have opportunities to slow the spread of diseases in a particular community or fight diseases within a population. As a public health worker, you can put your problem-solving skills to use through roles like grant writing, training employees, coordinating meetings, and scheduling testing events.
What topics can I study that are related to public health?
Some topics related to public health that you can study include hard sciences like biology and epidemiology. You also may consider learning more about psychology, sociology, and anthropology, which can help you understand how people act when they are in groups. Even more topics you can learn are the languages spoken among a specific population or in a particular country, statistics and probability, and public speaking.
What types of places hire people with a background in public health?
Places that hire people with a background in public health include government agencies, schools, private companies, and international organizations. They may operate in the United States or abroad, working in a specific community or country or with an identified population. Employers in the field of public health typically look for employees with a broad range of experience or education who can jump in and help where needed.
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- Educating people on how they can improve their own lives and the lives of others.
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The Behavioral and Community Health Doctoral (PhD) degree program trains health professionals to effectively navigate the intersections of research, practice, planning, administration and policy development in a society and world that is presented with enormous health challenges, from the obesity epidemic to mental health disorders to substance abuse. Graduates are highly competitive in the fast-growing marketplace of behavioral and community health.
PhD, Environmental Health Sciences
The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health strives to advance knowledge about the effects of environmental factors on human health through innovative, multi-disciplinary research. Programs explore a broad range of environmental health problems and aim to discover solutions that will effectively improve public health outcomes for the citizens of our state, the nation, and the world. Students master an essential core of knowledge in environmental and/or occupational health, epidemiology and biostatistics. Through courses, field studies and laboratory rotations, students gain experience and tools needed to specialize in a key area of environmental health. All students are mentored closely by our faculty members and gain practical experience through research activities.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics provides rigorous training in the fundamental sciences underlying public health practice. It offers a flexible and individualized learning environment to study the distribution and determinants of various diseases, injuries, and other health states in human populations, and the theory and biostatistical techniques for describing, analyzing, and interpreting health data. Our PhD program prepares students for a career in epidemiologic research in an academic, government, or private sector setting. Students will master essential core knowledge in the principles and methodology of epidemiological research and practice. Our program offers three areas of specialization: 1) Epidemiologic Methods, 2) Social Epidemiology, and 3) Environmental Epidemiology.
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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Family Science provides an interdisciplinary, research-oriented approach to the discovery and application of knowledge about families. This exciting program examines both internal family processes and the dynamic interaction of families with the biological, psychological, social, political, and economic aspects of their environment. Graduates are prepared for a number of careers in the public, non-profit, and private sectors, including university teaching, research, family policy analysis, and administrative positions in human service programs.
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The Department of Health Services Administration combines health care management with health sevices delivery systems to address issues in health care systems, health care delivery and management, health services policy, disparities in access to care, long term care, chronic disease and disability care, and financing and economics in public health services delivery. The doctoral program in Health Services (PhD) provides interdisciplinary training in research, practice, and policy analysis relevant to the planning, administration, management, and evaluation of health and public health programs.
The Doctoral (PhD) degree program in Kinesiology prepares the next generation of researchers, scholars, teachers, and professional leaders in the interdisciplinary field of Kinesiology. Kinesiologists focus on health and wellness with movement at the core, so their skills are in demand. Students can focus their course of study in one of several areas, including cognitive-motor neuroscience, exercise physiology, physical cultural studies and the K-12 physical education master's certificate (MCERT).
PhD, Mathematical Statistics with a Concentration in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Biostatistics and bioinformatics are important research fields in statistics with immensely broad applications in public health, medical and biological research. Bioinformatics is the science of developing and employing computational tools and techniques to analyze complex biological data, such as genome sequences, and has significant overlap with biostatistics. Students in our PhD program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the increasing research opportunities in this rapidly developing field.
PhD, Maternal and Child Health
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) PhD program provides training relevant to health problems and services for women, infants, children, and adolescents. Students are trained in research, policy, and practice to improve the health, safety, and well-being of these groups, with a particular emphasis on low income and ethnic minority populations. The program is unique in its focus on the whole family system and family health policy.
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Build your skills and conduct important research in your field with our online PhD in Public Health degree program.
