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Would you like to build a rewarding career solving critical societal problems?

An online public administration degree from Walden can open the door to career paths in a number of settings, from government offices to disaster relief agencies to nonprofit organizations. Gain essential skills and knowledge that can qualify you to oversee budgets and financial planning, shape public policy, evaluate programs, manage people and resources, and serve the public good.

Public Policy & Administration Programs

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Doctor of Public Administration

Walden’s Doctor of Public Administration online program academically prepares you to solve pressing problems in government, public, and nonprofit organizations.

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  • Course-Based: 10/10/2022
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PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Gain an international perspective, meet the challenges of governance and service delivery, effect policy-making, and make an impact on social issues.

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  • Course-Based: 10/10/2022
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Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security

Enhance your skills to lead, develop, and implement emergency-response strategies. Learn to implement policies that protect individual safety without compromising rights and freedoms.

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  • Course-Based: 10/10/2022
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Individual Courses

We offer hundreds of for-credit individual courses in education, counseling, business, IT, psychology, and health, among other areas which may be applied to Walden degree programs.

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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Nonprofit Management and Leadership

    Specialization

Nonprofit organizations face unique challenges that include funding initiatives, recruiting and retaining volunteers, analyzing public policy, and advocating for reforms in legislation. In the Nonprofit Management and Leadership specialization, you’ll explore best practices for navigating through budgeting and finance issues, cultivating stakeholder relationships, and developing strategic plans that foster collaboration across sectors.

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  • Course-Based: 10/10/2022
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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Diversity and Social Justice

    Specialization

In Walden’s MPA Diversity and Social Justice specialization, you’ll examine the integral role of diversity in public policy and administration.

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  • Course-Based: 10/10/2022
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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Law and Public Policy

    Specialization

The Law and Public Policy specialization explores the relationship between statutes and case law and the impact that legislation and court systems can have on public policy. Explore fundamental legal concepts and current topics in law as well as U.S. Supreme Court cases that have had a major precedential effect on individual rights.

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  • Course-Based: 10/10/2022
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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Emergency Management

    Specialization

Designed for public safety administrators and emergency responders who want to move forward in their careers, this specialization examines vital emergency management issues and contingency planning.

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  • Course-Based: 10/10/2022
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MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Self-Designed

    Specialization

With the Self-Designed specialization, you can create your own learning experience and focus on nonprofit management and leadership theories, principles, and practices in an area that matches your specific goals and interests.

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  • Course-Based: 10/10/2022
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MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities

    Specialization

Within the Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities specialization, you will discuss what sustainability and livability mean and explore a wide range of tools, strategies, and skills you can use to create sustainable communities that are more environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially equitable.

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  • Course-Based: 10/10/2022
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MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Specialization

Designed for entrepreneurial professionals and students across all disciplines, coursework in this Walden MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership specialization covers a range of organizational activities and structures and nonprofit sector responses.

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  • Course-Based: 10/10/2022
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MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Global Leadership

    Specialization

Explore strategies for helping Global South countries or developing regions build modern, sustainable communities with the Global Leadership specialization.

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  • Course-Based: 10/10/2022
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