Walden University

PhD in Public Health - Community Health (Track I: MPH degree)


100 Washington Avenue South Ste. 900

Minneapolis, MN 55401

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Public Health - Community Health (Track I: MPH degree)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Influence programs and policies that save lives, improve the face of global health, and create stronger communities through our PhD in Public Health online degree program.

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.

Health education is critical to promoting healthy lifestyles. The Community Health Education specialization addresses how to assess and improve the well-being of communities and public health systems. Learn to analyze a community’s overall health by examining available health resources and the quality of living conditions. Explore how to develop programs that can lead to healthier environments and better health for individuals. Your study culminates in a community health assessment and the development of a public health program to address that community’s needs. 

Track I is designed for students with a Master of Public Health (MPH) or an MS in Public Health. 


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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