Online Doctoral Programs at Walden University

Gain the credentials to change your world.

Woman interested in online Ph.D. and doctoral degree programEarn your degree from an institution that has 45 years of experience providing doctoral-level education. With one of our online doctoral programs, you can attain a new level of credibility and influence within your field. Choose from a wide variety of both PhD and professional doctorates in many disciplines, depending on your interests and career goals. How many doors will a Walden doctoral degree open for you?

Find the online graduate degree program that best fits your educational goals below:

PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

PhD in Criminal Justice

PhD in Education

PhD in Health Services

PhD in Human Services

PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

PhD in Management

PhD in Nursing

PhD in Psychology

PhD in Public Health

PhD in Public Policy and Administration

PhD in Social Work

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

"I now have the language, the confidence and the understanding to really go and make an impact." - Melissa Thomas

Benefits of Our Online PhD Programs:

  • Learn from leading experts in your field. Our online doctoral programs are taught by high-caliber faculty members from around the world—97% of whom hold doctoral degrees and who are also some of the foremost scholar-practitioners in their professions.
  • Transform lives. Our PhD dissertations and doctoral studies are uniquely focused on social change. You have the opportunity to choose a topic that's personally meaningful to you and select faculty members whose interests align with yours, which means you hone your research and then translate research into action to realize a positive and measurable impact. 
  • Enhance your learning with residencies. A component of many online graduate degree programs, residencies help you cultivate and refine your research while receiving one-on-one guidance from faculty and staff.
  • Enjoy robust student support. Walden’s online PhD programs offer a suite of support services to help doctoral students succeed, including a professionally staffed writing center and extensive digital library with more than 56,000 journals, 104 databases, and 144,771 electronic books.

Thinking about how you can use a doctoral degree beyond the academic world?  A professional doctorate from Walden can help prepare you to advance from practitioner to leader and pursue management and executive roles within a practice-based setting. Our professional online doctoral programs are content-focused, allowing you to actively solve a real problem in your field. As your knowledge grows, your influence will grow, too.


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