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Walden is No. 1 in public health doctoral graduates in the U.S. 1
In our online PhD in Public Health program, you can build upon your skills and expertise to become a more effective scholar-practitioner and make compelling contributions to advancing wellness among diverse populations. Coursework examines issues in disease and injury prevention; health informatics; and the importance of communication, marketing, and public relations in the public health field. In addition to conducting your own original research in a public health topical area of your choice, you can learn how to apply public health research to promote positive social change concerning the health of communities worldwide.
Earning your PhD in Public Health can position you to pursue prominent career roles as a leader, researcher, consultant, or educator in a wide range of settings. Gain the knowledge and credentials to change your world and improve the lives of countless people across the globe.
Why Choose Walden?
Integrate scholarly research with practical solutions that address today’s most pressing health issues through a scholar-practitioner learning model.
Earn your PhD in Public Health degree sooner if you already have a Master of Public Health (MPH) or MS in Public Health.
Broaden your research skills through an original dissertation that contributes to the field.
Learn from scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders from all over the world who are selected for their academic and public health industry credentials and expertise.
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Walden's doctoral program in public health gives you the skills to influence policy and save lives in your community and around the world. Whether you want to conduct research, raise public awareness, or manage public healthcare organizations, Walden's PhD in Public Health will help you succeed.
The Community Health specialization addresses how to assess and improve the well-being of communities and public health systems.
Our PhD in Public Health Environmental and Occupational Health specialization prepares you to impact the field through research and public health policy creation.
Study how the prevalence of chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes can stress communities and learn to create education programs that can help prevent the spread of chronic disease.
TRACK I : Choose this track if you have a Master of Public Health (MPH) or an MS in Public Health.
TRACK II : Choose this track if you hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in an academic discipline other than the public health field.
Program Admission Considerations : Master of Public Health (MPH) or MS in Public Health for Track 1 or bachelor’s degree or higher for Track 2
General Admission Requirements : Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants .
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At Walden, we’ll guide you every step of the way with a comprehensive suite of support resources designed to help you confidently pursue the finish line, including our Doctoral Degree Coach TM . Are you ready to reach a higher level in your field?
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Earning your PhD in Public Health 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.
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Dramatic changes in our nation’s healthcare delivery system, coupled with a national emphasis on disease prevention and healthy living, are prompting a growing demand for highly qualified public health scholars, researchers, and leaders.
Whether you’re interested in conducting research, raising public awareness of health issues, managing healthcare organizations, or contributing to policy development, the public health field offers an exciting array of career possibilities.
Career options include:
- Health department director
- Health officer
- Public health information officer
- Health policy advisor
- Public health researcher
- Post-doctoral fellow
- Global health professional/consultant
- Public health consultant
- Public health policy advisor
Top Public Health Employers
The field of public health touches numerous sectors , from government agencies to business organizations to charities. Some of the major public health employers in America today include:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Managed care organizations
- State and local public health departments
- Hospitals and medical facilities
- Corporate sector
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. employs approximately 100,000 health educators, community health workers, and epidemiologists in traditional public health settings. The first two categories are each projected to grow 21% by the year 2022. 2
Our PhD in Public Health online degree program is designed to prepare graduates to:
- Apply ethical decision-making in public health research.
- Design public health research proposals that are evidence based and competitive.
- Critically evaluate scholarly literature in public health and related disciplines.
- Demonstrate leadership skills to facilitate evidence-based public health solutions.
- Conduct original public health research that has the ability to promote positive social change in diverse populations.
- Demonstrate appropriate communication skills necessary to deliver complex public health research and information to professional audiences.
I was offered support outside of ofifce hours when needed. I was heard and given opportunities to succeed. Walden became and still is a place I will always feel at home.
My interests, which have been largely instilled by my studies at Walden, range from healthcare and medicine to physics and mathematics and philosophy.
I hope to effect change in the public health community with the skills I have gained and research I have done through Walden University.
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In the simplest terms, a PhD in Public Health is designed for scientists while a DrPH is designed for public health professionals. If you want to conduct research into issues affecting public health, the PhD in Public Health can help you focus on a research specialty, kick-start your research career, and put you on the path to making important contributions to our understanding of public health problems and solutions. If you want to work in the field, enacting programs and policies, the DrPH can help you acquire the top-level knowledge you’ll need to be an effective leader.
Online education makes it more possible than ever to earn your doctoral degree while continuing to work full time. When you enroll in a PhD in Public Health degree program online, you can learn alongside students from all over the world, gaining new perspectives on public health issues and best practices. It’s also convenient. You can earn your advanced degree from home or anywhere with an internet connection. Online learning also offers you the flexibility to complete your coursework on whatever days and times are convenient you. That makes it easier to balance your education with your work—and it can even save you time and money.
