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DRPH Doctor of Public Health Health Advocacy and Leadership specialization

Overview

Capella University's online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program prepares you to make an impact in advocacy and leadership.

The curriculum, developed around national public health curriculum standards, emphasizes leadership theories and principles; public health program and policy planning, implementation, and evaluation; factors that contribute to population-based health disparities, nationally and globally; and communication, collaboration, advocacy and leadership strategies used to address public health issues. 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 Health Advocacy and Leadership 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 Health Advocacy and Leadership from Capella, you'll evaluate public health theories and professional practices from a national and international perspective. You'll also learn to create equitable public health solutions for diverse and vulnerable populations in the global community, and lead collaboratively with integrity and social responsibility. 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 Health Advocacy and Leadership include health policy analyst, health research analyst, health specialist, infection prevention and control professional, program director, public health analyst or research analyst. Potential workplaces include: consulting firm, community college, government, health care industry, national health advocacy institute, national institute of health, national research institute, nonprofit organization, land-based or online college or university, research organization, social welfare organization or state department of health.