Total program credits needed for graduation: 76
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.
42 quarter credits
|NHS8002||Collaboration, Communication, and Case Analysis for Doctoral Learners||4 quarter credits|
|DRPH8110||History and Theory of Public Health||6 quarter credits|
|DRPH8212||Design and Implementation of Public Health Strategies||6 quarter credits|
|DRPH8300||Community Health Behavior and Promotion||6 quarter credits|
|DRPH8120||Domestic and International Public Health Policy Action||6 quarter credits|
|DRPH8130||Leadership and Emerging Trends in Public Health||6 quarter credits|
|DRPH8170||Advanced Practice in Epidemiology||6 quarter credits|
|NHS8040*||21st-Century Health Care Leadership||4 quarter credits|
|NHS8050*||Preparing for the Professional Doctorate in Nursing and Health Sciences||4 quarter credits|
|NHS8060*||Scholarly Methods in Nursing and Health Sciences||4 quarter credits|
|NHS8070*||Evaluation and Interpretation of Data in Health Care||4 quarter credits|
|NHS8700*||Keystone: Determining Readiness for the Professional Doctorate Project||4 quarter credits|
Learners must register for DRPH9971 a minimum of four times to fulfill their program requirements.
16 quarter credits
|DRPH9971*†||Doctoral Capstone||4 quarter credits each|
Minimum of 100 supervised practicum hours.
*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.
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
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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Whether you're completing additional credits for your own education, 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 with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.