PhD in Public Health degree-seekers have many options when it comes to choosing the program that is right for them. However, a few key factors should always be considered before deciding, including flexibility, diversity, and support. First, flexible scheduling can be key for working professionals, which is why online degree programs are such a popular choice. It’s also important for you to be able to connect with other professionals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, which can greatly enhance your doctoral experience. Lastly, be sure you choose a university with a strong support team that is invested in helping you succeed as you work toward earning your PhD.
Top PhD in Public Health programs will often offer you a choice of focus areas so that you can align your program with your interests and career goals. At Walden, students can choose between two specializations: Epidemiology and Community Health Education. The Epidemiology specialization centers on infectious and chronic diseases, how these diseases affect community health, and the strategies used to maintain the health of communities. If you’re more interested in improving the overall health of communities by examining available resources, living conditions and environment, and public health systems, the Community Health Education specialization may be right for you.
Public health PhD program graduates often become:
- Public health researchers
- Postdoctoral fellows
- Public health consultants
- Biotech/lab researchers
- Faculty members or professors
- Global health professionals or consultants
- Public health policy advisors
- Health policy advisors
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that more than 120,000 health educators and community health workers are employed in the U.S.—many in public health settings—with employment projected to grow 11% by 2028. 1 However, the pandemic has certainly changed the public health landscape, highlighting the need for highly trained and educated experts in the field. This will likely drive an even greater need for public health professionals in the near future.
1 Source: www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm#tab-6
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1 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.)
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014–2015 Edition, Health Educators and Community Health Workers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm (viewed online March 11, 2015). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
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.
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Santa Clara University
The jesuit university in silicon valley, department of public health.
The Public Health Program strives to positively impact the health of our university community, and the health of communities beyond the university. Our faculty, staff, and students are committed to working with campus, regional, and global partners to identify and characterize challenges to human health, develop innovative research and intervention strategies, and advocate for social changes that will lead to a more human, just, and sustainable world.
About Our Program
The Public Health Program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers the bachelor of science degree in public health science. The program also offers a minor degree in public health, and manages the Global Health Pathway of the University Core.
The public health science (PHS) major is an interdisciplinary degree focused on the health of human populations and individuals. Students will gain a solid foundation in biology and chemistry to understand the functioning of the human body in health and disease. The major further explores the influences of environmental and social factors on human health through required and elective public health courses, as well as relevant courses in the social sciences and humanities. Through the senior capstone and mandatory internship, PHS majors engage in health-focused service and research projects that apply their education to real-world public health problems, and integrate learning across disciplines. Students are encouraged to study abroad to gain perspective on global health issues.
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Each year the President solicits nominations for people or collaborative groups who have gone above and beyond in scholarship, teaching, and service to the institution. The 2021 President’s Awards honored the Covid 19 Health Team. Pictured: Acting SCU President Lisa Kloppenberg; awardees Craig Stevens, Kat Saxton, and David Hess; Acting Provosts Ed Ryan and Kate Morris.
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Master of Public Health
Scholarship open to new incoming students:, trojans scholars for advancement in public health.
The Master of Public Health program offers a rigorous curriculum that attracts dedicated and ambitious professionals with a passion to serve in the public health arena. The program’s core coursework aims to develop key public health competencies and skills using cases and examples from industry, ranging from local to global.
Fall Priority: December 1st Final: May 1st
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Program at a glance.
The MPH program is designed to be a 2-year program encompassing two fall and two spring semesters for full-time students; however, some concentrations can be completed in as little as 3 consecutive semesters.
All MPH students are required to complete a set of core courses, including a 260 hour practicum and a capstone course. In addition, students must enroll in a set of concentration-specific core and elective courses, to reach a minimum total of 42 units.
Core Courses (16 Units)
The MPH Program at USC requires students in all concentrations to complete 16 units of coursework in addition to Practicum in Public Health and Capstone in Public Health (1 unit each) that educates students in the critical foundational areas of public health, as determined by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
Through core coursework, students will gain an understanding of:
- history and philosophy of public health, including core values, concepts, functions and leadership roles
- concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, analysis and interpretation
- evidenced-based reasoning and informatics approaches essential to public health practice
- population health concepts
- cultural context of public health issues and respectful engagement with people of different cultures and socioeconomic strata
PM 502 Foundations of Public Health (4 units)
Overview of public health concepts and issues, including population health; ethics; health disparities, determinants, and systems of care; global health; policy; health promotion; environmental health.
