We’ve asked a Walden graduate to share his thoughts.

 How Do I Choose A Doctoral Program?  Selecting the right doctoral program—including online doctorate degree programs—is as much about you as it is the institution. More specifically, though, it’s about whether your needs and the program’s requirements coincide. We asked Dr. Rafael Matos, a graduate of Walden’s online PhD in psychology program about the selection process.

“To select a good PhD program, you need to have a good understanding of the time requirement,” Rafael says. Moreover, he says, when choosing the right online PhD program, students need to consider testing requirements, qualifications and certifications required and the institution’s accreditation and reputation. “Those elements are very important,” Rafael says. “Get the timing, get the reputation of that institutions.”

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In addition, it’s crucial to ask yourself one important question: What will your online doctorate degree do for you? “How is that institution going to help you move forward with the goals that you have in the future?” Rafael asks.

Have you decided to pursue your PhD? Walden University is a top choice for those deciding to pursue their doctoral degree. In fact, Walden was recently rated No. 2 in professional doctoral graduates in the U.S.*

See what Walden’s doctoral programs have to offer.


*Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education. Statistics. Retrieved [9/15/17] from https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/login.aspx?gotoReportId=7

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