2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    
    Dec 09, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

Environmental and Occupational Health - PhD in Public Health


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A PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Environmental and Occupational Health prepares public health professionals to foster healthier home, public, and work environments through research, policymaking, and health promotion.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply ethical decision-making in public health research.
  2. Design public health research proposals that are evidence based and competitive.
  3. Critically evaluate scholarly literature in public health and related disciplines.
  4. Demonstrate leadership skills to facilitate evidence-based public health solutions.
  5. Conduct original public health research that has the ability to promote positive social change in diverse populations.
  6. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills necessary to deliver complex public health research and information to professional audiences.
  7. Apply environmental and occupational health measurement principles to analysis of public health problems.
  8. Design environmentally sound evidence-based solutions for public health hazards.

Course Sequence


Environmental and Occupational Health Track I


For Track I the recommended course sequence is as follows:

Quarter Course Credits
1   
OR 
  
5 cr.
  PhD Residency 1: must be completed before RSCH 8110H (Quarter 3)  
2    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   1 cr.
3    5 cr.
   1 cr.
   3 cr.
  PhD Residency 2: must be completed after RSCH 8110H (Quarter3 ) and before PHLT 8068 (Quarter 7)  
4    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   1 cr.
  PhD Residency 3: must be completed after RSCH 8210H (Quarter 4) and before PHLT 9005 (Quarter 8)  
5   
OR 
  
5 cr.
   5 cr.
6    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   1 cr.
7

Choose one of the following:

5 cr.

Choose one of the following:

5 cr.
   1 cr.
8   5 cr.
  Complete PhD Residency 4 or a Dissertation Intensive after successful completion of PHLT 9005 (must have approved prospectus)  
9   5 cr.
10+   5 cr.

* In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation/doctoral study course until they complete their capstone project and it is approved. This usually takes longer than the minimum required terms in the dissertation/doctoral study course shell.

Environmental and Occupational Health Track II


For Track II the recommended course sequence is as follows:

Quarter Course Credits
1   
OR 
  
5 cr.
  PhD Residency 1: must be completed before taking RSCH 8110H (Quarter 6)  
2    5 cr.
   1 cr.
3    5 cr.
  
OR 
  
5 cr.
4    5 cr.
   5 cr.
5    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   1 cr.
6     5 cr.
   1 cr.
   3 cr.
  PhD Residency 2: must be completed after RSCH 8110H (Quarter 6) and before PHLT 8068 (Quarter 10)  
7    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   1 cr.
  PhD Residency 3: must be completed after RSCH 8210 (Quarter 7) and before PHLT 9005 (Quarter 11)  
8   
OR 
  
5 cr.
   5 cr.
9    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   1 cr.
10

Choose one of the following:

5 cr.

Choose one of the following:

5 cr.
   1 cr.
11   5 cr.
  Complete PhD Residency 4 or a Dissertation Intensive after successful completion of PHLT 9005 (must have approved prospectus)  
12   5 cr.
13+   5 cr.

* In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation/doctoral study course until they complete their capstone project and it is approved. This usually takes longer than the minimum required terms in the dissertation/doctoral study course shell.