PM 503 Practice of Public Health (4 units)
Introduction to the application of strategies and tools for practice in public health, including policy advocacy, leadership and management, program planning and evaluation, health communication. (Prerequisite: PM 502)
PM 510L Principles of Biostatistics (4 units)
Concepts of biostatistics; appropriate uses and common misuses of health statistics; practice in the application of statistical procedures; introduction to statistical software including EXCEL, SPSS, nQuery.
PM 512 Principles of Epidemiology (4 units)
Terminology/uses of epidemiology and demography; sources/uses of population data; types of epidemiologic studies; risk assessment; common sources of bias in population studies; principles of screening.
Concentration Core Courses and Electives (24 units)
MPH students are required to complete 16 units (4 courses) of core coursework and 8 units of elective coursework within their concentration.
For details and course offerings, see the MPH curriculum-at-a-glance below or visit the Concentrations pages.
Practicum and Capstone (2 units)
The Practicum and Capstone courses are considered part of the core curriculum of the MPH program.
The practicum is an opportunity for students to integrate the knowledge and skills learned in the MPH program through structured, practical training. The practicum consists of 260 hours of field training in a public health agency, such as a county health department, or a community-based organization. Students have the opportunity to complete their practicum through an international experience if desired.
The MPH Capstone is a culminating experience, and students enroll in the course in their final semester of the program.
PM 596 Practicum in Public Health (1 unit)
Applied practical experience through fieldwork in federal, state, and/or local public health agencies/organizations, including community-based organizations; research and school-based settings. (Recommended Preparation: PM 502, PM 503 and at least one MPH concentration core course)
PM 597 Capstone in Public Health (1 unit)
Provides the culminating, integrative learning experience for students enrolled in the Master of Public Health program. (Recommended Preparation: completion of all MPH course work)
In a time of ongoing discoveries in the biological sciences for new risk factors, treatments and prevention of disease, students in this concentration learn different approaches to understanding the distribution and determinants of disease in populations.
Community Health Promotion
This concentration prepares community health practitioners to assess the needs of populations and to design, implement and evaluate health promotion programs for diverse audiences.
Students in this concentration build skills to effectively strengthen global, regional, national and local public health systems, enhance public health preparedness and emergency response, implement effective policies and programs, and protect and improve global health as a whole.
Health Services and Policy
Students in this concentration focus on health care systems, governmental and organizational decisions plans, and actions that affect the health of populations.
An integral part of the USC MPH program, the practicum is a structured and supervised professional experience with an approved agency for which students receive academic credit. As a working partnership between students and public health agencies, the practicum offers students hands-on experience in an area of public health, including county, state, federal or community-based agencies. The goal of the practicum is to further students’ practical experience while enhancing the work of public health. Through the practicum, students have the opportunity to demonstrate an integration of coursework into a real-world setting, preparing them for a professional career in public health.
Students have the opportunity to complete their practicum through an international experience if desired.
All students enroll in the MPH Capstone course in their final semester of the program. Capstone draws on students’ experience in the core areas of public health, additional concentration coursework and real-world experience gained in the field prior to graduation. This course challenges students to reflect upon and integrate their coursework and experience with the goal of developing their own individual point-of-view regarding the role of public health in improving the health and well-being of populations in the United States and abroad.
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Public Health Heroes:
Alumni of the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences are at the forefront of public health efforts nationwide.
This USC MPH Program is accredited!
The USC Master of Public Health Program received full accreditation from the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) on June 2nd, 2003. CEPH is an independent agency, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, that accredits schools of public health and public health programs to assure that the school or program has been evaluated and has met accepted standards established by and with the public health profession. The USC MPH program is listed among accredited public health programs at www.ceph.org .
The USC MPH program was reaccredited by CEPH in 2008 and 2015. On November 6, 2015, the program was reaccredited for a seven-year term (until December 31, 2022).
The USC MPH program is a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, the voice of accredited public health education, whose members include schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
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PhD in Public Health
The Ph.D. in Public Health emphasizes the expertise necessary for a research career in either epidemiology or social behavioral health.
