Earn your EdD and become a more effective and influential leader

Walden’s Doctor of Education (EdD) program is designed specifically for educators, administrators, and leaders working in P–12, early childhood, or higher education who want to continue making a difference to improve student learning.

  • Nine specializations from which to choose to further your content knowledge and conduct research
  • Doctoral support courses that will help hone your research and scholarly writing skills, guide you through your coursework, and prepare you for successful completion of your doctoral study or dissertation
  • Progress at your pace with a flexible program that allows you to take either one or courses at a time to speed up or slow down based on your preference
  • NCATE accreditation assures that our program meets or exceeds the standard of excellence put forth by NCATE, including supportive faculty, fresh course content

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Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt

Choose Your Speed: Progress at Your Pace.

You can work toward your degree at a speed that fits your schedule. This program offers two speeds to complete your program, allowing you the flexibility to progress at a pace that’s right for you:

  • Traditional: Take one course at a time. Advance through the program steadily while managing other commitments.
  • Fast Track: Take two courses at once. Focus more time on the program and complete your degree sooner.

After the first course, you can take one course at a time, earn your degree faster by taking two courses at once, or choose a combination of the two throughout the program to fit your changing needs.

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Earn Your EdD While Balancing Priorities

At Walden we understand that you likely work full time and may care for children or other family members. Explore our support services  designed to help you balance family commitments with your work and school responsibilities. We’re all in it together.

Walden Facts


Almost 95% of Walden alumni responding to our survey say that their program helped them to advance positive social change.*


More than half of Walden doctoral graduates who responded to our survey say their degree contributed to earning a pay raise.*

Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2014 survey.


Katrina Fuller

Katrina Fuller

EdD Graduate
The most rewarding aspect of pursuing my degree at Walden was the relationships and network that I formed.
Being able to exercise, rehearse, and express my ideas regarding my passion in education has been a reflective process. I realized we should all aim to effect positive social change in our communities. If we leave a positive mark, then our job has been done well!
I am a first-generation college graduate. By earning my degree, I’ve set a positive example for my son. I know I’ve shown him that he can do anything.
Angela Valdez EdD Graduate
Angela Valdez
Gustavo Sever EdD Graduate
Gustavo Sever
Kimberly Sabrina McDuffie EdD Graduate
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