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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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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: 5/30/2022
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: 5/30/2022
Learn more about Teaching
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: 5/30/2022
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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: 5/30/2022
Learn more about Advanced Clinical Practice and Supervision
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: 5/30/2022
Learn more about Social Work Education
PhD in Social Work

Impact Leadership in Social Work Administration

    Specialization

Develop key leadership and problem-solving skills with Walden's PhD in Social Work Impact Leadership in Social Work Administration specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
Learn more about Impact Leadership in Social Work Administration
PhD in Social Work

Advanced Clinical Practice and Supervision

    Specialization

The PhD in Social Work Advanced Clinical Practice and Supervision specialization academically prepares you to supervise Master of Social Work (MSW) students.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
Learn more about Advanced Clinical Practice and Supervision
PhD in Social Work

Social Work Education

    Specialization

The Social Work Education specialization in our PhD in Social Work program academically prepares you to teach social work students and practitioners in many settings.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
Learn more about Social Work Education
PhD in Public Health

PhD in Public Health - Environmental and Occupational Health

    Specialization

Addresses how to assess and improve the well-being of communities and public health systems. Learn to analyze a community’s overall health by examining available health resources and the quality of living conditions.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
Learn more about PhD in Public Health - Environmental and Occupational Health
PhD in Public Health

PhD in Public Health - Community Health

    Specialization

Addresses how to assess and improve the well-being of communities and public health systems. Learn to analyze a community’s overall health by examining available health resources and the quality of living conditions.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
Learn more about PhD in Public Health - Community Health
PhD in Public Health

PhD in Public Health - Epidemiology

    Specialization

Broadens your understanding of how these diseases affect populations and explores strategies for maintaining the health of communities.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
Learn more about PhD in Public Health - Epidemiology
Online PhD in Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology

Consulting Psychology

    Specialization

Combining advanced I/O theory, methods, and research with perspectives on the global business environment, this doctoral specialization can prepare you to face challenges in organizational behavior as a leader in I/O consulting.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
Learn more about Consulting Psychology
Online PhD in Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology

Evidence-Based Coaching

    Specialization

Prepare to meet the growing demand for professional certified coaches in corporations, health and wellness, general business, government agencies, educational institutions, and other types of businesses.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
Learn more about Evidence-Based Coaching
Online PhD in Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology

International Business

    Specialization

Deepen your scholarly and practical knowledge of workplace and organizational behavior, with a specific focus on how the science of industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology applies to employee assessment, selection, performance management, motivation, work attitudes, leadership, and organizational behavior and development.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
Learn more about International Business
Online PhD in Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology

Human Resource Management

    Specialization

Enhance your scholarly and practical understanding of the relationship between industrial and organizational (I/O) psychology and human resource management (HRM) practices in today’s diverse workplaces.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
Learn more about Human Resource Management
Online PhD in Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology

Self-Designed

    Specialization

The Self-Designed specialization allows you to create a unique learning program to deepen your understanding of I/O psychology.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
Learn more about Self-Designed
PhD in Health Services

PhD in Health Services - Public Health Policy

    Specialization

Examine microeconomic and macroeconomic models, the influence of public finance on policy decisions, and the tools and techniques used to evaluate the impact of social programs.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
Learn more about PhD in Health Services - Public Health Policy
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: 5/30/2022
Learn more about PhD in Health Services - Self-Designed
PhD in Health Services

PhD in Health Services - Leadership

    Specialization

Gain the skills to become a healthcare leader who can work effectively with diverse workforces and communities in a variety of political and economic settings.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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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: 5/30/2022
Learn more about PhD in Health Services - Accelerated Program for Students with an MHA
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: 5/30/2022
Learn more about PhD in Health Services - Healthcare Administration
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: 5/30/2022
Learn more about PhD in Health Services - Community 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.

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