Walden University

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Walden degree and certificate programs are designed for working professionals. Submit the form on the right to learn how you can make a change and advance your career.

For more than 40 years, Walden University, an accredited institution, has helped working professionals reach their educational goals. Walden degree and certificate programs are designed to help students explore current market trends, gain relevant skills that can be applied immediately in the real world, and create positive social change in their lives and communities.

Students are taught by faculty members who are both scholars and practitioners, bringing academic perspective and practical experience into the online classroom.

Why Choose Walden?

  • Options: Walden currently offers more than 80 degree programs, more than 370 specializations and concentrations, and more than 50 certificate programs, so you can find the program or area of study you need.
  • Peer network: In the Walden community, which is made up of more than 127,600 students and alumni, you have a network of peers who can support you on your journey.
  • Many perspectives: Walden’s diverse student body comes from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries.
  • Expert faculty: Walden’s more than 3,000 faculty members are experts in their fields who bring real-world experience to their courses.
  • Student satisfaction: 91% of Walden graduates who responded to a 2013 Walden survey indicated being very satisfied or satisfied with their alma mater.*

*Source: www.WaldenU.edu/DATA, 2012–2013

Admissions

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 and Financial Aid

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. Most Walden graduate programs allow you to transfer up to 50% of your required credits.

Supporting Your Success

Walden’s goal is to help you reach yours. From your first inquiry through every step of your studies, you can benefit from a wide range of student support services designed to help you succeed in your educational journey. Walden provides the following services to students:

Personal Advisors: Receive personal attention from advisors in enrollment, financial aid, academics, and other support services to make the most of your online program.

Technical Assistance: Study worry-free knowing you have 24/7 access to Walden technical support.

Custom Support for Online Learners: Available anywhere with Internet access, Walden’s online library holds more than 64,000 full-text journals, more than 100 databases, and more than 3 million dissertations. A variety of services are tailored specifically to online doctoral students, including a faculty expertise directory and assistance with dissertation research and oral defenses.

Writing Center: Sharpen your writing skills with support from the Walden Writing Center, which offers resources and online tutoring by full-time professional editors and tutors.

Academic Residencies: Network with faculty, staff, and peers at in-person residencies, designed to give you additional research and writing support for your master’s- or doctoral-level study.

Career Services: Walden’s Career Services Center offers one-on-one counseling and an online portfolio of resources to assist you with critical tasks, such as résumé writing, job searching, and interview strategies.

Online Learning

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.

Walden courses focus on practical skills and strategies you can apply immediately in the workplace. You will be encouraged to use what you learn to consider innovative solutions to real-world problems, and many programs offer the opportunity to apply what you have learned through a practicum experience. Courses take into consideration current research and case studies to enhance critical thinking. Our online format encourages collaboration and discussion so you can learn from other professionals in your field.

Faculty

Walden faculty members are focused on your success. Our expert faculty includes scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders who are selected for their academic and industry credentials as well as for their teaching abilities. They act as mentors and advisors and foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

Here are the numbers: 86% of Walden faculty members hold at least one doctoral degree, and collectively they have received more than 900 awards for their professional achievements and outstanding contributions to their fields. The Walden faculty also includes 26 Fulbright Scholars or Specialists. They have a broad range of experiential and cultural backgrounds and excel at integrating their expertise into the classroom.

Alumni Community

Walden University has more than 79,800 alumni across 135 countries around the world. Our alumni are supported by an active alumni association, which keeps graduates connected to students, faculty, and fellow alumni of the greater Walden community. Alumni participate in regional activities and remain engaged through the Alumni Ambassador Program, myWaldenAlumni–our alumni portal—and the university’s signature publication, Walden magazine, which highlights the achievements of our alumni twice a year.

Accreditation

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

Walden is proud to have earned specialized accreditations from the following organizations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)

Accreditation validates that a university and its programs are of high quality and offer relevant content. Walden University’s accreditation means:

  • The programs and courses are of high quality.
  • Students who qualify have access to federal student aid.
  • 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.

Find information on costs, occupation types, completion rates, and median loan debt for these programs at http://www.waldenu.edu/programdata.

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Community College Leadership

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

Our Doctor of Education (EdD) program prepares you to become a more effective and influential leader as you apply the latest education strategies immediately in your learning environment, whether you’re working in P–12, early childhood, or higher education. Throughout the program, you will engage with real-world case studies, interactive tools, and doctoral intensive support courses that will help hone your... [+]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Community College Leadership Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12 to higher education, Walden University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) programs all take the same first-year courses. That means if you decide to switch degree paths, you don’t have to start over, which saves you time and money. You can: Select a course load that is right for you. Benefit from practical support, from your first course to your doctoral study or dissertation. Transfer credits from prior coursework to accelerate your time to degree completion. Apply research and theory to address critical issues facing today’s classrooms and communities. Our Doctor of Education (EdD) program prepares you to become a more effective and influential leader as you apply the latest education strategies immediately in your learning environment, whether you’re working in P–12, early childhood, or higher education. Throughout the program, you will engage with real-world case studies, interactive tools, and doctoral intensive support courses that will help hone your research and scholarly writing skills, guide you through your courses, and prepare you for successful completion of your doctoral study or dissertation. Our knowledgeable faculty, staff, and support services are with you every step of the way—from the beginning of your Foundations course to the completion of your capstone. The Community College Leadership specialization prepares you to become a scholar-practitioner who can effectively lead successful 21st-century community colleges. This specialization is ideal if you are an educator looking to further your career in the community college landscape or if you are employed in businesses and policy development related to higher education. Coursework focuses on developing proficiency in many aspects of the community college mission, including academic transfer programs, workforce development, developmental and remedial education, continuing education for professionals, student development, and community service. You will learn to use research, data, technology, and strategic planning to make complex decisions in diverse demographic environments. Gain the knowledge to develop collaborative teams to ensure students meet the accountability standards for completion of a certificate or degree. This EdD specialization can prepare you to be a change agent for social justice and innovation in a higher education setting. Completion Requirements 76 minimum quarter credits* Foundation course (5 qtr. cr.) Specialization courses (30 qtr. cr.) Companion courses (6 qtr. cr.) Research courses (15 qtr. cr.) Doctoral Capstone (20 qtr. cr.) 1 face-to-face residency ePortfolio *Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Time to degree completion assumes one year for the completion of the doctoral study/dissertation following 1 year and 9 months of courses. To satisfy these completion requirements, you must have current and consistent direct access to students, faculty, or staff in an authentic community college learning environment. Courses Leading the Future of Education The Community College—Historical Context and Critical Issues Transformational Leadership for Institutional Effectiveness in Community Colleges Research Theory, Design, and Methods Tools for Doctoral Research Success Contemporary Issues, Challenges, and Trends in Community Colleges Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Promoting Student Development and Success in Community Colleges Managing Resources in Higher Education Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research Education Law, Policy, and Governance Completing the Prospectus Completing the Doctoral Capstone Highlights Walden University has been helping adult learners like you succeed for 45 years. We know that life can be unpredictable, and you deserve an educational partner that helps you stay on track. Through our Doctor of Education (EdD) program, Walden offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals and even change direction midstream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) post-master’s programs take the same four initial courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can switch degree paths without having to start over. See how it works. Earn credit for previous academic experience. You may be eligible to transfer previous credits, which can save you time and money in earning your degree. Choose your own research topic and conduct original research to address a pressing problem facing your students, institution, or community. Receive critical doctoral support from beginning to end. In addition to access to all of our student support services, our Foundation course and Doctoral Intensive Support courses allow you to explore real-world case studies and examples of successful capstones. You also will practice the essential research and writing skills you need to succeed in a doctoral program. Educational technology helps you reach the finish line. Tools such as Degree Tracker and citation software help you organize your resources and references as well as keep track of your progress toward completing your degree. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. [-]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

