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.

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.

About the School

From publishing research on pandemic preparedness to advocating for the environment, our award-winning faculty, students, and alumni are developing innovative solutions to some of society's most pressing issues. Learn more about our:

• Mission and Vision
• Faculty


Academic Programs

From emergency management to public policy and administration to nonprofit leadership, we offer a breadth of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs and more than 65 concentrations and specializations tailored to the latest issues and your career goals. Explore our:

• Degree and Certificate Programs
• Individual Courses

Leaders in the Field

Read more about the accomplishments of our:

• Students
• Faculty
• Alumni

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Why Choose Public Policy at Walden?

Listen as three alumni reflect on Walden's PhD in Public Policy and Administration program and discuss what and how they learned.

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