• Application Deadline
  • 42 months
    Duration
The Doctorate in Public Health Education at American College of Education is designed for healthcare professionals and educators who are dedicated to health promotion and disease prevention through evidence-based interventions that improve the health of all populations around the world.
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Overview

Students in the Doctorate in Public Health Education at American College of Education will develop the competencies necessary to address public health issues in local, national and international communities. The dynamic connection between research, theory and practice prepares graduates to be leaders and experts in public health education through research-intensive coursework and a dissertation.

Key Features

  • Advanced Coursework: You will learn how to conduct and interpret evidence-based research to create, implement and evaluate innovative programs and solutions for complex public health problems. Coursework covers policy and leadership in public health, integrating principles of cultural competence, equity, ethics and social justice to address public health concerns on a local, national and international scale.
  • Customizable: Choose from Focus of Study options so you can tailor your program to your individual career goals.
  • Tailored Dissertation Approach: Designed to provide support when doctoral students need it the most – during the dissertation. You’ll complete the dissertation in a structured, faculty-supported course sequence.
  • Accelerated Completion: Students who have an Ed.S. degree or are all-but-dissertation (ABD) can complete their Ed.D. in 37 semester credits.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 42 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      3.5+ years

  • Credits
    64 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scholarly Writing and Research Strategies
  • Research Methods
  • Applied Statistics
  • Quantitative Research Designs
  • Qualitative Research Designs
  • Research Concept Paper
  • Research Methodology
  • Literature Review

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Master's​ or doctoral level
  • Minimum grade point average 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for full admission
  • Submit a current curriculum vitae (preferred) or resume
  • Submit a goal statement, demonstrating a clear expression of purpose and anticipated personal and professional goals. The statement needs to be two pages in length excluding the title and reference pages
  • Complete an interview​​
  • Transcripts that are international and/or not in English must be evaluated through an NACES-recommended agency.
  • Texas applicants may only submit evaluations from agencies approved by the Texas Education Agency.
  • International applicants must request the course-by-course evaluation. The evaluation report must show that the non-U.S. education is equivalent to the education/accreditation level required for the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23914 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 months.
  • National

    6828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23914 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 months.
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Funding

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