The Doctor of Education (EdD) specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment is designed for education practitioners aspiring to be curriculum experts who can make an impact on student achievement in any educational system. You will gain expertise in the latest research and best practices in learner-centered curriculum and instructional design, instructional strategies, effective teaching, program... [+]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12 to higher education, Walden University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) programs all take the same first-year courses. That means if you decide to switch degree paths, you don’t have to start over, which saves you time and money. You can: Select a course load that is right for you. Benefit from practical support, from your first course to your doctoral study or dissertation. Transfer credits from prior coursework to accelerate your time to degree completion. Apply research and theory to address critical issues facing today’s classrooms and communities. Our Doctor of Education (EdD) program prepares you to become a more effective and influential leader as you apply the latest education strategies immediately in your learning environment, whether you’re working in P–12, early childhood, or higher education. Throughout the program, you will engage with real-world case studies, interactive tools, and doctoral intensive support courses that will help hone your research and scholarly writing skills, guide you through your courses, and prepare you for successful completion of your doctoral study or dissertation. Our knowledgeable faculty, staff, and support services are with you every step of the way—from the beginning of your Foundations course to the completion of your capstone. The Doctor of Education (EdD) specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment is designed for education practitioners aspiring to be curriculum experts who can make an impact on student achievement in any educational system. You will gain expertise in the latest research and best practices in learner-centered curriculum and instructional design, instructional strategies, effective teaching, program evaluation, student assessment, and teacher professional development. Using real-life scenarios, you will learn to think critically about ways to drive innovation and change at the systemic level—including the local school district and regional, state, and federal education agencies—and apply strategies that can effect measurable improvement in K–12 schools. Course projects and activities emphasize the critical thinking and research skills you need to shape schools and school systems to meet diverse student needs. Choose this EdD specialization if you are a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, department chair, director of instruction, administrator, or any educator who wants to influence positive educational change and improved student achievement through effective curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Completion Requirements 76 minimum quarter credits* Foundation course (5 qtr. cr.) Specialization courses (30 qtr. cr.) Companion courses (6 qtr. cr.) Research courses (15 qtr. cr.) Doctoral Capstone (20 qtr. cr.) 1 face-to-face residency ePortfolio *Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Time to degree completion assumes one year for the completion of the doctoral study/dissertation following 1 year and 9 months of courses. Courses Leading the Future of Education Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: A Systems Perspective Learner-Centered Curriculum Research Theory, Design, and Methods Tools for Doctoral Research Success* Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Data-Driven Instruction and Assessment Curriculum Design to Promote Social Change Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research* Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement Completing the Prospectus* Completing the Doctoral Capstone *Research companion course to be taken in conjunction with other course in the term. Highlights Walden University has been helping adult learners like you succeed for 45 years. We know that life can be unpredictable, and you deserve an educational partner that helps you stay on track. Through our Doctor of Education (EdD) program, Walden offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals and even change direction midstream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) post-master’s programs take the same four initial courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can switch degree paths without having to start over. See how it works. Earn credit for previous academic experience. You may be eligible to transfer previous credits, which can save you time and money in earning your degree. Choose your own research topic and conduct original research to address a pressing problem facing your students, institution, or community. Receive critical doctoral support from beginning to end. In addition to access to all of our student support services, our Foundation course and Doctoral Intensive Support courses allow you to explore real-world case studies and examples of successful capstones. You also will practice the essential research and writing skills you need to succeed in a doctoral program. Educational technology helps you reach the finish line. Tools such as Degree Tracker and citation software help you organize your resources and references as well as keep track of your progress toward completing your degree. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. [-]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Early Childhood Education

