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DRPH Doctor of Public Health Epidemiology specialization

Overview

Capella University's online Epidemiology Doctorate program prepares you to lead infectious disease prevention in public health environments. This program, developed around national public health curriculum standards, is one of the few online DrPH programs in Epidemiology.

The curriculum emphasizes the biogenetic, environmental, psychosocial and occupational factors that contribute to national and global population-based health disparities. Capella's multidisciplinary approach to public health education also provides you with opportunities to collaborate with other public and private sector professionals whose work often intersects with the field of public health.

The Building Blocks of Your DrPH

Your DrPH in Epidemiology program includes 3 integrated components: online coursework, an in-person experience (called colloquium or residency), and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a DrPH.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your Doctorate in Epidemiology from Capella, you'll analyze and apply multidisciplinary research to the design of public health programs and surveillance systems. You'll also learn how to devise policy and implementation strategies from a systems perspective to address immediate and long-term public health issues from an inter-professional and multidisciplinary perspective. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Doctorate in Epidemiology include adjunct, part-time or full-time faculty, chief public health advisor, director of prevention and control, disease surveillance specialist, epidemiologist (non-clinical), health research analyst, infection prevention and control professional, outbreak investigation coordinator, public health epidemiologist, research analyst or supervisory senior epidemiologist. Potential workplaces include: consulting firm, community college, government, health care organization, nonprofit organization, land-based or online college or university, research organization, social welfare organization or state department of health.