Ph.D. in Public Policy & Admin. - Public Mgmt and Leadership (Course-based)
Walden University's Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration program with a specialization in Public Management and Leadership (Course-Based) is designed to prepare graduates to guide change in public organizations. Read more about this program here.
Official Program Name:
Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with a specialization in Public Management and Leadership (Course-Based)
School Offering Program:
Walden University's Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration program with a specialization in Public Management and Leadership (Course-Based) gives students a chance to learn about planning, management, financial management, performance management, contracting processes, and effective communication and language for managing. This program's focus includes examining transformative change in a shared-power world. Part of this program includes online discussions with peers and faculty members. Students also take part in brief face-to-face residencies.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.
Estimated Program Length:
Time to completion for this program varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with Walden University enrollment advisors.
Total Credits Required:
82 quarter credit hours
Financial Aid Available:
Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, veteran benefits, and other opportunities.
Courses for a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with a Specialization in Public Management and Leadership (Course-Based):
Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.
|Foundations for Doctoral Study|
|Ethics and Social Justice|
|Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector|
|Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination|
|Leadership and Organizational Change|
|Writing a Quality Prospectus|
|Governance and Public Policy|
|Choose one of the three following to complete the Core Courses Requirement|
|Advanced Mixed Methods Reasoning and Analysis|
|Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis|
|Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis|
|Strategic Context of Public Management and Leadership|
|Transformative Change in a Shared-Power World|
|The Language of Leadership|
Foundation Research Sequence
|Research Theory, Design, and Methods|
|Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis|
|Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis|
Graduates of Walden University's Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration program with a specialization in Public Management and Leadership (Course-Based) could work in the nonprofit sector or in a government organization. Management opportunities may also be available in business settings.
Careers that program graduates may seek include:
- Director of development
- Nonprofit agency executive director
- Program administrator
- Public policy analyst
Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates
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