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Advance Public Health Solutions with an Online DrPH Program

Capella University's online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program prepares you to think critically and lead effectively while facing ever more complex public health issues. The curriculum focuses on interprofessional education to help you collaborate across disciplines to improve health outcomes throughout your community.

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 program 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) Program

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 Public Health.

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 program is 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 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 health care environment where you will practice solving simulated 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.

Gainful Employment & Learning and Career Outcomes

Investing in a college degree is no small thing. At Capella, we’re proud to share our learning and career outcomes—along with gainful employment results—so that you can make the most informed decisions about the programs that interest you.