*Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Database (IPEDS). Retrieved July 2018; includes 2017 preliminary data and all classifications of instructional programs (CIP) codes. A doctoral research degree is a PhD or other doctoral degree that requires advanced work beyond the master’s level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research or the planning and execution of an original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement.
Areas of Study
Choose the area of study that best filters our online doctoral degree programs to your interests.
Business and Management
If you want to become a more effective manager and decision-maker to help your organization thrive, an online doctoral degree program in management and business can help you gain the skills to do so.
Whether you want to lead emergency management efforts or be a change agent for ethical and social justice issues, an online doctoral program in criminal justice can prepare you to foster safer communities.
Our online doctoral degree programs in education are designed to enhance your career in teaching or administration, from pre-K to college. Connect with nationally recognized education experts, policymakers, and scholar-practitioners who are driving change and influencing the future of education.
Our online doctoral degree programs in psychology and counseling can prepare those dedicated to social change to positively impact the lives of those struggling with mental health, behavioral, and relationship issues.
The School of Health Sciences provides innovative educational programs using a scholar-practitioner model to equip a diverse array of learners as social change agents who will promote, educate, motivate, and advocate for healthy communities. Our various health sciences and public health doctoral programs will help you advance in your career while making contributions to your field.
Walden’s School of Public Policy and Administration is dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s public sector and nonprofit leaders to advance the public good in communities around the world. Prepare to meet the growing demand for public service professionals at the national, state, and local levels with one of our online public policy and administration doctoral degree programs.
Our online doctoral degree programs in social work and human services equip students with interdisciplinary knowledge of assessments, intervention strategies, and evaluation methods that will enhance their skills in practice, collaboration, and advocacy for underserved global populations.