2023 application deadline: The priority deadline is February 1, with a final deadline of June 1. Admission cycle: Fall Assistantship types: teaching, research
The Ph.D. in Public Health emphasizes the expertise necessary for a research career in either epidemiology or social behavioral health. The Ph.D. is designed to prepare students for careers in which advanced analytical and conceptual capabilities are required, such as university teaching, research, consulting, policy development or other high-level positions. As a Tier One research institution, the University of Nevada, Reno encourages its Ph.D. candidates to participate in research projects that generate new public health knowledge and to apply their research to public health practice or health policy.
Faculty and students of the School of Public Health conduct state-of-the-art research in a wide range of areas related to public health. Research in the school is supported by grants and contracts from numerous federal, state, local, and private sources, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Funding for the Ph.D. in Public Health
Qualified doctoral students in Public Health are offered Graduate Assistant (GA) positions for two years of the program. These positions typically include teaching activities and continuous funding is contingent upon satisfactory performance of the duties and good academic standing. Although funding beyond two years is not guaranteed, GA positions that focus on research and other funding opportunities are available and most students continue to receive support. GA positions include a monthly stipend, health insurance, and a partial tuition waiver.
Students will typically enter the Ph.D. in Public Health after having completed a relevant Master's degree, such as the Master of Public Health (MPH) or Master of Science (MS) in epidemiology or biostatistics (for the epidemiology specialization) and Master of Public Health (MPH) in social and behavioral health, or health education (for the Social and Behavioral Health Specialization). Occasionally, students can be admitted with a health-related Bachelor's degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 that is confirmed before beginning classes. Additionally, students must have documentation that they have completed the following MPH courses (or their equivalent). Students missing any of the required prerequisites may be admitted, contingent on successful completion of specified courses within a period of time (typically the first year).
- CHS 712: Epidemiology in Public Health (3 Credits)
- CHS 780: Biostatistics in Public Health (3 Credits)
- Basics of Public Health (0 credits. Online self-paced)
Admissions to the program and student handbook
The Admissions Committee seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds who have the qualifications and credentials to succeed in a rigorous, research-intensive doctoral program. Learn more about admissions requirements, prerequisite coursework and the application process.
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College of Health Sciences and Public Policy: PhD in Public Policy and Administration (PPA)
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- PhD in Public Health
- PhD in Public Policy and Administration (PPA)
Minimum degree requirements, course sequence, previous specializations (not currently accepting new students), master of philosophy (embedded degree).
- Doctoral Writing Assessment
8-Year Maximum Time Frame
The PhD in Public Policy and Administration program is designed to prepare students to address the challenges of governance and service delivery that exist both in the U.S. and around the world. Coursework explores public policy theory, research, and practice in a global context, enabling students to gain expertise in effective U.S. policy management and the ability to apply those insights to problems facing the world at large. The PhD in Public Policy and Administration can position students for career opportunities in research, higher education, or administration in the private, public, or nonprofit sector. Students in this program may choose a specialization that fits their personal and/or career objectives.
At the end of the program, students will be able to:
- Discuss leadership concepts and theories that have been used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector.
- Analyze evidence-based research, theories, and models used to promote participation in public and nonprofit policy processes.
- Develop solutions for problems related to public policy and public administration using theory and research.
- Ethically apply the major theories and concepts of public policy and public administration within organizations.
- Evaluate models and best practices utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national, and international public agencies by using evidence-based research.
- Professional Development Plan and Program of study
- Foundation course (3 credits)
- Core courses (25 credits)
- Research courses (20 credits)
- Dissertation Seminar courses (5 credits; continuously enrolled in 1 credits per term for a minimum of 5 terms until completed)
- Dissertation writing courses (5 credits per term for a minimum of four terms; taken continuously until completion)
- Quarter Plans
- Four residencies
Foundation Course (3 credits)
Core courses (25 credits).
- Students may take this as a non-degree course.
Foundation Research Sequence (15 credits)
Courses composing the Foundation Research Sequence are conducted online and require weekly readings, participation in discussions, and assignment completion. Course instructors guide discussions and evaluate discussion and application assignments. RSCH 8110 must be completed prior to Residency 2 of the academic residencies. RSCH 8210 and RSCH 8310 must be completed prior to beginning the dissertation or attending Residency 3.
Advanced Research Course (5 credits)
All PhD students are required to complete one advanced-level research course that mirrors the methodology of their intended dissertations. The university offers three advanced courses; individual programs may have other advanced options. Students should refer to their specific programs of study to determine program-specific requirements.
