Explore our PhD in Education from Walden

Walden University’s PhD in Education program is a premier doctoral experience for preparing professionals to become leading education researchers, scholars, and practitioners in a variety of settings. Our knowledgeable faculty, staff, and support team are here to help you navigate every step of your progress through the PhD in Education program. Your initial foundation course and subsequent doctoral support courses prepare you for a successful and rewarding dissertation experience. With 45 years of helping adult learners succeed, we are dedicated to helping you complete your program.

  • Nine specializations—Focus your learning on an area that matches your goals.
  • Research what you’re interested in—Select your own dissertation topic and research something that you are passionate about. Engage in dissertation research that allows you to contribute new knowledge to your field with respect to a pressing issue, problem, or need.
  • Interact with faculty and peers—Four residency experiences are offered, two of which may be taken virtually. At the residencies, you will have opportunities to discuss your research interests and the research process with faculty and students and expand your professional network.
  • Explore our school-life balance support services designed to bring your doctoral degree within reach. We understand that you likely work full time and may care for children or other family members. As you earn your doctorate, we're all in it together.

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