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With a Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) from Walden, you can lead social change and work to solve problems of governance. This career-oriented, practitioner-directed doctoral program helps to prepare you for key roles in government, public, and nonprofit organizations.
In this professional doctorate program, you will apply your research to create tangible solutions and become an effective manager. Through learning with real-world relevance and hands-on residencies, you’ll collaborate with faculty, professional clients, and fellow students in addressing issues that affect people today.
Receive a 20% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.
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“Walden offered me the best opportunity to broaden my knowledge on current practices of maintaining sustainable communities and exploring issues that are unique and relevant to resolving some of the challenges that local municipalities face.”
The DPA program can help you develop and refine the leadership skills that will empower you to create lasting change. This online doctoral program can enable you to:
Choose from the General Program or a range of specializations:
Whether you’re interested in working in a governmental, nonprofit, or private organization, a DPA can position you for a range of careers in which you can make a difference. Career options include:*
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
|11-Week Courses - Each course is followed by a 2-week break.|
|Charrette Model Residency — This team-based, hands-on experience directly connects you with clients in local government and nonprofit organizations. You will collaborate to solve real problems that can have a tangible impact on your community.|
|Exceptional Student Services - Benefit from our 24/7 support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.|
|Social Change - Become more than a scholar; gain skills to help you make a difference in your community.|
|Applied Doctorate — In this professional program, you apply your skills to solve real problems of practice in government or the workplace.|
For assistance deciding which program fits your goals, call an enrollment advisor at: