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Walden University PhD in Public Health

A Walden PhD in Public Health program will increase a professional’s influence in the critical area of public health care. Through the integration of an interactive, online learning environment with in-person academic residencies, a comprehensive learning model has been made available to professionals who desire to finish a doctoral program. This plan of study culminates in a dissertation showcasing original research that can contribute to the field. The learning experiences of many graduates of this program have been used for the natural assumption of leadership roles in academic or positions in the public or private sector. This is a PhD program that focuses on community health, including medical, political and economic factors. It combines academic theory with practical expertise and features respected scholars and practitioners in the field. Faculty mentors provide support from start to finish thereby extending critical guidance along the way.

Specializations by Track:

Track I: Curriculum for Students Who Hold a Bachelor’s or Non-Public Health Master’s Degree

The Community Health Promotion and Education specialization focuses on the factors that contribute to an over all well-being of public health systems and the communities they serve. This would include the medical, social, political, ethical and economic aspects. The Epidemiology specialization focuses on the scientific understanding of the causes, distribution, control and prevention of disease in populations. Each specialization would require 122 quarter credits although completion time may vary.

Track II: Curriculum for Students Who Hold a CEPH-accredited M.P.H. or M.S. in Public Health

Specialization on the Community Health Promotion and Education places its focus on the medical, social, political, ethical and economic factors that contribute to an over all well-being of public health systems and the localities they serve. The specialization on Epidemiology places its focus on the scientific understanding of the causes, distribution, control and prevention of disease in populations. Each specialization requires 90 quarter credits each.

Track III: Curriculum for Students Who Hold a Non-CEPH-accredited M.P.H. or M.S. in Public Health

The Community Health Promotion and Education specialization as well as the

Epidemiology specialization requires 110 quarter credits each. However, the first specialization focuses on the medical, social, political, ethical and economic factors that contribute to an over all well-being of public health systems and the localities they serve. The second specialization, on the other hand, focuses on the scientific understanding of the causes, distribution, control and prevention of disease in populations.