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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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Doctor of Psychology in Behavioral Health Leadership

Teaching

    Specialization

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

School Counseling

    Specialization

Prepare to train professional school counselors with Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision – School Counseling specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 8/29/2022
Learn more about School Counseling
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Trauma and Crisis

    Specialization

Prepare to train future trauma counselors with Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision – Trauma and Crisis specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 8/29/2022
Learn more about Trauma and Crisis
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

    Specialization

Prepare to teach future counselors with Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision – Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 8/29/2022
Learn more about Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Addiction Counseling

    Specialization

Prepare to teach the next generation of addiction counselors with Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision – Addiction Counseling specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 8/29/2022
Learn more about Addiction Counseling
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    Specialization

Prepare to train future counselors with Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision – Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 8/29/2022
Learn more about Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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: 7/11/2022
Learn more about PhD in Education - Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy
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: 7/11/2022
Learn more about PhD in Education - Educational Policy, Leadership, and Management
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: 7/11/2022
Learn more about PhD in Education - Early Childhood Special Education
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: 7/11/2022
Learn more about PhD in Education - Reading, Literacy, Assessment, and Evaluation
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: 7/11/2022
Learn more about PhD in Education - Educational Technology and Design
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: 7/11/2022
Learn more about PhD in Education - P–20 Education (Self-Designed)
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

    Specialization

Gain expertise in the latest research and best practices in learner-centered curriculum. Explore instructional design and strategies, program evaluation, student assessment, and teacher professional development.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Doctor of Education (EdD) - Educational Administration and Leadership (for Administrators)

    Specialization

The Doctor of Education (EdD) with a specialization in Educational Administration and Leadership (for Administrators) is designed exclusively for K–12 administrators who want to increase their ability to influence and transform their educational organization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 8/29/2022
Learn more about Doctor of Education (EdD) - Educational Administration and Leadership (for Administrators)
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Doctor of Education (EdD) - Special Education

    Specialization

Advance your professional growth while deepening your understanding of the critical trends and issues impacting special education today.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
Learn more about Doctor of Education (EdD) - Special Education

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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