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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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Online PhD in Criminal Justice

PhD in Criminal Justice - Justice Administration

    Specialization

Students pursuing this specialization have the opportunity to study the risk factors associated with criminal behavior as well as how history has shaped the modern criminal justice system.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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Online PhD in Criminal Justice

PhD in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Policy and Coordination

    Specialization

Study homeland-security-related trends and issues, such as how national security agencies collaborate to keep the public safe as well as applications of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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Online PhD in Criminal Justice

PhD in Criminal Justice - Online Teaching in Higher Education

    Specialization

Explore the unique attributes of adult learners, teaching and learning theory, trends in higher education, and the key elements of instructional design and delivery. You will also be introduced to the various cutting-edge technologies that are transforming adult education today.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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Online PhD in Criminal Justice

PhD in Criminal Justice - Public Management and Leadership

    Specialization

Develop strategies for sparking transformative change in a public organization of your choosing. Gain leadership and interpersonal skills that can help you be a competent leader, shape public policy, and inspire and motivate your employees.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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Online PhD in Criminal Justice

PhD in Criminal Justice - Global Leadership

    Specialization

Provide you with the skills needed to be an effective leader in the international landscape, particularly in developing regions. Examine models and frameworks for sustainability, gain tools and strategies for making timely decisions in complex circumstances, and learn how global leaders build capacity for change within communities.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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Online PhD in Criminal Justice

PhD in Criminal Justice - Emergency Management

    Specialization

Focus on both skill development and methods for building robust, effective teams. You also will explore new emergency management leadership tactics required in today’s global world and industries, including ethical issues that can arise in some situations.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Education

PhD in Education - Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy

    Specialization

Research institutions of higher education from a systemic, organizational perspective. Learn how internal and external systems, politics, and policies impact institutional effectiveness, student learning and development, and the organization’s overall development and impact.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Education

PhD in Education - Educational Policy, Leadership, and Management

    Specialization

Designed for leaders across the education spectrum, from preschool through higher education. You will build upon your leadership and management abilities and learn to influence policy at local, national, and institutional levels.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Education

PhD in Education - Early Childhood Special Education

    Specialization

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the trends and issues impacting early childhood special education today. Using real-world case-study scenarios, you engage in collaborative problem solving and investigate and implement research-based strategies to master program outcomes.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Education

PhD in Education - Reading, Literacy, Assessment, and Evaluation

    Specialization

Research-oriented program of study designed for educators who wish to gain expertise in best practices in reading, literacy, curriculum design and instruction, teacher professional development, and program evaluation and assessment.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Education

PhD in Education - Educational Technology and Design

    Specialization

Prepare to create innovative technological solutions to learning challenges, collaborate digitally to demonstrate awareness of local and global interrelationships and diverse perspectives, and develop instructional design skills.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Education

PhD in Education - P–20 Education (Self-Designed)

    Specialization

Personalize your online PhD in Education experience. Our innovative self-designed option gives you ultimate flexibility, allowing you to create a program of study that meets your unique interests and passions.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Nursing

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: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Nursing

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: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Nursing

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: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Nursing

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: 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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