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Total program credits needed for graduation: 80

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.877.295.6779, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Core Courses

36 course quarter credits.

NHS8004
Collaboration, Communication, and Case Analysis for Health Care Doctoral Learners (6 quarter credits)
DRPH8110
History and Theory of Public Health* (6 quarter credits)
DRPH8120
Domestic and International Public Health Policy Action* (6 quarter credits)
DRPH8170
Advanced Practice in Epidemiology* (6 quarter credits)
DRPH8180
Advanced Action Research Methods* (6 quarter credits)
DRPH8190
Experiential Project*+ (6 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

24 course quarter credits.

DRPH8200
Critical Issues in Urban and Rural Health* (6 quarter credits)
DRPH8204
Fundamentals of Public Health Research* (6 quarter credits)
DRPH8208
Leading Public Health Institutions* (6 quarter credits)
DRPH8212
Design and Implementation of Public Health Strategies* (6 quarter credits)

Dissertation Courses

20 course quarter credits.

DRPH9920
Dissertation Courseroom (non-credit)*
DRPH9921
Dissertation Research 1* (5 quarter credits)
DRPH9922
Dissertation Research 2* (5 quarter credits)
PSLR8900
Professional Doctorate Colloquium*+ (non-credit)
DRPH9923
Dissertation Research 3* (5 quarter credits)
DRPH9924
Dissertation Research 4* (5 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

+Learners are responsible for the cost of their travel, accommodations, food, and other expenses associated with this course.

Residency Requirement

As part of your program, you will attend one Professional Doctorate Colloquium (PSL-R8900) in addition to your online courses.

What Can I Expect?

In this program, you can take 1 course per quarter. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses

To learn more, call 1.877.295.6779, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.