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

The early childhood field brings together families, professionals, programs, and agencies that influence every aspect of children’s lives, from prenatal development through age 8. Our Doctor of Education (EdD) with a specialization in Early Childhood Education prepares you to foster positive outcomes for young children and their families in roles such as early childhood teacher, teacher educator, researcher... [+]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Early Childhood Education Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12 to higher education, Walden University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) programs all take the same first-year courses. That means if you decide to switch degree paths, you don’t have to start over, which saves you time and money. You can: Select a course load that is right for you. Benefit from practical support, from your first course to your doctoral study or dissertation. Transfer credits from prior coursework to accelerate your time to degree completion. Apply research and theory to address critical issues facing today’s classrooms and communities. Our Doctor of Education (EdD) program prepares you to become a more effective and influential leader as you apply the latest education strategies immediately in your learning environment, whether you’re working in P–12, early childhood, or higher education. Throughout the program, you will engage with real-world case studies, interactive tools, and doctoral intensive support courses that will help hone your research and scholarly writing skills, guide you through your courses, and prepare you for successful completion of your doctoral study or dissertation. Our knowledgeable faculty, staff, and support services are with you every step of the way—from the beginning of your Foundations course to the completion of your capstone. The early childhood field brings together families, professionals, programs, and agencies that influence every aspect of children’s lives, from prenatal development through age 8. Our Doctor of Education (EdD) with a specialization in Early Childhood Education prepares you to foster positive outcomes for young children and their families in roles such as early childhood teacher, teacher educator, researcher, policy maker, and other positions working with young children, families, and communities.* Throughout the program, you will explore the complex familial, cultural, societal, and developmental influences that affect child development and learning. You will critically review current research in the field on topics such as child development, family partnerships, content knowledge, assessment, effective practices, leadership, and advocacy. Using real-world case studies and innovative technology, you will examine the quality of early childhood programs and policies, implement strategies to promote positive outcomes for young children, and evaluate the leadership characteristics necessary to implement effective change. The individual doctoral study process allows you to pursue original research in an effort to effect positive social change for children, families, and the early childhood field. Completion Requirements 76 minimum quarter credits* Foundation course (5 qtr. cr.) Specialization courses (30 qtr. cr.) Companion courses (6 qtr. cr.) Research courses (15 qtr. cr.) Doctoral Capstone (20 qtr. cr.) 1 face-to-face residency ePortfolio *Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Time to degree completion assumes one year for the completion of the doctoral study/dissertation following 1 year and 9 months of courses. To satisfy these completion requirements, you must have access to a school or learning environment that has early childhood education programming. Courses Leading the Future of Education Child Development in the Critical Early Years The Language/Literacy Continuum from Birth through Age 8 Research Theory, Design, and Methods Tools for Doctoral Research Success* Meaningful Learning Experiences in Supportive Environments Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Assessment Practices to Promote Healthy Development and Learning Evaluating and Supporting Early Childhood Programs Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research* Inspired Leadership, Informed Advocacy, and Improved Policy Completing the Prospectus* Completing the Doctoral Capstone *Research companion course to be taken in conjunction with other course in the term. Highlights Walden University has been helping adult learners like you succeed for 45 years. We know that life can be unpredictable, and you deserve an educational partner that helps you stay on track. Through our Doctor of Education (EdD) program, Walden offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals and even change direction midstream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) post-master’s programs take the same four initial courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can switch degree paths without having to start over. See how it works. Earn credit for previous academic experience. You may be eligible to transfer previous credits, which can save you time and money in earning your degree. Choose your own research topic and conduct original research to address a pressing problem facing your students, institution, or community. Receive critical doctoral support from beginning to end. In addition to access to all of our student support services, our Foundation course and Doctoral Intensive Support courses allow you to explore real-world case studies and examples of successful capstones. You also will practice the essential research and writing skills you need to succeed in a doctoral program. Educational technology helps you reach the finish line. Tools such as Degree Tracker and citation software help you organize your resources and references as well as keep track of your progress toward completing your degree. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. [-]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure)

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

The Doctor of Education (EdD) Educational Administration and Leadership specialization is designed for K–12 administrators who want to increase their ability to influence and transform their educational organization. You will learn about sustainability in your particular setting and how to nurture your school to become or remain a thriving learning center. Gain the skills to build an effective... [+]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12 to higher education, Walden University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) programs all take the same first-year courses. That means if you decide to switch degree paths, you don’t have to start over, which saves you time and money. You can: Select a course load that is right for you. Benefit from practical support, from your first course to your doctoral study or dissertation. Transfer credits from prior coursework to accelerate your time to degree completion. Apply research and theory to address critical issues facing today’s classrooms and communities. Our Doctor of Education (EdD) program prepares you to become a more effective and influential leader as you apply the latest education strategies immediately in your learning environment, whether you’re working in P–12, early childhood, or higher education. Throughout the program, you will engage with real-world case studies, interactive tools, and doctoral intensive support courses that will help hone your research and scholarly writing skills, guide you through your courses, and prepare you for successful completion of your doctoral study or dissertation. Our knowledgeable faculty, staff, and support services are with you every step of the way—from the beginning of your Foundations course to the completion of your capstone. The Doctor of Education (EdD) Educational Administration and Leadership specialization is designed for K–12 administrators who want to increase their ability to influence and transform their educational organization. You will learn about sustainability in your particular setting and how to nurture your school to become or remain a thriving learning center. Gain the skills to build an effective, collaborative organization and enhance the K–12 student learning environment. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to integrate theory and practice to positively impact your career and the lives of your students. Completion Requirements 76 minimum quarter credits* Foundation course (5 qtr. cr.) Specialization courses (30 qtr. cr.) Companion courses (6 qtr. cr.) Research courses (15 qtr. cr.) Doctoral Capstone (20 qtr. cr.) 1 face-to-face residency ePortfolio To satisfy these completion requirements, you must have access to a K–12 administrator, students, and community members associated with a PreK-12 school setting. *Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Time to degree completion assumes one year for the completion of the doctoral study/dissertation following 1 year and 9 months of courses. Courses Leading the Future of Education Collaborative Communication for Administrators School Organizational Dynamics: Policies and Law Research Theory, Design, and Methods Tools for Doctoral Research Success* Understanding School Budgets and Allocating Resources Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis E-Learning Creating and Maintaining Safe, Effective, and Positive Learning Environments Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research* Recruiting and Retaining Effective School Personnel Completing the Prospectus* Completing the Doctoral Capstone *Research companion course to be taken in conjunction with other course in the term. Highlights Walden University has been helping adult learners like you succeed for 45 years. We know that life can be unpredictable, and you deserve an educational partner that helps you stay on track. Through our Doctor of Education (EdD) program, Walden offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals and even change direction midstream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) post-master’s programs take the same four initial courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can switch degree paths without having to start over. See how it works. Earn credit for previous academic experience. You may be eligible to transfer previous credits, which can save you time and money in earning your degree. Choose your own research topic and conduct original research to address a pressing problem facing your students, institution, or community. Receive critical doctoral support from beginning to end. In addition to access to all of our student support services, our Foundation course and Doctoral Intensive Support courses allow you to explore real-world case studies and examples of successful capstones. You also will practice the essential research and writing skills you need to succeed in a doctoral program. Educational technology helps you reach the finish line. Tools such as Degree Tracker and citation software help you organize your resources and references as well as keep track of your progress toward completing your degree. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. [-]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Technology

