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Teachers College, Columbia University
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In the Department of Health and Behavior Studies

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Why Pursue the Doctorate in Health Education?

     
  • We have an excellent track record of educating exceptional leaders

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    • We have educated generations of Deans, Department Chairs, and Professors responsible for the successful proliferation of Departments of Health Education, Public Health, and Health Sciences, etc…—doing so for universities across the United States and globally
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    • Our graduates have provided leadership at the highest levels in agencies and organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the National Academy of Sciences, and within major Medical Centers across the country
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    • Graduates of our program have gone on to provide leadership as Research Scientists, Principal Investigators, and Administrators within the National Institutes of Health, while also being recipients of major NIH and other grant funding in academic and community settings
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    • We have prepared our students so they compete successfully for prestigious post-doctoral fellowships, including Fulbrights, and go on to engage in noteworthy national and global service in the health professions
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    • We offer the ideal doctoral program structure for busy working professionals who need to attend school part-time, while providing a nurturing and supportive learning environment for all students—including younger full-time students, or those seeking full-time study
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    • The Ed.D.. program is also designed to meet the needs of the urban or suburban working professional who can opt to attend evening classes (i.e. from 5:10 p.m. to 6:50 p.m., or from 7:20 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.), or take courses online, or watch the (Tegrity Lecture Capture) video of the hybrid class (both in-person and online class sections) they missed (i.e. because of contemporary realities such as extreme weather, etc…).
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    • We meet the needs of professionals who already obtained a master’s degree (e.g. MPH, MA, MS, etc..) and benefit from our ability to accept up to 45 transfer points/credits for courses for which the grade of B or higher was obtained—while they seek additional doctoral level preparation on a part-time basis for their career advancement
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