Through our PhD in Public Policy and Administration program, you can take the lead in developing sustainable solutions to improve people’s quality of life today and ensure a better tomorrow.
The online PhD in Public Policy and Administration program can prepare you to meet the challenges of governance and public service in the United States and around the world. Gain a detailed understanding of public policy theory, research, and practice in a global context.
Earning your PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden positions you to attain a new level of influence in your field. Become a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader in the private, public, or nonprofit sector.
If you are eligible, you can transfer up to 41 credits to your PhD program. This allows you to save up to 45% of the cost of your tuition and earn your degree sooner.
With our PhD in Public Policy and Administration program, you can gain the knowledge and credentials that will help you change your world—and the world around you.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
Find detailed information for this program including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt. This information will vary depending on whether you (1) hold a MPA/MS NPML from Walden or a MPP/MPA from another accredited university or (2) do not hold a MPA/MPP.
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.*
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.