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

Changes in educational technology are dramatically affecting the way students learn at school, work, and home. The EdD with a specialization in Educational Technology is designed for K–12 educational leaders who want to initiate and implement change at the district, regional, state, and federal levels. By integrating the latest technologies and instructional design principles, you can prepare to develop and... [+]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Technology Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12 to higher education, Walden University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) programs all take the same first-year courses. That means if you decide to switch degree paths, you don’t have to start over, which saves you time and money. You can: Select a course load that is right for you. Benefit from practical support, from your first course to your doctoral study or dissertation. Transfer credits from prior coursework to accelerate your time to degree completion. Apply research and theory to address critical issues facing today’s classrooms and communities. Our Doctor of Education (EdD) program prepares you to become a more effective and influential leader as you apply the latest education strategies immediately in your learning environment, whether you’re working in P–12, early childhood, or higher education. Throughout the program, you will engage with real-world case studies, interactive tools, and doctoral intensive support courses that will help hone your research and scholarly writing skills, guide you through your courses, and prepare you for successful completion of your doctoral study or dissertation. Our knowledgeable faculty, staff, and support services are with you every step of the way—from the beginning of your Foundations course to the completion of your capstone. Changes in educational technology are dramatically affecting the way students learn at school, work, and home. The EdD with a specialization in Educational Technology is designed for K–12 educational leaders who want to initiate and implement change at the district, regional, state, and federal levels. By integrating the latest technologies and instructional design principles, you can prepare to develop and lead technology-supported solutions to learning challenges in the K–12 classroom. With program outcomes informed by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) standards, this EdD specialization prepares you to conduct research on local problems in a rapidly changing field. It is designed to advance your career quickly and affordably, with an embedded post-master’s certificate that can be earned upon completion of seven quarters. Completion Requirements 76 minimum quarter credits* Foundation course (5 qtr. cr.) Specialization courses (30 qtr. cr.) Companion courses (6 qtr. cr.) Research courses (15 qtr. cr.) Doctoral Capstone (20 qtr. cr.) 1 face-to-face residency ePortfolio *Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Time to degree completion assumes one year for the completion of the doctoral study/dissertation following 1 year and 9 months of courses. Courses Leading the Future of Education Trends and Issues in Educational Technology Creating Digital Media Research Theory, Design, and Methods Tools for Doctoral Research Success* Innovations and the Diffusion of Learning Technologies Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis E-Learning Leading Change Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research* Designing Instruction for eLearning Completing the Prospectus* Completing the Doctoral Capstone *Research companion course to be taken in conjunction with other course in the term. Highlights Walden University has been helping adult learners like you succeed for 45 years. We know that life can be unpredictable, and you deserve an educational partner that helps you stay on track. Through our Doctor of Education (EdD) program, Walden offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals and even change direction midstream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) post-master’s programs take the same four initial courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can switch degree paths without having to start over. See how it works. Earn credit for previous academic experience. You may be eligible to transfer previous credits, which can save you time and money in earning your degree. Choose your own research topic and conduct original research to address a pressing problem facing your students, institution, or community. Receive critical doctoral support from beginning to end. In addition to access to all of our student support services, our Foundation course and Doctoral Intensive Support courses allow you to explore real-world case studies and examples of successful capstones. You also will practice the essential research and writing skills you need to succeed in a doctoral program. Educational technology helps you reach the finish line. Tools such as Degree Tracker and citation software help you organize your resources and references as well as keep track of your progress toward completing your degree. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. [-]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education and Adult Learning

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

The EdD Higher Education and Adult Learning specialization is designed for professionals who plan to design, develop, and lead successful adult learning programs within higher education institutions, corporations, and workforce development settings. You will examine adult learning theories, learn best practices for facilitating program planning and assessment, and develop leadership skills to... [+]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education and Adult Learning Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12 to higher education, Walden University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) programs all take the same first-year courses. That means if you decide to switch degree paths, you don’t have to start over, which saves you time and money. You can: Select a course load that is right for you. Benefit from practical support, from your first course to your doctoral study or dissertation. Transfer credits from prior coursework to accelerate your time to degree completion. Apply research and theory to address critical issues facing today’s classrooms and communities. Our Doctor of Education (EdD) program prepares you to become a more effective and influential leader as you apply the latest education strategies immediately in your learning environment, whether you’re working in P–12, early childhood, or higher education. Throughout the program, you will engage with real-world case studies, interactive tools, and doctoral intensive support courses that will help hone your research and scholarly writing skills, guide you through your courses, and prepare you for successful completion of your doctoral study or dissertation. Our knowledgeable faculty, staff, and support services are with you every step of the way—from the beginning of your Foundations course to the completion of your capstone. The EdD Higher Education and Adult Learning specialization is designed for professionals who plan to design, develop, and lead successful adult learning programs within higher education institutions, corporations, and workforce development settings. You will examine adult learning theories, learn best practices for facilitating program planning and assessment, and develop leadership skills to effectively engage and motivate adults to create change across their institutions and workplaces. Through applied research and practical coursework, this higher education adult learning specialization will enable you to develop the expertise to empower lifelong learners and assess effective learning experiences for adults. Completion Requirements 76 minimum quarter credits* Foundation course (5 qtr. cr.) Specialization courses (30 qtr. cr.) Companion courses (6 qtr. cr.) Research courses (15 qtr. cr.) Doctoral Capstone (20 qtr. cr.) 1 face-to-face residency ePortfolio To satisfy these completion requirements, you must have current and consistent direct access to adult learners, students, faculty or staff in an authentic postsecondary education environment or adult learning setting. *Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Time to degree completion assumes one year for the completion of the doctoral study/dissertation following 1 year and 9 months of courses. Courses Leading the Future of Education Contemporary Issues and Trends in Higher Education and Adult Understanding the Adult Learner Research Theory, Design, and Methods Tools for Doctoral Research Success* Leadership of Higher Education Programs for Adult Learners Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis E-Learning Program Planning and Assessment Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research* Designing Instruction for E-Learning Completing the Prospectus* Completing the Doctoral Capstone *Research companion course to be taken in conjunction with other course in the term. Highlights Walden University has been helping adult learners like you succeed for 45 years. We know that life can be unpredictable, and you deserve an educational partner that helps you stay on track. Through our Doctor of Education (EdD) program, Walden offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals and even change direction midstream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) post-master’s programs take the same four initial courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can switch degree paths without having to start over. See how it works. Earn credit for previous academic experience. You may be eligible to transfer previous credits, which can save you time and money in earning your degree. Choose your own research topic and conduct original research to address a pressing problem facing your students, institution, or community. Receive critical doctoral support from beginning to end. In addition to access to all of our student support services, our Foundation course and Doctoral Intensive Support courses allow you to explore real-world case studies and examples of successful capstones. You also will practice the essential research and writing skills you need to succeed in a doctoral program. Educational technology helps you reach the finish line. Tools such as Degree Tracker and citation software help you organize your resources and references as well as keep track of your progress toward completing your degree. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. [-]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Leadership and Management

