Self-Designed Specialization - Ph.D. in Health Services


Choose courses that best match your personal and professional interests as you develop your own specialization. You have the flexibility to select from courses that cover such topics as health policy, health promotion and education, and healthcare administration.

Completion Requirements

  • 100–102 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (2 cr.)
    • Research Core (21 cr.)
    • Foundation Core (30 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (19-20 cr.)
    • Electives (8–10 cr.)
    • Proposal, dissertation, and oral presentation (20 cr.)
  • Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Foundation Course

Research Core

Foundation Core

Specialization Courses

Select one course from any of the Ph.D. Health Services specializations and select three courses from the following list:


Select two courses from any Walden doctoral program (8-10 cr.)


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