Whether you’re interested in furthering your own research or entering the private sector, a PhD in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers.

Career options include:*

  • College professor
  • Academic administrator
  • Senior-level public executive
  • Legislative aide
  • Government affairs officer
  • Senior-level nonprofit manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Research director
  • Private consultant

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

Testimonials

Don Reed

Donald J. Reed

PhD in Public Policy and Administration Graduate
Walden was a natural choice for me due to its method of instruction; it is conducive to professionals looking to earn an advanced degree.
My wife was so impressed with my Walden education that she enrolled in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program.
In the hour I spent talking with Walden’s admissions advisor, I completely changed my career ambition. To this day, I am still on that path.
Michael Schenck PhD in Public Policy and Administration Graduate
Michael Schenck
Thomas Schillinger PhD in Public Policy and Administration Graduate
Thomas Schillinger
Seth Barnett MPA Graduate
Seth Barnett
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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