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

The Higher Education Leadership and Management specialization can help you gain the leadership skills and management principles you need to lead meaningful and sustainable change across your institution. Coursework in this EdD specialization focuses on the latest research-based methods, policies, and practices of today’s changing landscape of higher education.... [+]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Leadership and Management Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12 to higher education, Walden University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) programs all take the same first-year courses. That means if you decide to switch degree paths, you don’t have to start over, which saves you time and money. You can: Select a course load that is right for you. Benefit from practical support, from your first course to your doctoral study or dissertation. Transfer credits from prior coursework to accelerate your time to degree completion. Apply research and theory to address critical issues facing today’s classrooms and communities. Our Doctor of Education (EdD) program prepares you to become a more effective and influential leader as you apply the latest education strategies immediately in your learning environment, whether you’re working in P–12, early childhood, or higher education. Throughout the program, you will engage with real-world case studies, interactive tools, and doctoral intensive support courses that will help hone your research and scholarly writing skills, guide you through your courses, and prepare you for successful completion of your doctoral study or dissertation. Our knowledgeable faculty, staff, and support services are with you every step of the way—from the beginning of your Foundations course to the completion of your capstone. The Higher Education Leadership and Management specialization can help you gain the leadership skills and management principles you need to lead meaningful and sustainable change across your institution. Coursework in this EdD specialization focuses on the latest research-based methods, policies, and practices of today’s changing landscape of higher education. This specialization is designed for individuals who work in higher education and aspire to administrative, leadership, and/or management positions. Potential workplaces include community colleges, public and private campus-based universities, online universities, state education departments, government agencies, or research organizations. Completion Requirements 76 minimum quarter credits* Foundation course (5 qtr. cr.) Specialization courses (30 qtr. cr.) Companion courses (6 qtr. cr.) Research courses (15 qtr. cr.) Doctoral Capstone (20 qtr. cr.) 1 face-to-face residency ePortfolio *Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Time to degree completion assumes one year for the completion of the doctoral study/dissertation following 1 year and 9 months of courses. To satisfy these completion requirements, you must have current and consistent direct access to students, faculty, staff, or administrators in an authentic postsecondary/higher education environment. Courses Leading the Future of Education Higher Education in the 21st Century Leading and Managing Institutional Change Research Theory, Design, and Methods Tools for Doctoral Research Success* Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation in Higher Education Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis E-Learning Managing Resources in Higher Education Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research* Education Law, Policy, and Governance Completing the Prospectus* Completing the Doctoral Capstone *Research companion course to be taken in conjunction with other course in the term. Highlights Walden University has been helping adult learners like you succeed for 45 years. We know that life can be unpredictable, and you deserve an educational partner that helps you stay on track. Through our Doctor of Education (EdD) program, Walden offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals and even change direction midstream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) post-master’s programs take the same four initial courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can switch degree paths without having to start over. See how it works. Earn credit for previous academic experience. You may be eligible to transfer previous credits, which can save you time and money in earning your degree. Choose your own research topic and conduct original research to address a pressing problem facing your students, institution, or community. Receive critical doctoral support from beginning to end. In addition to access to all of our student support services, our Foundation course and Doctoral Intensive Support courses allow you to explore real-world case studies and examples of successful capstones. You also will practice the essential research and writing skills you need to succeed in a doctoral program. Educational technology helps you reach the finish line. Tools such as Degree Tracker and citation software help you organize your resources and references as well as keep track of your progress toward completing your degree. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. [-]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Reading, Literacy and Assessment

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

Literacy is a driving force in effecting positive student learning and broader social change. The Reading, Literacy, and Assessment specialization is for educators who wish to influence growth in reading and literacy and gain expertise in the latest research and best practices in reading, literacy, curriculum design and instruction, teacher professional development, and program evaluation and assessment... [+]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Reading, Literacy and Assessment Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12 to higher education, Walden University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) programs all take the same first-year courses. That means if you decide to switch degree paths, you don’t have to start over, which saves you time and money. You can: Select a course load that is right for you. Benefit from practical support, from your first course to your doctoral study or dissertation. Transfer credits from prior coursework to accelerate your time to degree completion. Apply research and theory to address critical issues facing today’s classrooms and communities. Our Doctor of Education (EdD) program prepares you to become a more effective and influential leader as you apply the latest education strategies immediately in your learning environment, whether you’re working in P–12, early childhood, or higher education. Throughout the program, you will engage with real-world case studies, interactive tools, and doctoral intensive support courses that will help hone your research and scholarly writing skills, guide you through your courses, and prepare you for successful completion of your doctoral study or dissertation. Our knowledgeable faculty, staff, and support services are with you every step of the way—from the beginning of your Foundations course to the completion of your capstone. Literacy is a driving force in effecting positive student learning and broader social change. The Reading, Literacy, and Assessment specialization is for educators who wish to influence growth in reading and literacy and gain expertise in the latest research and best practices in reading, literacy, curriculum design and instruction, teacher professional development, and program evaluation and assessment. In this EdD specialization, you will develop skills and strategies that can improve reading and curriculum outcomes across the educational spectrum, including classroom instruction, program design, and policy implementation. Explore sociopolitical, cultural, and economic influences on literacy, curriculum, assessment, and instruction for diverse learners; changing definitions of literacy; best practices in literacy; and program design and evaluation. This specialization is designed for classroom teachers, lead teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, department chairs, curriculum specialists, and any instructor who wants a deeper understanding of reading and literacy practices. Completion Requirements 76 minimum quarter credits* Foundation course (5 qtr. cr.) Specialization courses (30 qtr. cr.) Companion courses (6 qtr. cr.) Research courses (15 qtr. cr.) Doctoral Capstone (20 qtr. cr.) 1 face-to-face residency ePortfolio To satisfy these completion requirements, you must have access to a group of students in a formal learning environment. *Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Time to degree completion assumes one year for the completion of the doctoral study/dissertation following 1 year and 9 months of courses. Courses Leading the Future of Education Issues and Trends in Reading and Literacy Learner-Centered Curriculum Research Theory, Design, and Methods Tools for Doctoral Research Success* Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Assessment and Data Analysis to Support Effective Literacy Programs A Collaborative Approach to Literacy across the Content Areas Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research* Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement Completing the Prospectus* Completing the Doctoral Capstone *Research companion course to be taken in conjunction with other course in the term. Highlights Walden University has been helping adult learners like you succeed for 45 years. We know that life can be unpredictable, and you deserve an educational partner that helps you stay on track. Through our Doctor of Education (EdD) program, Walden offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals and even change direction midstream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) post-master’s programs take the same four initial courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can switch degree paths without having to start over. See how it works. Earn credit for previous academic experience. You may be eligible to transfer previous credits, which can save you time and money in earning your degree. Choose your own research topic and conduct original research to address a pressing problem facing your students, institution, or community. Receive critical doctoral support from beginning to end. In addition to access to all of our student support services, our Foundation course and Doctoral Intensive Support courses allow you to explore real-world case studies and examples of successful capstones. You also will practice the essential research and writing skills you need to succeed in a doctoral program. Educational technology helps you reach the finish line. Tools such as Degree Tracker and citation software help you organize your resources and references as well as keep track of your progress toward completing your degree. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. [-]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Special Education

