The PhD in Education program is designed for education professionals who desire to advance the practice of education and strengthen the field’s scientific, theoretical, and technological foundations.

As a graduate of this doctorate in education program, you may pursue a variety of career opportunities focused on research and training. Potential career options include:*

  • Sociologist
  • Survey researcher
  • Education instructor in the postsecondary setting
  • Training and development specialist

Where Our PhD in Education Graduates Work

Walden PhD in Education graduates have gone on to pursue their careers and passions at some of today’s top institutions, including:

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Champlain College
  • Colorado Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • The federal government
  • Gwinnett County Board of Education
  • House of Representatives, Liberia
  • IBM Corporation
  • New York City Department of Education
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Winthrop-University Hospital


Read more about the accomplishments of our doctoral graduates.

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


Reagan Romali

Reagan Ferragamo Romali

PhD in Education Graduate
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.
My degree from Walden has certainly opened doors for me and created opportunities I might not otherwise have had.
Now that I’ve earned my Ed.D. from Walden, I can really effect positive social change and build bridges between mothers and healthcare professionals. I love what I do.
Kimberly Sabrina McDuffie EdD Graduate
Kimberly McDuffie
Rita Gloria Sawyer PhD in Education Graduate
Rita Gloria Sawyer
Katrina Fuller EdD Graduate
Katrina Fuller
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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