Waldens Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration prepares you to become an innovative public policy creator who can find effective solutions and make a difference in the life of communities. Prepare to meet the challenges of governance and service delivery anywhere in the world. 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 and internationally. Coursework explores public policy theory, research, and practice in a global context. Gain expertise in policy management and apply your knowledge to problems facing the world.
Attain a new level of credibility and influence in your field and benefit from exciting new career opportunities as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader in the private, public, or non-profit sector. This program addresses the needs of international students looking to gain knowledge of U.S. practices as well as local students looking for a broad international perspective. Learn how to develop sustainable solutions to current pressing social issues.
Choose any three specialization courses from the programs specializations to meet your personal and professional goals.
The Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities specialization focuses on teaching students how to create and maintain sustainable communities. Make use of various tools and knowledge in order to make sure communities are environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially equitable. Explore the interrelated elements that make a community viable to implement these changes and make sure the developing communities are sustainable. Prepare for professional roles such as town manager, department head, or director of a social service organization.
ThisPh.D. in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers, including:
Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
Admission requirements for Waldens programs vary but generally include the following:
At least 3 year(s) of work experience is required.
Three years of related professional or academic experience.
At Walden, our goal is to help you reach yours. From your first inquiry about your online program, through every step in your studies, you can benefit from our wide range of student support services designed to help you succeed in attaining your degree online.
Founded in 1970, Walden University is a global leader in student-centred online education. A regionally accredited institution in the United States, Walden University attracts a community of extraordinary students and faculty from around the world.
Our quality online programs feature nationally recognized experts, accomplished faculty, and visionary leadersall professionals who are dedicated to upholding the universitys high academic standards.
Walden Universitys mission is to provide a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change. Three valuesquality, integrity, and student-centred approachare at the core of the university. A commitment to these values demands high standards of excellence, uncompromising openness and honesty, and primary attention to the progress of our students.
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Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The North Central Association is one of the six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The North Central Association is a U.S. membership organization for educational institutions that was created to develop and maintain high standards of academic excellence.