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

With nearly 6 million students nationwide in need of special education services, there is a growing demand for qualified educators to work with students with exceptionalities. The Doctor of Education (EdD) with a specialization in Special Education can position you to advance in this growing field. Educators with advanced degrees in special education are the leaders in school districts, communities... [+]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Special Education Do you aspire to drive transformative educational change in your institution and community? Designed for practitioners and administrators from P-12 to higher education, Walden University’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) program offers flexibility and choices to meet your needs—even if those needs change along the way. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) programs all take the same first-year courses. That means if you decide to switch degree paths, you don’t have to start over, which saves you time and money. You can: Select a course load that is right for you. Benefit from practical support, from your first course to your doctoral study or dissertation. Transfer credits from prior coursework to accelerate your time to degree completion. Apply research and theory to address critical issues facing today’s classrooms and communities. Our Doctor of Education (EdD) program prepares you to become a more effective and influential leader as you apply the latest education strategies immediately in your learning environment, whether you’re working in P–12, early childhood, or higher education. Throughout the program, you will engage with real-world case studies, interactive tools, and doctoral intensive support courses that will help hone your research and scholarly writing skills, guide you through your courses, and prepare you for successful completion of your doctoral study or dissertation. Our knowledgeable faculty, staff, and support services are with you every step of the way—from the beginning of your Foundations course to the completion of your capstone. With nearly 6 million students nationwide in need of special education services, there is a growing demand for qualified educators to work with students with exceptionalities. The Doctor of Education (EdD) with a specialization in Special Education can position you to advance in this growing field. Educators with advanced degrees in special education are the leaders in school districts, communities, institutions of higher education, and the profession. Coursework in this program focuses on your professional growth while increasing your comprehensive understanding of the critical trends and issues impacting special education today. You will have the opportunity to engage in real-world case-study scenarios that require collaborative problem solving and the implementation of research-based strategies to master program outcomes. This program culminates in a scholarly capstone project focused on problems of practice related to special education as well as effecting positive social change. The curriculum is informed by the Council for Exceptional Children Advanced Role Content Standards and focuses on key issues in the field of special education, such as leadership and policy, program development and assessment, collaboration, and ethical practice. Completion Requirements 76 minimum quarter credits* Foundation course (5 qtr. cr.) Specialization courses (30 qtr. cr.) Companion courses (6 qtr. cr.) Research courses (15 qtr. cr.) Doctoral Capstone (20 qtr. cr.) 1 face-to-face residency ePortfolio To satisfy these completion requirements, you must have access to a school or learning environment that has special education programming. *Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Time to degree completion assumes one year for the completion of the doctoral study/dissertation following 1 year and 9 months of courses. Courses Leading the Future of Education Special Education: Exploring Theory and Practice Leading Change in Special Education: Advocacy, Policy, and Law Research Theory, Design, and Methods Tools for Doctoral Research Success* Research Methodology for Special Education Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Designing Specialized Instruction for Diverse Learners Implementing Effective School Wide Intervention Models Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Demystifying Doctoral Writing for Research* Sustaining and Supporting Effective Practices in Special Education Completing the Prospectus* Completing the Doctoral Capstone *Research companion course to be taken in conjunction with other course in the term. Highlights Walden University has been helping adult learners like you succeed for 45 years. We know that life can be unpredictable, and you deserve an educational partner that helps you stay on track. Through our Doctor of Education (EdD) program, Walden offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals and even change direction midstream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the EdD program and the Education Specialist (EdS) post-master’s programs take the same four initial courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can switch degree paths without having to start over. See how it works. Earn credit for previous academic experience. You may be eligible to transfer previous credits, which can save you time and money in earning your degree. Choose your own research topic and conduct original research to address a pressing problem facing your students, institution, or community. Receive critical doctoral support from beginning to end. In addition to access to all of our student support services, our Foundation course and Doctoral Intensive Support courses allow you to explore real-world case studies and examples of successful capstones. You also will practice the essential research and writing skills you need to succeed in a doctoral program. Educational technology helps you reach the finish line. Tools such as Degree Tracker and citation software help you organize your resources and references as well as keep track of your progress toward completing your degree. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. [-]

Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.)

Online USA

In Walden’s online Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) program, students can gain advanced knowledge in the field of information technology and also acquire the strategic leadership skills needed to guide organizations through critical IT-related challenges. [+]

Successful leaders in today’s IT industry possess more than just the technical skills necessary to comprehend evolving technology. They also must have an essential understanding of how organizational structure and operational functions can impact growth and success.

In Walden’s online Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) program, students can gain advanced knowledge in the field of information technology and also acquire the strategic leadership skills needed to guide organizations through critical IT-related challenges.

This program prepares students for key IT and leadership positions within organizations and consulting firms as well as roles in academia. Through problem-based learning simulators, research seminars, residencies, and other learning opportunities, you will analyze relevant IT scenarios to develop solutions you can implement in your workplace. By pursuing your doctorate in information technology, you will explore qualitative and quantitative research methods and complete a doctoral study demonstrating your ability to examine, critique, and synthesize knowledge, theory, and experience in an applied IT project.Curriculum... [-]


Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Addictions and Social Work

Online October 2016 USA Minneapolis

As an advanced social work professional, you are called upon to help society address its most pressing challenges. With Walden’s Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program, you can become a more authoritative [+]

Addiction affects people of all races, socioeconomic backgrounds, and lifestyles. This specialization can help you learn to identify the needs of families, individuals, and communities whose lives have been affected by addiction. You will begin by studying best practices in addictions treatment and case management. Subsequently, you can apply your knowledge to develop effective prevention and intervention strategies to support clients whose lives are directly or indirectly impacted by substance abuse or addictive behaviors. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (36 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Clinical seminar (6 cr.) Action research project (20 cr.) One 6-day residency [-]

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Clinical Expertise

Campus or Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

As an advanced social work professional, you are called upon to help society address its most pressing challenges. [+]

As an advanced social work professional, you are called upon to help society address its most pressing challenges. With Walden’s Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program, you can become a more authoritative advocate for social justice and gain the credentials to be recognized as a leader in your field. Choose from multiple specializations to align your studies with your interests, including Medical Social Work, Addictions and Social Work, and Clinical Expertise. One of the few offered online, the DSW program has a challenging curriculum that can help you acquire the skills to evaluate, design, and execute social welfare programs that make a positive difference. A Master of Social Work (MSW) is required to enroll in this program. Specializations Addictions and Social Work Clinical Expertise Criminal Justice Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention Family Studies and Interventions Medical Social Work Policy Practice Social Work Administration [-]

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Criminal Justice

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

Social issues such as economic decline, substance abuse, and a lack of educational or employment opportunities can all contribute to criminal behavior. [+]

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Criminal Justice Social issues such as economic decline, substance abuse, and a lack of educational or employment opportunities can all contribute to criminal behavior. With this specialization, you can study best practices related to traditional forms of intervention for both offenders and victims, including individual and group therapy. You will also explore recent developments in the legal system such as restorative justice. This program is designed for social work professionals involved in public safety fields including law enforcement and rehabilitation. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (36 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Clinical seminar (6 cr.) Action research project (20 cr.) One 6-day residency This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Curriculum SOCW 8000 Foundations of Graduate Study SOCW 8110 Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 8116 History and Development of Social Work SOCW 8800 Clinical Seminar I SOCW 8137 Contemporary Issues, Social Change, and Social Policy SOCW 8138 Program and Practice Evaluation SOCW 8140 Action Research Methods in Social Work SOCW 8117 Diversity and Multiculturalism SOCW 8350 Historical and Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice SOCW 8210 Survey Research Methods SOCW 8801 Clinical Seminar II SOCW 8351 Policy Analysis in the Criminal Justice System SOCW 8600 Action Research Project SOCW 8785 Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation Career Options With a Doctor of Social Work (DSW) from Walden, you can gain the skills needed to become an advanced practitioner. This doctoral degree program can also prepare you to become a leader in designing, implementing, and assessing social welfare programs and policies. Enter a High-Growth Field Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 25% from 2010 to 2020—faster than the average for all other occupations. Career opportunities for healthcare social workers are projected to grow at a rate of 34% through 2020. Expand Your Career Options A DSW can prepare you to pursue roles at the forefront of the social work profession: Leader in agencies and organizations Program director Evaluator of social work practice and agencies Supervisor in social work organizations Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Highlights Aligned with Walden University’s mission of social change, this program allows you to: Develop expertise in a particular area of social work, such as addictions or medical social work, among others. Use research to advocate for changes that support your clients and community through an action research project. This project enables you to focus on an everyday problem or unmet need within your community (e.g., long wait times in your local hospital’s ER or access to medical care for people with heart disease) and develop a plan for remediating the issue. Conduct effective analyses of social welfare policies. Gain skills for designing and implementing social welfare programs. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize current research, best practices, and theory to promote prevention and intervention strategies that address social problems and needs of social groups. Employ various research and statistical tools to find data used to address the etiology and dynamics of social problems and social needs. Evaluate the role of research and evaluation in social work in improving social interventions and advancing theory development. Critically evaluate the history of social work, its mission, and its core values. Promote social change by collaborating with leaders, agencies, and universities to advocate for policies and programs that advance the economic and social well-being of culturally diverse clientele. Demonstrate the ability to assess the role of diversity in characterizing and shaping the human experience. Apply ethical decision making and practices in social work. [-]

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

This specialization focuses on intervention strategies that can help you address the immediate and long-term needs of trauma victims and their caregivers. [+]

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention For individuals and populations, one traumatic event can trigger a series of profound coping challenges. This specialization focuses on intervention strategies that can help you address the immediate and long-term needs of trauma victims and their caregivers. As a student, you will study crisis intervention theories and models for working with a wide range of populations. You also will be able to examine best practices for counseling victims in the aftermath of natural or man-made crises. By designing proactive crisis plans, you can gain experience preparing for future emergencies. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (36 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Clinical seminar (6 cr.) Action research project (20 cr.) One 6-day residency This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Curriculum SOCW 8000 Foundations of Graduate Study SOCW 8110 Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 8116 History and Development of Social Work SOCW 8800 Clinical Seminar I SOCW 8137 Contemporary Issues, Social Change, and Social Policy SOCW 8138 Program and Practice Evaluation SOCW 8140 Action Research Methods in Social Work SOCW 8117 Diversity and Multiculturalism SOCW 8145 Crisis Management SOCW 8210 Survey Research Methods SOCW 8801 Clinical Seminar II SOCW 8785 Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation SOCW 8600 Action Research Project SOCW 8333 Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue Career Options With a Doctor of Social Work (DSW) from Walden, you can gain the skills needed to become an advanced practitioner. This doctoral degree program can also prepare you to become a leader in designing, implementing, and assessing social welfare programs and policies. Enter a High-Growth Field Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 25% from 2010 to 2020—faster than the average for all other occupations. Career opportunities for healthcare social workers are projected to grow at a rate of 34% through 2020. Expand Your Career Options A DSW can prepare you to pursue roles at the forefront of the social work profession: Leader in agencies and organizations Program director Evaluator of social work practice and agencies Supervisor in social work organizations Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Highlights Aligned with Walden University’s mission of social change, this program allows you to: Develop expertise in a particular area of social work, such as addictions or medical social work, among others. Use research to advocate for changes that support your clients and community through an action research project. This project enables you to focus on an everyday problem or unmet need within your community (e.g., long wait times in your local hospital’s ER or access to medical care for people with heart disease) and develop a plan for remediating the issue. Conduct effective analyses of social welfare policies. Gain skills for designing and implementing social welfare programs. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize current research, best practices, and theory to promote prevention and intervention strategies that address social problems and needs of social groups. Employ various research and statistical tools to find data used to address the etiology and dynamics of social problems and social needs. Evaluate the role of research and evaluation in social work in improving social interventions and advancing theory development. Critically evaluate the history of social work, its mission, and its core values. Promote social change by collaborating with leaders, agencies, and universities to advocate for policies and programs that advance the economic and social well-being of culturally diverse clientele. Demonstrate the ability to assess the role of diversity in characterizing and shaping the human experience. Apply ethical decision making and practices in social work. [-]

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Family Studies and Interventions

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

This specialization can help you develop advanced skills to provide culturally sensitive support to children and families. [+]

