Online Doctoral Programs at Walden University

A degree that’s focused on you: Your interests come first in our online doctoral programs.

Pursuing your doctorate is a big commitment—so your studies should be focused on your interests, not a faculty member’s. Dig deeper into your research with one of our doctoral programs, and nurture a seed of an idea as it blossoms into a fully developed doctoral study or dissertation.

With an online doctoral degree from Walden, you gain the knowledge and the credentials to make a difference in your life and in your community. Choose a university that allows you to use your experience, talents, and interests to bring your passion to life and deliver game-changing results in your field.

Select the program that will help you achieve your goals:

PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

PhD in Criminal Justice

PhD in Education

PhD in Health Education and Promotion

PhD in Health Services

PhD in Human and Social Services

PhD in Industrial and Organizational

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 Healthcare Administration (DHA)

Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Specialized Accreditation for Doctoral Degree Programs at Walden University

Why pursue your professional doctoral or online PhD program with us?

  • You research the topic you are passionate about. In addition to choosing your own research topic, you personally select your doctoral chair and a second committee member to guide you through the doctoral process.
  • Our top-notch support services are tailored to you as an online doctoral student. Our proven track record of providing quality doctoral support means that you are primed for success. We are ranked No. 41 of 415 U.S. institutions for total doctoral degrees awarded—and Walden is the only fully online university in the top 50.*
  • You receive a high-quality education with curriculum developed by experts. We are an accredited university, and our programs are created in collaboration with knowledgeable faculty, industry leaders, and employers. You gain practical, relevant skills that keep you on the cutting edge of your field.

*Survey of Earned Doctorates, National Science Foundation, “Rankings by earned doctorates,” on the Internet at (viewed online March 1, 2015). The survey includes 415 accredited U.S. institutions.

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