Ph.D. Online

Public Policy and Administration

Walden University

30 months
13356 USD/year
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With a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, you can take an active role in creating sustainable solutions to problems facing the United States and nations worldwide.


With a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, you can take an active role in creating sustainable solutions to problems facing the United States and nations worldwide. 

This online doctoral program will provide you with a detailed understanding of public policy theory, research, and practice in a global context to effectively and efficiently advocate for change that positively impacts individuals and communities. 

Taught by scholar-practitioners, the program can position you to attain a new level of credibility and influence in your field and to embrace exciting new career opportunities as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader in the private, public, or nonprofit sector.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Global Leadership
  • Health Policy
  • Homeland Security Policy and Coordination
  • International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities
  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Policy Analysis
  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Accreditation validates that a university and its programs are rigorous and offer relevant content. Walden University’s accreditation means:

  • The quality of the institution and its programs are continually reassessed and improved.
  • Credits earned are easier to transfer than credits earned at non-accredited institutions.

When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university.

Programme Structure

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


73 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Walden University's admission requirements vary by program and degree level.
  • Walden enrollment advisors are available to help you with every step of the online application process, from deciding which program is right for you to applying for financial aid.
  • Enrollment advisors can also explain Walden's transfer of credit policy for past educational experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13356 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33390 USD for the full programme during 30 months.
  • Tuition-Coursework - $33,390
  • Tuition-Doctoral Study/Project - $12,600-$78,750


Paying for your education can be a challenge, but Walden helps you identify the many funding options that are available to you, including scholarships, grants, and federal and private loans. You can also check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement for your courses. A Walden enrollment advisor can help you determine which funding options are available to you. Additionally, you can save time and money by transferring credits earned previously.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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