• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 56 months
    Duration
Would you like to lead the effort to advance public health practices in community-based settings? The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program from Walden University can help you become a leader in your field.

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Would you like to lead the effort to advance public health practices in community-based settings? The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program from Walden University can help you become a leader in your field. 

One of the shortest and most affordable online programs of its kind, this multidisciplinary degree program can help you build competencies in leadership and advocacy while gaining key insights into issues such as budgeting, communication, politics, and program evaluation. You’ll also gain an understanding of how to apply research to promote positive change—in your organization, in your community, and across entire populations.

This online public health doctoral program features two tracks, depending on your academic background:

  • For students who hold a Master of Public Health (MPH); allows the student to forgo foundational public health courses and complete the program in a shorter amount of time.
  • For students who have a master’s degree in an academic discipline other than public health.

Accreditation

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Accreditation validates that a university and its programs are rigorous and offer relevant content. Walden University’s accreditation means:

  • The quality of the institution and its programs are continually reassessed and improved.
  • Credits earned are easier to transfer than credits earned at non-accredited institutions.
When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 56 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      • Track 1 (hold a Master of Public Health degree) - 56 months
      • Track 2 (hold a master's degree in a discipline other than public health) - 68 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Walden University's admission requirements vary by program and degree level. 
  • Walden enrollment advisors are available to help you with every step of the online application process, from deciding which program is right for you to applying for financial aid. 
  • Enrollment advisors can also explain Walden's transfer of credit policy for past educational experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    70338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 70338 USD per year and a duration of 56 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Track 1 (hold a Master of Public Health degree) - $70,338
  • Track 2 (hold a master's degree in a discipline other than public health) - $85,848

Funding

Paying for your education can be a challenge, but Walden helps you identify the many funding options that are available to you, including scholarships, grants, and federal and private loans. You can also check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement for your courses. A Walden enrollment advisor can help you determine which funding options are available to you. Additionally, you can save time and money by transferring credits earned previously.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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