One of the following three courses is required
- Complete Residency 1 as soon as you begin your program; should be completed in Term 1 or Term 2.
- Complete Residency 2 within 18 months of your start date or linked to your registration for or completion of your first research course.
- Complete Residency 3 by the end of your third year.
- Residency 4 General (RESI 8404) OR
- Residency 4 Proposal Writing (RESI 8404Q) OR
- Residency 4 Methods & Data Collection: Qualitative (RESI 8404R) OR
- Residency 4 Methods & Data Collection: Quantitative (RESI 8404S) OR
- Residency 4 Publishing & Presenting (RESI 8404T) OR
- an approved professional conference (RESI 8900 for select programs only. Contact Advising for information.) OR
- a dissertation intensive (DRWI 8500) during your 9000 course. Contact Student Success Advising to register. You must attend all sessions and advising throughout the entire intensive retreat in order to successfully complete the experience to satisfy residency 4 requirements. NOTE: Intensive Retreats are NOT included in Fast Track tuition.
- Optional: Complete a PhD dissertation intensive (DRWI 8500) during your dissertation. Contact Student Success Advising to register.
Completion of the Doctoral Capstone
Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled until completion of their doctoral study with final chief academic officer (CAO) approval. Most Walden students who complete their dissertation/doctoral study take more than 2 years to do so.
To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the chief academic officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook . In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation course until they complete an approved dissertation, which usually requires more than the minimum terms in the dissertation course shell.
Students undertake courses in the following sequence.
*Students take this course for a minimum of four terms and are continuously enrolled until completion of their dissertation with final chief academic officer (CAO) approval. In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation course until they complete their capstone project and it is approved. This usually takes longer than the minimum required terms in the dissertation course shell.
To complete a dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the chief academic officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook .
These previous PhD in Public Policy and Administration specializations are no longer accepting new students. Current students in these specializations must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.
- Specialization courses (15 credits)
- Doctoral support course (5 credits)
Specialization in Criminal Justice (not currently accepting new students)
Specialization in emergency management (not currently accepting new students), specialization in global leadership (not currently accepting new students), specialization in health policy (not currently accepting new students), specialization in homeland security policy and coordination (not currently accepting new students), specialization in international nongovernmental organizations (ngos) (not currently accepting new students), specialization in law and public policy (not currently accepting new students), specialization in nonprofit management and leadership (not currently accepting new students), specialization in policy analysis (not currently accepting new students), specialization in public management and leadership (not currently accepting new students), specialization in terrorism, mediation, and peace (not currently accepting new students), course sequence for specializations.
* Students take this course for a minimum of four quarters and are continuously enrolled until completion of their dissertation with final chief academic officer (CAO) approval.
To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.
Walden awards the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree to recognize PhD students for academic achievement leading up to their dissertation. With an MPhil, students will be able to demonstrate to employers and others that they have an advanced knowledge base in their field of study as well as proficiency in research design and evaluation.
- All required PhD core courses (or KAMs)
- All required PhD specialization courses (or KAMs)
- All required doctoral research and advanced research courses
- Program prospectus development course
- Residencies 1, 2, and 3
- A minimum 3.0 GPA is mandatory.
- The MPhil requires a minimum of 45 quarter credits. Maximum transfer of credit varies by program but is not to exceed 50% of the overall, or embedded, program requirements.
Students who start or readmit to doctoral programs at Walden University in the university catalog for academic year 2017 or later will complete the university’s required doctoral writing assessment . Designed to evaluate incoming doctoral students’ writing skills, this assessment aims to help prepare incoming doctoral students to meet the university’s expectations for writing at the doctoral level.
In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation/doctoral study course until they complete their capstone project and it is approved. This usually takes longer than the minimum required terms in the dissertation/doctoral study course shell.
Students have up to 8 years to complete their doctoral degree requirements (see Enrollment Requirements in the student handbook). Students may petition to extend the 8-year maximum time frame, but an extension is not guaranteed.
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Top 14 Ph.D. In Public Health Programs in 2023
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Are you ready to advance your career and challenge yourself by earning your Ph.D. in Public Health?
Who Can Apply To a Ph.D. in Public Health Program?
You must have at least your bachelors and sometimes a masters degree in a related field, excellent qualifications, and recommendations by more than one person, and a excellent educational track record to be accepted into a post-graduate program in most schools
Top 5 PhD in Public Health Programs
Is this increased education and effort worth it.
