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DrPH
Doctor of Public Health

Lead effectively, help others, and make a difference with an online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from Capella University. Learn to apply research to design public health programs, devise solutions to address immediate and long-term public health issues, recognize emerging trends, employ social responsibility, and lead with integrity. If you’re a public health professional who wants to manage at a high level and influence positive change, this program can help position you for success.

Integrated capstone & practicum

Work with inspiring mentors within an organization as part of your program; this integrated approach allows you to solve real-world challenges. Learn more about the practicum experience

Interprofessional education

Share your learning and insights with nursing and public health students completing related programs as part of an interprofessional course structure.

Ongoing support

Our faculty and support team are here to help throughout your doctoral program—in the courseroom and in your capstone project.

Classes start July 11

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 12 Core courses
  • 4 Capstone courses
  • 18 Max transfer credits
  • 60 Coursework credits

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won't pay more than $48,000 in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details. Books and supplies and other fees apply.

What can you do with a DrPH degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to consider with a Doctor of Public Health degree.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Data analyst
  • Health director
  • Epidemiologist (non-clinical)
  • Health policy analyst
  • Research analyst
  • Adjunct or part-time public health faculty
  • Full-time public health faculty
  • Health manager

Employment settings to explore

  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Department of health (local or state)
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Health care organization (e.g. hospital or clinic)
  • Public health agency
  • National health advocacy institute
  • Community health agency
  • Social welfare organization
  • Research organization
  • National institutes of health
  • Health insurance company

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Articles and resources

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

How to Use Social Determinants to Improve Health Care Outcomes

Welcome to the world of the social determinants of health. Social determinants refer to any aspect of a patient’s life that can impact the care received and their likelihood to benefit from that care.

Leadership in Public Health: Preparing for Emerging Issues

Learn about developing public health issues and leadership characteristics required to address them.

What’s It Like to Be a Doctoral Student?

What does it take to earn a doctoral degree? Learn more about the experience and explore each step of the journey.