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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.

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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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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: 1/9/2023
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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: 1/9/2023
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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: 1/9/2023
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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: 1/9/2023
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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: 1/9/2023
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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: 1/9/2023
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PhD in Psychology

Research in Psychology

    Specialization

Extend your research skills beyond our core requirements. Coursework includes survey research, tests/measurement, advanced mixed-methods analysis, and multivariate analysis.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
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PhD in Psychology

Teaching in Psychology

    Specialization

This specialization is ideal if you’re interested in teaching adult learners, particularly through online instruction.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
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PhD in Psychology

Educational Psychology

    Specialization

This PhD in Psychology specialization focuses on classic educational psychology theory and how to use testing and measurement, with emphasis on adult learners.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
Learn more about Educational Psychology
PhD in Psychology

Social Psychology

    Specialization

Focuses on how our thinking is affected by social context. It includes a focus on social cognition/attitudes, survey research, and applied social psychology.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
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PhD in Psychology

Health Psychology

    Specialization

Focuses on the intersection of psychology and health. Coursework explores health psychology, biopsychology, psychoneuroimmunology, and how to change health behavior.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
Learn more about Health Psychology
PhD in Psychology

Self-Designed

    Specialization

Design your own program of study. This specialization provides you with maximum flexibility to create a program that closely matches your personal and professional goals.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
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PhD in Developmental Psychology

Administration and Leadership

    Specialization

Prepare yourself as a leader and administrator in the field of human development. The Administration and Leadership specialization focuses on the latest theories and research in developmental psychology and equips you with knowledge and skills in the areas of organizational behavior, leadership development, and consulting.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
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PhD in Developmental Psychology

Child and Adolescent Development

    Specialization

Apply the latest theories and research on child development, abnormal psychology, behavior analysis, and health issues affecting children and adolescents.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
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PhD in Developmental Psychology

Health and Human Development

    Specialization

Gain an understanding of the relationship between health, health behavior, and human development. You’ll learn to apply the latest theories and research in developmental psychology to real-world situations in the healthcare industry or within human and social services.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
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PhD in Developmental Psychology

Research

    Specialization

Gain knowledge of how to conduct both quantitative and qualitative research, as well as how to critically review the latest research in human development.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
Learn more about Research
PhD in Developmental Psychology

Self-Designed

    Specialization

The Self-Designed specialization lets you design your own program of study. This offering provides you with maximum flexibility to design a program that closely matches your personal and professional goals.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
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PhD in Developmental Psychology

International Perspectives

    Specialization

Focus on how cultures impact human development, explains international perspectives on human development, and describes how current global crises such as terrorism, genocides, mass migration, refugee crises impact development including health and mental health of global population under crises.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
Learn more about International Perspectives
PhD in Developmental Psychology

Teaching

    Specialization

Apply developmental theories and the latest research in human development to the science of learning and instruction.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
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Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Impact Leadership in Social Work Administration

    Specialization

Unlock your potential as a leader with Walden's Doctor of Social Work Impact Leadership in Social Work Administration specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
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Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Advanced Clinical Practice and Supervision

    Specialization

The Doctor of Social Work Advanced Clinical Practice and Supervision specialization can prepare you for supervisory roles in clinical social work settings.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
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Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Social Work Education

    Specialization

Prepare to pursue teaching roles in higher education and other settings with Walden’s DSW Social Work Education specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 11/28/2022
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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.

FAQ About Walden’s Online Doctoral Programs

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