Walden University

PhD in Public Health - Epidemiology (Track I: MPH Degree)


100 Washington Avenue South Ste. 900

Minneapolis, MN 55401

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Public Health - Epidemiology (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.

Infectious and chronic diseases can devastate entire communities. The Epidemiology specialization broadens your understanding of how these diseases affect populations and explores strategies for maintaining the health of communities. 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. As part of your coursework, you will conduct an epidemiological field study that includes original research. 

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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