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Doctor of Public Health (Online)

CBU's online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree program provides extensive training for students to develop leadership skills necessary to respond to rapidly shifting challenges facing public health and healthcare systems. 

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Program Intro

The focus of CBU's fully online DrPH program is to develop public health leaders who can integrate evidence-based science into public health practice, apply models and theories to address chronic and emerging issues locally and globally, and to demonstrate ethical leadership in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams. Created with flexibility for the working professional, the 74-unit online DrPH can be completed in three years. 

70 Units

*70-74 units

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36 Months to Completion

*with a full-time course load

$795 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your Doctor of Public Health (Online) at CBU?

Advance Your Career


Take the next step in your career by earning your Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree at CBU, a distinguished scholarly accomplishment in the professional field. The DrPH program helps professionals attain the knowledge and skills required to advance as organizational leaders, public health policymakers, practitioners, educators and researchers. 

Integrate a Christian Worldview

The DrPH program teaches courses on leadership, ethics, theory and foundation, all from a Christian worldview. The program is designed to develop innovative leaders who seek to maximize impact in public, private and non-profit organizations.

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Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Doctor of Public Health degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively present information orally and in writing at the post-graduate level.
  2. Analyze, synthesize and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data.
  3. Apply theories of management and leadership within an ethical framework.
  4. Develop, implement and evaluate innovative approaches for diverse environments.
  5. Analyze and evaluate current health trends and practices that influence individual and population health.
  • Health Education and Promotion

HSC 710: Public Health Policy

This course examines public health and healthcare policy. Students will discuss federal, state, and local health policies, how and why policies are developed, and how research, politics, and other social factors inform the health policy-making process. 

HSC 730: Global Health

This course examines complex global health challenges, threats, tensions, and multiple programmatic and policy responses adopted by low and middle income countries and communities. 

HSC 735: Planning and Funding Health Interventions

This course examines implementation of evaluation of public health programs and their effectiveness. As this course is designed to be grounded in public health practice, students will complete the course with the skills necessary to develop both a program and evaluation plan. 

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Janet Bonome, Dr.PH

Associate Professor of Public Health
Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences

Office Phone: 951-343-2176
E-mail: jbonome@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H140

Melissa Wigginton, DrPH, CHES

Professor of Health Science

Office Phone: 951-552-8537
E-mail: mwigginton@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H-138

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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As you make decisions about graduate school, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.

Application Deadlines Fall
Priority May 15
Standard August 1

Application Requirements

Career Possibilities

  • Health Education Specialist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Public Health Policy Analyst

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Next Steps

Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!