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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.

Top Choice For Degree Students

No. 1 conferrer of doctoral research degrees.1

Purposeful Programs

25 Degree programs and over 150 specializations available to support your goals.

BE SUPPORTED AT EACH STEP

The Walden Doctoral Degree Coach™ helps you find the right support when you need it and stay on track throughout your journey.

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.

Online Doctoral Programs

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PhD in Criminal Justice

Pursue your PhD in criminal justice from our online degree program. Pursue leadership roles in your organization or begin a career in criminal justice education.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Executive Leadership

    Specialty Practice

Gain the knowledge and confidence to lead significant, sustainable healthcare improvement with Walden’s DNP leadership program.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Executive Leadership
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

    Nurse Practitioner

Train to diagnose and treat patients 13 and older with complex acute and unstable chronic medical conditions with our DNP-AGACNP specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

    Nurse Practitioner

Provide complete, preventive, and continuous healthcare from adolescence to older adulthood with our DNP-AGPCNP specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care

    Nurse Practitioner

Manage the health of the youngest patient populations with Walden’s DNP specialization in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Primary Care.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

    Nurse Practitioner

In Walden’s online DNP-FNP program, you’ll learn from practicing FNPs as you explore how to assess, diagnose, and treat patients of all ages.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    Nurse Practitioner

Provide care to patients with mental health disorders and illnesses in Walden’s DNP Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - International Business

    Specialization

Learn the skills necessary to manage and lead a spectrum of workers, managers, and teams in a global marketplace. Examine the financial implications of conducting business internationally, including how capital investment is undertaken globally and how financial markets and global trade influence investment opportunities.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
Learn more about Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - International Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Human Resource Management

    Specialization

Today’s human resource (HR) managers do much more than fill positions—they’re strategic partners with a critical seat at the executive table. The DBA program’s Human Resource Management specialization prepares you with the theoretical knowledge, industry insights, and capabilities to be an authoritative voice in this field, whether you’re looking to pursue executive leadership, teaching, or research.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
Learn more about Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Human Resource Management
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Healthcare Management

    Specialization

The Homeland Security specialization is designed for leaders in the private and public sectors interested in analyzing homeland security and crisis planning from a business perspective.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
Learn more about Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Healthcare Management
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Marketing

    Specialization

This specialization investigates marketing challenges and opportunities from a real-world context. Study key marketing concepts, including market segmentation, marketing channels, competitive intelligence, integrated marketing, product development and commercialization, and consumer behavior.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
Learn more about Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Marketing
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Project Management

    Specialization

Effective project managers provide the strategic competencies that can enable an organization to succeed in the global marketplace. In the DBA Project Management specialization, you can learn the necessary skills to deliver your organization’s strategic objectives through dynamic project portfolio management.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
Learn more about Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Project Management
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Self-Designed

    Specialization

Create your own specialization based on your individual goals and interests in business administration. Choose seminars from the program’s other nine specializations under the guidance of a Walden faculty mentor.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
Learn more about Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Self-Designed
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Leadership

    Specialization

Globalization, advances in technology, and rapid changes in the marketplace all contribute to the need for business professionals to continually develop their leadership skills. Explore new frameworks and perspectives that will help you to lead and manage change effectively.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
Learn more about Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Leadership
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Accounting

    Specialization

Accounting is fundamental to successfully managing an organization and making sound business decisions. In the DBA Accounting specialization, you can enhance your knowledge of managerial accounting methods that are essential to your company’s bottom line and elevating your organization’s competitive position.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
Learn more about Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Accounting
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Finance

    Specialization

Gain the finance tools that help managers maximize their firm’s value, including valuation, capital budgeting and structure, working capital management, multinational concepts, and Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM).

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
Learn more about Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Finance
PhD in Nursing

Bridge Option for Students With a DNP

    Specialization

If you already have a DNP degree, Walden’s DNP to PhD in Nursing Bridge Option can offer you a shorter path to PhD completion.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Bridge Option for Students With a DNP
PhD in Nursing

Education

    Specialization

Walden’s online PhD nursing education specialization equips you with the expertise to promote excellence in nursing education.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Education
PhD in Nursing

Healthcare Administration

    Specialization

Explore healthcare topics such as governance, public policy, and strategic planning in our PhD in Nursing Healthcare Administration specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Healthcare Administration
PhD in Nursing

Interdisciplinary Health

    Specialization

Design a focus area that reflects your professional goals and interests with Walden’s PhD in Nursing Interdisciplinary Health specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Interdisciplinary Health
PhD in Nursing

Leadership

    Specialization

With the PhD in Nursing Leadership specialization, you’ll build key leadership competencies that empower you to drive change in your organization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Leadership
PhD in Nursing

Population Health

    Specialization

Develop leadership and advanced population-health nursing skills in community-based assessment, program planning, interventions, and outcomes.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Population Health

Your Doctoral Journey

At Walden, we’ll guide you every step of the way with a comprehensive suite of support resources designed to help you confidently pursue the finish line, including our Doctoral Degree CoachTM. Are you ready to reach a higher level in your field?

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A Personalized Guide to Completing Your Doctorate

Earning your doctorate requires commitment, perseverance, and hard work. You can do it, and Walden is here to help—with our Doctoral Degree Coach™.

  • Map and Track Milestones: Break your research down into manageable, sequential steps. See where you are, what’s ahead, and what you’ve already accomplished, all in one place.
  • Meet Weekly Targets: No more guesswork. Set prompts based on your to-do list and receive reminders and updates directly to your inbox.
  • Connect With Faculty: Stay on the same page and keep your progress on track. With shared access to your dashboard, your chair can easily guide you through your checklists, goals, and timelines.
  • Access Helpful Resources: Quickly find support from the right person at the right time. Our comprehensive resource guide points you in the right direction—no more frustrating searches.

FAQ About Walden’s Online Doctoral Programs

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