As the first fully online public administration school in the United States, Walden’s School of Public Policy and Administration is dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s public sector and nonprofit leaders to advance the public good in communities around the world.

Designed in collaboration with experts from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, our undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs address the latest societal issues at the community and global level. With more than 65 concentrations and specializations to choose from, these programs prepare you with immediately applicable knowledge and skills in fields ranging from homeland security to public health policy to nonprofit management and leadership.

Our Mission

Walden’s School of Public Policy and Administration develops ethical, knowledgeable, and adaptable scholar-practitioners who apply theory-based knowledge and research to advance democratic processes in the interest of the public good. Through their Walden experiences, these public sector and nonprofit sector leaders advance their knowledge about democratic processes, develop collaborative methods to work among the different sectors, commit to working toward positive social change, and build their professional skills.

Our Vision

Graduates of Walden’s School of Public Policy and Administration hold key positions in governmental and nonprofit institutions throughout the world. These public sector and nonprofit leaders serve as collaborative change-agents who empower local and global communities to promote civic engagement, the common good, and positive social change. The result of their ethical and knowledgeable servant-leadership is respect for and preservation of human rights; collaborative, constructive, and equitable processes to address societal and global challenges; and trust in government and nonprofit institutions.

As a student in the School of Public Policy and Administration, you will learn in a cutting-edge online environment and work with dedicated faculty members who are experts in their fields.

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