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Advance Public Health Solutions with an Online DrPH Program

Capella University's online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) programs prepare you to think critically and lead effectively while facing ever more complex public health issues. The curriculum, developed around national public health curriculum standards, emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to public health education.

You'll be provided with opportunities to collaborate with other public and private sector professionals whose work often intersects with the field of public health. Capella's online DrPH programs will also allow you to analyze and apply research to the design of public health programs, devise equitable solutions to address immediate and long-term public health issues as well as lead collaboratively with integrity and social responsibility.

In 2012, the median annual salary for people with doctoral degrees was


more than for those with a master's degree.

Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2013

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Programs


Impact health disparities with scholarly focus on the biogenetic, social, and environmental determinants of population health with an online DrPH in Epidemiology.

General Public Health

Mitigate complex public health challenges through interprofessional and scholarly exploration of social and environmental determinants of population health with an online DrPH in General Public Health.

Health Advocacy and Leadership

Influence public health policy and systems through scholarly investigation of social and environmental determinants of population health with an online DrPH in Health Advocacy Leadership.

Why Get a DrPH?

Earning a DrPH can take your career to the next level and be a pathway to leadership roles in the health sector. Graduates may go on to solve significant public health issues using innovative methods and new knowledge. Our online DrPH degree programs are ideal for the public health practitioner looking to advance their career to positions needing additional education and scholar preparation. Prospective careers include but are not limited to chief public health advisor, director of prevention and control, disease surveillance specialist, health policy analyst, and research analyst.

Why Choose Capella?

Capella University provides a supportive learning environment where you can you can learn from the best and brightest public health faculty in the field, who all hold a doctoral degree and leadership expertise in the field. You will also experience Capella’s virtual lab environment where you will practice solving real public health challenges.

Additionally, we are an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education. Our online DrPH degree program is designed to meet standards established by professional associations and accrediting bodies — so you gain skills and knowledge that are immediately applicable to your career goals. Capella University is proud to partner with colleagues in practice and professional organizations to assure our public health programs are industry relevant, highly credible, and addressing the current needs of the public and community health environment. You'll benefit from a competency-based curriculum that combines theory with real-world application delivered in a highly engaged learning environment facilitated by expert scholar-practitioner faculty.