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Ph.D. in Human Services - Public Health (Course-Based)

Offered By: Walden University

The Public Health specialization focuses on the critical public health issues impacting your community. It will drive you to explore the role that health promotion plays in creating positive social change. You will engage in an epidemiological approach to the study of disease and injury in populations and learn how to apply this study to the control of public health problems.

In this specialization you will:

  • Examine the social, behavioral, and cultural factors that impact public health.
  • Explore the chemical, physical, and biological hazards that can affect the health and safety of a community.
  • Gain the key strategies needed for effectively organizing and conducting population-based disease prevention and health promotion programs.

Human services professionals are on the front lines in serving and caring for those who are most vulnerable and in need. Walden's Ph.D. in Human Services degree program is designed to help professionals in a broad range of settings - including social services agencies, healthcare agencies, treatment facilities, and more - develop their leadership and management skills to better support their communities.

Choose from two formats that best fit your learning style:

  • A course-based program of study that may allow you to complete your degree in less than 3 years.*
  • A self-directed option that allows you to conduct research independently while working closely with a faculty mentor on an area of interest about which you are passionate.

* Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred.