An online PhD in Public Policy and Administration program gives you the opportunity to elevate your skills and be ready for new challenges as a researcher, university professor, or administrative leader. Through our public policy graduate programs, you can develop comprehensive skills that qualify you for high-level positions in a global context, including:
A PhD in Public Policy and Administration can help you gain the credentials to advance to a higher level in your field. You can choose the General Program, or select from 12 different specializations if you’ve already focused your goals in a particular area:
Aligned with Walden’s mission of social change, this online PhD in Public Policy and Administration program allows you to benefit from:
Dr. Danette O’Neal, a 2011 graduate, is passionate about public policy and administration. She owns Danette O’Neal Realtors, is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) educator, and is a professor and subject matter expert for Strayer, REALTOR® University, and Argosy universities. She also serves on the 2015–2016 State and Local Issues Policy Committee, Research Committee, and Public Policy Coordinating Committee for the National Association of Realtors.
Dr. Phillip Neely, a 2011 graduate, has published scholarly articles and is writing a guide to dissertation research with Walden faculty member Dr. Walter McCollum. As a former sheriff major, Dr. Neely pursued his degree with the goal of becoming a police chief, but soon redirected his passion toward teaching. He is now an associate professor at Saint Leo University. He is a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, where he is also an active Alumni Ambassador.
On earning his online PhD in Public Policy degree from Walden University, Dr. Neely said, “The public policy and administration program at Walden University is very exciting. You’re going to learn so much. The program develops the individual. It helps mature you into a better individual through research, through writing, through the interaction that you have with the faculty that’s very open and diverse.”
Walden University, an accredited institution with online degree programs, has been serving the higher education needs of adult learners for 45 years. Today, more than 47,800 students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees or certificates online at Walden.
Explore Walden University's PhD in Public Policy and Administration program and position yourself for success. Earn your doctoral degree in a convenient online format that fits your busy life.