Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to enact change in public and private organizations with our Doctor of Public Administration degree program.
Through Walden’s online Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) program, you can apply your knowledge to create change in government, nonprofits, or other policy organizations.
Walden University’s Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) is an applied doctoral program designed to prepare you to become a leader. You will gain the in-depth knowledge to develop effective management skills and solve practical problems in government and governance.
Why Earn Your DPA Degree From Walden?
As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:
Earning a DPA from Walden University can prepare you for leadership and managerial roles within government, nonprofits, and policy organizations. Career options include:
If you are looking to pursue a career in research or teaching at the college level, explore Walden’s PhD in Public Policy and Administration.
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
The ability to transfer credit at Walden from your coursework or credentials can give you a more seamless, effective, and cost-efficient way to continue your education.
Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.
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.