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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 Health Services

PhD in Health Services - Self-Designed

    Specialization

Choose courses that best match your personal and professional interests as you develop your own specialization. You have the flexibility to select from courses that cover such topics as health policy, health promotion and education, and healthcare administration.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Health Services

PhD in Health Services - Accelerated Program for Students with an MHA

    Specialization

The accelerated program builds on your current knowledge and experience with scholarly research and relevant coursework that will further prepare you for leadership positions in healthcare administration, policy, or academia.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Health Services

PhD in Health Services - Healthcare Administration

    Specialization

Explore social justice principles that impact healthcare decisions and practice as well as the theoretical foundations of governance and public policy.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Health Services

PhD in Health Services - Community Health

    Specialization

Examine the leadership principles, health education policies, and social and behavioral change theories that guide effective community health education and advocacy.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Advanced Research

    Specialization

Explore advanced qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research methodologies. You will develop the skills to collect and analyze complex data and to apply this knowledge to the field of human services and the study of diverse populations.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention

    Specialization

Examine the theory and strategies to respond to the initial needs of a community in an emergency situation and how to assist victims and caregivers after the initial crisis has passed.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Higher Education

    Specialization

Gain a broad understanding of the current educational environment and explore theories and best practices in adult learning.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Criminal Justice

    Specialization

Explore traditional and contemporary intervention and rehabilitation approaches for both offenders and victims.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Military Families and Culture

    Specialization

Explore topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and vicarious trauma and learn about the emotional impact of parent-child separation, frequent family relocations, extensive deployments, and other issues experienced by military families.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Mental Health

    Specialization

Develop the skills to help individuals navigate community mental health services. The program explores the role of mental health in health behavioral changes, and you will gain a solid understanding of the assessment and referral system for mental health intervention and support.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Human Services

PhD in Human Services - Studies in Aging

    Specialization

Explore the impact of societal expectations on the elderly and demographic trends, including global cross-cultural issues in aging.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Forensic Psychology

Crisis Response

    Specialization

Discover how you can work with police departments or other law enforcement agencies assisting in officer selection and training, stress management, critical incident stress debriefing, hostage negotiations, and selection of special operations officers.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Forensic Psychology

Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology

    Specialization

Examine probation and parole services, corrections, and their interaction in the criminal justice system. You will explore the many ways you can collaborate with the court system as you gain a basic understanding of expert testimony, jury selection, and eyewitness testimony.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Forensic Psychology

Victimology

    Specialization

Dive more deeply into the experience of the victim as well as that of first responders who may experience vicarious traumatization by working closely with victims.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
Learn more about Victimology
PhD in Forensic Psychology

Self-Designed

    Specialization

Gain a broad understanding of the forensic psychology field and how its principles are applied in a range of settings, from correctional institutions to court systems to community-based programs.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Forensic Psychology

Criminal Justice Self-Designed

    Specialization

Gain a broad understanding of the intersection between forensic psychology and criminal justice fields. This self-designed specialization allows you to create a unique learning program to deepen your knowledge of forensic psychology as well as focus on criminal justice practice and theory.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Forensic Psychology

Crisis Leadership Management

    Specialization

Gain leadership insights that will prepare you to effectively manage crisis situations. You will explore definitions of leadership, major theoretical leadership models, and contextual and situational factors related to leadership and change.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Clinical Psychology

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

    Specialization

In this specialization, you will apply psychological principles to the workplace. Coursework explores the relationship between leader and group behaviors, measuring human factors, group decision-making, organizational design and culture, intervention development, and management of change.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Clinical Psychology

Forensic Psychology

    Specialization

In this specialization, you will explore the field of health psychology, changing health behaviors, the impact of stress on individuals, and ways of helping patients to cope.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
Learn more about Forensic Psychology
PhD in Clinical Psychology

Health

    Specialization

In this specialization, you will explore the field of health psychology, changing health behaviors, the impact of stress on individuals, and ways of helping patients to cope.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
Learn more about Health
PhD in Clinical Psychology

Teaching

    Specialization

In this specialization, you will examine theories, techniques, and issues that are related to teaching psychology at the collegiate level, including instructional design.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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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.

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