The job outlook for a public health degree is vast because the leaders in the medical field are varied. You can be a manager of a hospital or medical facility, an epidemiologist, a professor at a college, a researcher and so much more. The pay upgrade after receiving your doctorate in public health will depend on your specific field but in many cases it is over six figures. Each person must weigh if the additional education and effort will be worth it to their career goals in the long term.
Top 14 Ph.D. In Public Health Programs
University of california los angeles.
- Los Angeles, California
- Graduation Rate: 91%
UCLA School of Public Health stands out as number one because of the reviews by students and job recruiters about the quality of education received, because of the small class size, and because of the fair tuition that is even better for in-state students. If you are ready to lead the pack with a quality education in medicine and leadership skills then UCLA may be right for you.
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Graduation Rate: 92%
Johns Hopkins is where many of our nations leaders go to medical school. It is certainly prestigious and considered a great place to make connections that can affect your whole career. Getting in may be a challenge because they have so many applicants and their acceptance rate is low but the education you will receive is practically priceless.
East Carolina University
- Greenville, North Carolina
- Graduation Rate: 60%
ECU is located in scenic Greenville North Carolina. The setting alone is enough to draw many to the area to complete their doctorate but the school itself is reviewed well by graduates when it comes to the quality of education and overall experience. If you are planning on earning your PhD in public health, you will definitely want to consider East Carolina University.
Ohio State University
- Columbus, Ohio
- Graduation Rate: 83%
Ohio State University is located in Columbus Ohio comes in third in campus size in the United States. The grounds and community loyalty is something worth noting. If you want a hometown feel in a city then choose to do your phd in public health work here.
George Washington University
- Washington, D.C.
- Graduation Rate: 84%
GWU the public health PhD program is rigorous but many people apply to it for the quality of education and the location on the eastern seaboard. If you are considering admission freshen up your essay writing skills and go for it because the future is ready for more leaders in healthcare in the region. It is also known as one of the top schools for internships in the country.
- Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Graduation Rate: 97%
When it comes to medicine and law the word Harvard is on the top five of many graduates’ hopeful list. There are many other find schools on this set, and Harvard is not higher up because of the price point but a graduate medical program would not be complete without this Ivy League masterclass.
University of Maryland
- College Park, Maryland
- Graduation Rate: 85%
The University of Maryland is ideal if you want a big school that takes the lead on research projects on many years. The school grounds are welcoming and even idyllic. You may feel like one of the crowd at this larger school but for many they enjoy the privacy to study and focus that larger groups allow.
University of Illinois School of Public Health
- Chicago, Illinois
The UI School of Public Health is a great choice for anyone in the north who is looking for a quality school to advance their career and connect them with the leaders in the medical field. The college is located in Chicago so if you enjoy cold winters, leading advances in medical research and leadership, and are ready to move ahead in your medical career you may want to apply today.
Appalachian State University
- Boone, North Carolina
- Graduation Rate: 70%
Small class sizes and fair tuition is what you will find at this leading southern school. Appstate stands out for affordability, remarkably beautiful school and grounds, and a program they offer that allows undergraduates to work on graduate credits during their senior year if they meet certain requirements. If you want a school that works with you to accomplish your goals then check out Appstate today.
Oklahoma State University
- Stillwater, Oklahoma
- Graduation Rate: 63%
Oklahoma State is the perfect choice if you want to work in the public with your PhD in public health because they state that their focus is helping rural communities and graduates should have a passion for changing and communities with better health services. If you have this heart and want a great school central in the country consider Oklahoma State.
University of Southern Maine
- Portland, Maine
- Graduation Rate: 54%
The University of Southern Maine prepares many people in various field for leadership positions with post graduate work. If you are in the far north east and want to exceed in your career consider their doctorate programs and enjoy the nature, friendly campus, and extreme weather that appeals to the locals and visitors alike.
- New Orleans, Louisiana
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine offers a hands on education for medical professionals who want to lead and offer real care for people across the globe. Tropical medicine does have various considerations that should be considered by professionals who want to aid people in hot regions and this Louisiana based college put out global leaders in medicine that go about making real impact.
University of South Florida
- Tampa, Florida
- Graduation Rate: 69%
The University of South Florida provides a hands on approach for students earning their doctorate in public health. The school is located in Tampa right near the blue-green waters of Tampa bay and all the natural resources that Florida has to offer. If you are ready to lead in a big southern city check out the programs admissions today.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Birmingham, Alabama
- Graduation Rate: 52%
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a hands on medical school that is renowned in the south for leading innovation and a rigid curriculum. If you live in the south and want to attend a school that will give you the tools you need to lead your peers within a few years check out the offerings at UofA.
