RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit Colleges Online, a website dedicated to helping students find the best offerings in affordable online degree programs, has published a ranking of the the Best Online Public Healthy Doctorate Degree Programs (http://www.nonprofitcollegesonline.com/best-online-doctorate-public-health/).
Every school in this ranking is a nonprofit institution, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), and offers its degree program online with minimal or no required campus visits. Each school's tuition was calculated based on out-of-state rates. This ranking highlights programs with affordable, lower-than-average tuition costs.
Johns Hopkins University's prestigious Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, placed first in this ranking, which highlights a total of five online doctor of public health programs with competitive tuition rates. Johns Hopkins Doctor of Public Health program cost an estimated $67,520.
Other colleges and universities which made the list include the following (listed below in alphabetical order):
Loma Linda University - Loma Linda, California
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
University of South Florida - Tampa, Florida
A Doctor of Public Health focuses on teaching students the leadership and communication skills necessary to succeed in mid to senior levels of leadership within large health organizations. Students who hold a master's degree in public health and decide to enroll in a doctoral program will build on the principles of public health learned through the master's level and may go on to careers in epidemiology, environmental science, research, or high level management positions within the medical and health industries, which also require a business component. Public health professionals who hold a terminal degree in the field leverage high-level analytical skills in various settings, sometimes in government, sometimes within private institutions, and sometimes within academia. By building on the principles of public health knowledge gained through a master's degree, doctoral students studying public health will learn how to implement their knowledge into comprehensive public health programs, as well as how to properly manage current health organizations.
"These online doctoral programs in public health are especially ideal for professionals already working in the field," says Sam Mazany, editor at Nonprofit Colleges Online. He adds, "Real world experience is a vital component for any education, but this is particularly true within the field of public health. Fully online doctoral programs that allow working professionals to stay in the workplace while earning an advanced degree are an important resource. Nonprofit Colleges Online aims to help prospective students in this field know where to begin their search for a program that puts the student first and will help them achieve their goals."
Nonprofit Colleges Online (http://www.nonprofitcollegesonline.com) is an online publication committed to promoting accredited institutions that put students before profits. The site helps students find affordable, distance education learning solutions by publishing rankings that make this information more readily available.
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