As a professional in the public sector, you're dedicated to making a difference through community services.

With Walden University's flexible online format, you can earn a public administration graduate or undergraduate degree while maintaining current commitments. Our programs are designed to:

  • Advance your career and increase your salary.
  • Accommodate your current commitments with a flexible format.
  • Allow you to focus on a specialization that meets your goals.

Grants, Scholarships, and Tuition Savings

Let us help support you on your educational journey with more than $60 million in total tuition savings. Contact one of our enrollment advisors at 888.828.5608 to learn more.

Public Administration Programs

  • PhD in Public Policy and Administration

    Learn to analyze and develop public policy that creates tangible social change with Walden’s online PhD in Public Policy and Administration program. This program explores current policy as it concerns issues of ethics and social justice.

    Learn more about the PhD in Public Policy and Administration program.

  • Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)

    This applied doctorate program is designed to prepare you to become a leader in government, nonprofits, or other policy organizations. Guided by expert faculty, you will gain managerial skills and study the everyday practice of public administration, management, and applied research in a global context.

    Learn more about the Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) program.

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)

    Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in the public or private sector, or a nonprofit organization, this program is designed to help you develop the advanced competencies that are essential to becoming a successful leader in public administration.

    Learn more about the MPA program.

  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)

    This degree can help you bring about social change through effective public policy. Explore ways to evaluate, implement, and create effective policy change across the private and public sectors.

    Learn more about the MPP program.

  • MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

    Nonprofit organizations employ a sizable share of the U.S. workforce. Advance your career in this sector as you enhance your ability to create positive social change.

    Learn more about the MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program.

  • MS in Emergency Management

    With Walden’s MS in Emergency Management, you can acquire the advanced skills you need to lead emergency response efforts, improve public policy, and protect communities from disasters.

    Learn more about the MS in Emergency Management program.


More About Our Public Administration Programs

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Tuition and fees vary by degree program because programs at Walden are tailored to the specific needs of professionals in each field.

    For more information about our degree programs, financial aid, tuition, and scholarships, request free information or call one of our enrollment advisors.

    Manage your school expenses with:

    • Convenient monthly payment plans that allow you to pay tuition in installments.
    • Multiple payment plan options, including some that can be combined with school loan programs (if available in your country of residence).
    • No-interest payments, which may eliminate your need for loans.
  • Transfer Credits

    You may be eligible to receive credit towards your program, to earn your degree faster. An enrollment advisor will work with you to identify what credit you can receive based on work experience, prior education, life experiences, and more. 

    • First we will help you obtain transcripts from any previous institution you have attended.
    • Then, we will carefully review your previous coursework to maximize the amount of credits we can apply to your Walden program of study.
    • Lastly, you will receive a transfer credit pre-evaluation within three business days, including a summary of the courses that have been accepted for transfer.

Why Study Public Administration at Walden?

  • High-Quality programs

    Our online degree programs give you the cutting-edge skills needed to excel in today’s workplace.

  • Learn From Experts

    Walden faculty members are scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders in their industries.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.



“The Walden system is designed to allow the students to connect and to really form partnerships and friendships that go beyond the Internet."

Mark Maxwell | PhD in Public Policy and Administration Graduate