A PhD in Public Health is a big step. Whether you are returning to school after years in your career field or jumping right in after graduation there is a program for you to fit right in and thrive as you learn the information you need to advance your value as a medical professional. As you choose your school be sure to discuss any of your personal needs and concerns with current students in the program to get an accurate picture for your situation.
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UK College of Public Health welcomes Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator, Glenn Means
The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Public Health (CPH) welcomes Glenn Means as the new Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator, part of the S tudent Engagement & Academic Success (SEAS) team.
Glenn will champion all recruitment and admissions efforts to help attract, retain, and graduate quality student candidates into the current suite of academic programs at CPH.
“Working for UK is an honor as it has always been a place I wanted to work,” says Glenn. “I have wanted to find a place where my passions lie and one of my first careers was research in public health. I am excited because public health is all around us and people in this field are true trailblazers in how we go about our daily lives.”
“Being able to recruit individuals and help them navigate the admission process while helping students to achieve their dreams is humbling. I am happy to be part of their journey. I want to encourage them in this process and help them to understand how they can be true health champions for our world," adds Glenn.
Glenn’s vision for his role is building great relationships with his students and learning their stories, enhancing and promoting diversity, and highlighting more of CPH's success stories.
“I want to learn about people and show them how their story can be achieved through pursuing a pathway with public health,” says Glenn. “Everyone has a unique story to share and tell – that is what makes us unique. Being able to bring a diverse group of people into one room to discuss important issues is a beautiful thing. It allows people to learn from each other and discover new viewpoints. It is an important part of my recruitment process to recruit and always be cognizant of how diversity is important to any part of that process in recruiting.”
“Lastly, recruitment is about highlighting why people should come and join our community. CPH is doing great work and I want to highlight how students can be part of this process in making our college an even greater place to learn, grow, and lead," adds Glenn.
Originally from Mount Sterling, Kentucky, Glenn’s biggest influences have been his parents, professional colleagues, and a few celebrities.
“They truly went above and beyond to support me and give me all the necessary resources to dream big and supported me to believe anything is possible,” says Glenn. “Sometimes working two and three jobs, my parents worked long hours to make sure any opportunity I wanted to pursue I was able too,”
Professionally, Glenn’s influences also include his friends Dr. Kapil Parakh and Madhura Bhat, co-founders of the Health for America fellowship program .
“They took a chance on me and selected me to be part of a health fellowship that truly changed my life,’ says Glenn. “They made sure that I had everything that I needed to be successful and still check in with me regularly to make sure I am doing well. Both have always encouraged me to pursue my dreams and showed me different ways that I can shape my future to be the best it can be.”
One of Glenn’s greatest achievements was having his research story featured in Forbes Magazine, which was also part of his experience with the Health for America team.
Glenn also appreciates celebrities that use their platform to fight for important causes.
“I’ve always looked up to Oprah Winfrey, Angela Bassett, Angelia Jolie, and others who use their platform for good. These strong women fight for injustices for so many vulnerable populations and are key supporters on many platforms that I care deeply about that make the world a better place.”
Glenn’s professional journey has provided him with a wide range of opportunities including academia, state government, non-profit and more.
Glenn’s career started with Gear UP KY where he worked in the school systems to provide opportunities to students who wanted to pursue college or postsecondary education after graduating.
“The emphasis was centered around not only graduating students but allowing them the opportunity to decide what pathway was best for them after high school,” says Glenn.
Glenn was also the Director of Development at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass , where he helped with grant writing, donor stewardship, fundraising, event planning, and more.
Glenn also worked for the Kentucky state government in the Legislative Research Commission as an analyst in Constituent Services, allowing him to work with Kentucky Legislature and address constituent matters all over the Commonwealth.
Most recently, Glenn was the Donor Stewardship Manager at Lexington Habitat for Humanity where he worked on critical issues with affordable housing, advocacy, donor stewardship, volunteer management, event planning and more.
Glenn also owns his own event planning company called EPOCH Affairs, producing full scale events for non-profits, corporations, and more, all over the state and country.
Glenn obtained his bachelor's and master's degree in Psychology (‘11) and Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management (‘13) from Morehead State University.
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