Advance Public Health Solutions with Your Online DrPH

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. A DrPH from Capella 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.

 

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Degree Programs

Epidemiology

One of a select, few online DrPH tracks, the Capella Epidemiology Doctorate program prepares you to lead infectious disease prevention in public health environments. Much of your curriculum will focus on the biogenetic, environmental, psychosocial and occupational factors that contribute to national and global population-based health disparities.

Learn more about earning an online DrPH in Epidemiology.

Health Advocacy and Leadership

The online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Health Advocacy and Leadership program prepares you to make an immediate impact on public health. With your DrPH, you’ll be highly qualified to evaluate public health theories and professional practices from a national and international perspective. You'll also be prepared to create and lead equitable public health solutions for diverse and vulnerable populations in the global community.

Learn more about earning an online DrPH in Health Advocacy Leadership.

Why Choose Capella

Capella University is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education. Our degree programs are 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.

As a Capella student, you'll benefit from a competency-based curriculum that combines foundational theory with real-world application and through our online campus, as you work with experienced faculty and your classmates in highly interactive course rooms.

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

$16,000

more than for those with a master's degree.

Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2013

Impeccable Credentials that Prepare You to Lead

This degree is designed around external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

  • Evaluate public health theories and professional practices from a national and international perspective.
  • Analyze and apply multidisciplinary research to the design of public health programs and surveillance systems.
  • Devise policy implementation strategies from a systems perspective.
  • Analyze epidemiological data and evaluate the efficacy of public health policies.
  • Lead collaboratively with integrity and social responsibility.
  • Create equitable public health solutions for diverse and vulnerable populations in the global community.
  • Think critically and communicate effectively.

Capella: An Accredited University

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.