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PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Take an active role in creating sustainable solutions to problems facing the United States and nations worldwide.

Walden’s PhD in Public Policy and Administration program will allow you to:

  • Gain a global perspective on U.S. best practices
  • Pick up the skills needed to effectively advocate for change that positively impacts individuals and communities
  • Network with expert faculty members and other doctoral students at face-to-face residencies

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: September 23, 2019

Limited-Time Offer: Receive a $5,000 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on September 23, 2019.

Transfer Credits: Up to 41 credits

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Learning Outcomes

Gain the management and leadership skills to help advance your career in public policy. This online doctoral program can enable you to:

  • Deepen your understanding of U.S. policy management practices
  • Engage in coursework that incorporates global scenarios and viewpoints
  • Learn from a diverse international faculty with experience developing public policy in the United States as well as abroad
  • Conduct original research on a topic relevant to your interests and expertise, without the usual academic boundaries

More about our PhD in Public Policy and Administration program

Whether you're interested in furthering your own research or entering the private sector, a PhD in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers. Career options include:*

  • College professor
  • Academic administrator
  • Senior-level public executive
  • Legislative aide
  • Government affairs officer
  • Senior-level nonprofit manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Research director
  • Private consultant

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

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Why earn your PhD in Public Policy and Administration at Walden?

Meleny Thomas

"Having an advanced degree allowed me to gain new job duties and responsibilities,which will in turn help me in all areas of my life."

Meleny Thomas | PhD in Public Policy and Administration Student