Choose a Doctoral Program That’s Designed to Promote Your Professional Excellence

Walden’s doctoral programs provide a path for lifelong professional and personal achievement.

  • The top choice for doctoral students: No. 1 conferrer of doctoral research degrees.*
  • Purposeful programs: 25 doctoral programs and over 150 specializations available to support your goals.
  • Actionable learning: Highly transferable skills and curriculum that are grounded in practice.
  • Personalized student support: Complete suite of services dedicated to the completion of your dissertation and academic success.
  • Knowledgeable financial advisors: Fund your passion and learn more about limited-time savings and other tuition assistance.
  • Doctoral Peer Mentors: New students can connect with an experienced doctoral student who will provide advice, tips, and guidance.

*Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Database (IPEDS). Retrieved July 2018; includes 2017 preliminary data and all classifications of instructional programs (CIP) codes. A doctoral research degree is a PhD or other doctoral degree that requires advanced work beyond the master’s level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research or the planning and execution of an original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement.

Areas of Study

Choose the area of study that best filters our online doctoral degree programs to your interests.

35 Programs Found

Business and Management

If you want to become a more effective manager and decision-maker to help your organization thrive, an online doctoral degree program in management and business can help you gain the skills to do so.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

PhD in Management

PhD in Management - Completion Program

Criminal Justice

Whether you want to lead emergency management efforts or be a change agent for ethical and social justice issues, an online doctoral program in criminal justice can prepare you to foster safer communities.

PhD in Criminal Justice

Information Technology

Walden’s online doctoral program in information technology focuses on building technical skills as well as business acumen to help you advance your career in this fast-growing field.

Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)


Our academically rigorous and culturally relevant online doctoral programs in nursing prepare you to improve the quality of patients’ lives, communities, and healthcare institutions.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

PhD in Nursing

Psychology and Counseling

Our online doctoral degree programs in psychology and counseling can prepare those dedicated to social change to positively impact the lives of those struggling with mental health, behavioral, and relationship issues.

PhD in Clinical Psychology

PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

PhD in Developmental Psychology

PhD in Forensic Psychology

PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

PhD in Psychology

PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership

Public Health and Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences provides innovative educational programs using a scholar-practitioner model to equip a diverse array of learners as social change agents who will promote, educate, motivate, and advocate for healthy communities. Our various health sciences and public health doctoral programs will help you advance in your career while making contributions to your field.

Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

PhD in Health Education and Promotion

PhD in Health Services

PhD in Public Health

Public Policy and Administration

Walden’s School of Public Policy and Administration is dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s public sector and nonprofit leaders to advance the public good in communities around the world. Prepare to meet the growing demand for public service professionals at the national, state, and local levels with one of our online public policy and administration doctoral degree programs.

Doctor of Public Administration

PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Social Work and Human Services

Our online doctoral degree programs in social work and human services equip students with interdisciplinary knowledge of assessments, intervention strategies, and evaluation methods that will enhance their skills in practice, collaboration, and advocacy for underserved global populations.

Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

PhD in Human and Social Services <br>(Traditional and Fast Track)

PhD in Social Work


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