Earning a DPA from Walden University can prepare you for leadership and managerial roles within government, nonprofits, and policy organizations. Career options include:*

  • Senior-level public executive
  • Legislative aide
  • Government affairs officer
  • Senior-level nonprofit manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Private consultant

If you are looking to pursue a career in research or teaching at the college level, explore Walden’s PhD in Public Policy and Administration.

*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.
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