100% Online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Programs
George Washington University
School of Public Health
Doctor of Public Health
Earn your DrPH online from the George Washington University. Our CEPH-accredited program combines interactive, online classes and an on-campus immersion to prepare you to become a thought leader. You will graduate poised to shape public health policy, programs, and initiatives in the U.S. and worldwide. No GRE required.
- Complete the online DrPH program in as few as 36 months.
- The online DrPH program is CEPH accredited.
- No GRE required.
What Is an Online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Degree?
Reasons to Consider an Online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Degree
Concentrations Available for Online DrPH Programs
Frequently Asked Questions on Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Online Programs
The DrPH degree is focused on the professional and practical elements of the field, while the PhD is heavily steeped in academia. If you’re eager to enact policies and programs, DrPH programs give you the leadership skills to do so. On the other hand, a PhD degree prepares you to make important contributions to research and our understanding of issues affecting public health. While you can pursue a DrPH online, there are no CEPH-accredited online programs for a PhD in public health currently available.
Pursuing a Doctor of Public Health online provides more flexibility and freedom than an on-campus program. Although the course material is delivered online in online DrPH programs, the admissions and curricula are very similar to in-person classes—and both offer options accredited by CEPH. Many online DrPH programs offer part-time and full-time opportunities.
The lengths of online DrPH programs vary depending on whether you choose to attend part time or full time. Many schools offer part-time Doctor of Public Health online programs that can be completed in four years but may take six years depending on the student’s dissertation and defense. Those who choose the full-time route can typically complete their program in two to four years, depending on the time it takes them to complete their dissertations.
Those who are looking for greater flexibility with work and family life—but also require self-discipline and accountability—should consider pursuing online DrPH programs. Because online classes are taught through live streams or recorded videos, it’s best to have technological skills before applying to a Doctor of Public Health online program.
Online DrPH programs offer graduates the opportunity to seek out positions in government agencies, health care facilities or even community organizations. Professionals at the doctoral level have the potential to become instructors of public health at universities, policy advisors for global health initiatives and directors of nonprofit agencies. We’ve compiled a list of jobs you can pursue with a doctorate in public health.