Change your world and the world around you with a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. One of the most trusted programs of its kind, this online program gives you the opportunity to:
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association
Walden is proud to have earned specialized accreditations from the following organizations:
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Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:
This program is taught by a diverse faculty of scholar-practitioners, all of whom hold doctoral degrees, with experience in developing effective public policy nationally as well as internationally. Coursework explores public policy theory, research, and practice in a global context, allowing you to gain expertise in policy management and to apply your knowledge to problems facing the world at large.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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.
At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.
This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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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