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Family Studies and Interventions As a social worker, you work with children and families from various backgrounds and in different life stages. This specialization can help you develop advanced skills to provide culturally sensitive support to children and families. You will discover specific resources and instruction for working with couples, children, and adolescents. By examining various prevention, intervention, and consultation strategies, you will be able to tailor your approach to address the distinct needs of these groups in advance of, or in response to, critical concerns for children and families. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (36 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Clinical seminar (6 cr.) Action research project (20 cr.) One 6-day residency This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Curriculum SOCW 8000 Foundations of Graduate Study SOCW 8110 Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 8116 History and Development of Social Work SOCW 8800 Clinical Seminar I SOCW 8137 Contemporary Issues, Social Change, and Social Policy SOCW 8138 Program and Practice Evaluation SOCW 8140 Action Research Methods in Social Work SOCW 8117 Diversity and Multiculturalism SOCW 8356 Theories and Techniques in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling SOCW 8210 Survey Research Methods SOCW 8801 Clinical Seminar II SOCW 8346 Child and Adolescent Counseling SOCW 8600 Action Research Project SOCW 8785 Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation Career Options With a Doctor of Social Work (DSW) from Walden, you can gain the skills needed to become an advanced practitioner. This doctoral degree program can also prepare you to become a leader in designing, implementing, and assessing social welfare programs and policies. Enter a High-Growth Field Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 25% from 2010 to 2020—faster than the average for all other occupations. Career opportunities for healthcare social workers are projected to grow at a rate of 34% through 2020. Expand Your Career Options A DSW can prepare you to pursue roles at the forefront of the social work profession: Leader in agencies and organizations Program director Evaluator of social work practice and agencies Supervisor in social work organizations Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Highlights Aligned with Walden University’s mission of social change, this program allows you to: Develop expertise in a particular area of social work, such as addictions or medical social work, among others. Use research to advocate for changes that support your clients and community through an action research project. This project enables you to focus on an everyday problem or unmet need within your community (e.g., long wait times in your local hospital’s ER or access to medical care for people with heart disease) and develop a plan for remediating the issue. Conduct effective analyses of social welfare policies. Gain skills for designing and implementing social welfare programs. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize current research, best practices, and theory to promote prevention and intervention strategies that address social problems and needs of social groups. Employ various research and statistical tools to find data used to address the etiology and dynamics of social problems and social needs. Evaluate the role of research and evaluation in social work in improving social interventions and advancing theory development. Critically evaluate the history of social work, its mission, and its core values. Promote social change by collaborating with leaders, agencies, and universities to advocate for policies and programs that advance the economic and social well-being of culturally diverse clientele. Demonstrate the ability to assess the role of diversity in characterizing and shaping the human experience. Apply ethical decision making and practices in social work. [-]

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Policy Practice

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

Effective policy and sustainable change are the result of successful collaboration with legislators, lobbyists, grass-roots organizations, and other groups and individuals. [+]

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Policy Practice Effective policy and sustainable change are the result of successful collaboration with legislators, lobbyists, grass-roots organizations, and other groups and individuals. This specialization can help you advance social welfare by identifying community needs and learning best practices for working with key stakeholders on today’s most pressing social policy issues. You will have the opportunity to analyze the key factors that influence decision making related to positive social change and learn how to engage with local, state, and federal governments. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (36 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Clinical seminar (6 cr.) Action research project (20 cr.) One 6-day residency This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Curriculum SOCW 8000 Foundations of Graduate Study SOCW 8110 Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 8116 History and Development of Social Work SOCW 8800 Clinical Seminar I SOCW 8137 Contemporary Issues, Social Change, and Social Policy SOCW 8138 Program and Practice Evaluation SOCW 8140 Action Research Methods in Social Work SOCW 8117 Diversity and Multiculturalism SOCW 8451 Public Policy Analysis SOCW 8210 Survey Research Methods SOCW 8801 Clinical Seminar II SOCW 8465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination SOCW 8600 Action Research Project SOCW 8809 Fundamentals of Law and Public Policy Career Options With a Doctor of Social Work (DSW) from Walden, you can gain the skills needed to become an advanced practitioner. This doctoral degree program can also prepare you to become a leader in designing, implementing, and assessing social welfare programs and policies. Enter a High-Growth Field Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 25% from 2010 to 2020—faster than the average for all other occupations. Career opportunities for healthcare social workers are projected to grow at a rate of 34% through 2020. Expand Your Career Options A DSW can prepare you to pursue roles at the forefront of the social work profession: Leader in agencies and organizations Program director Evaluator of social work practice and agencies Supervisor in social work organizations Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Highlights Aligned with Walden University’s mission of social change, this program allows you to: Develop expertise in a particular area of social work, such as addictions or medical social work, among others. Use research to advocate for changes that support your clients and community through an action research project. This project enables you to focus on an everyday problem or unmet need within your community (e.g., long wait times in your local hospital’s ER or access to medical care for people with heart disease) and develop a plan for remediating the issue. Conduct effective analyses of social welfare policies. Gain skills for designing and implementing social welfare programs. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize current research, best practices, and theory to promote prevention and intervention strategies that address social problems and needs of social groups. Employ various research and statistical tools to find data used to address the etiology and dynamics of social problems and social needs. Evaluate the role of research and evaluation in social work in improving social interventions and advancing theory development. Critically evaluate the history of social work, its mission, and its core values. Promote social change by collaborating with leaders, agencies, and universities to advocate for policies and programs that advance the economic and social well-being of culturally diverse clientele. Demonstrate the ability to assess the role of diversity in characterizing and shaping the human experience. Apply ethical decision making and practices in social work. [-]

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Social Work Administration

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

Strong leadership, strategic program development, and effective implementation can enhance an agency’s ability to serve its target populations. [+]

Doctor of Social Work (DSW) - Social Work Administration Strong leadership, strategic program development, and effective implementation can enhance an agency’s ability to serve its target populations. This specialization helps you focus on these and other aspects of administration within the context of advancing social welfare. The curriculum is designed to help you gain insight into organizational behavior, staff development, internal and community relations, and management. You can apply your knowledge to help social work agencies develop effective strategies for improving the well-being of the individuals and groups they serve. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (36 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Clinical seminar (6 cr.) Action research project (20 cr.) One 6-day residency This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Curriculum SOCW 8000 Foundations of Graduate Study SOCW 8110 Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 8116 History and Development of Social Work SOCW 8800 Clinical Seminar I SOCW 8137 Contemporary Issues, Social Change, and Social Policy SOCW 8138 Program and Practice Evaluation SOCW 8140 Action Research Methods in Social Work SOCW 8117 Diversity and Multiculturalism SOCW 8152 Human Services Administration SOCW 8210 Survey Research Methods SOCW 8801 Clinical Seminar II SOCW 8750 Leadership Development SOCW 8600 Action Research Project SOCW 8786 Strategic Context of Public Management and Leadership Career Options With a Doctor of Social Work (DSW) from Walden, you can gain the skills needed to become an advanced practitioner. This doctoral degree program can also prepare you to become a leader in designing, implementing, and assessing social welfare programs and policies. Enter a High-Growth Field Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 25% from 2010 to 2020—faster than the average for all other occupations. Career opportunities for healthcare social workers are projected to grow at a rate of 34% through 2020. Expand Your Career Options A DSW can prepare you to pursue roles at the forefront of the social work profession: Leader in agencies and organizations Program director Evaluator of social work practice and agencies Supervisor in social work organizations Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Highlights Aligned with Walden University’s mission of social change, this program allows you to: Develop expertise in a particular area of social work, such as addictions or medical social work, among others. Use research to advocate for changes that support your clients and community through an action research project. This project enables you to focus on an everyday problem or unmet need within your community (e.g., long wait times in your local hospital’s ER or access to medical care for people with heart disease) and develop a plan for remediating the issue. Conduct effective analyses of social welfare policies. Gain skills for designing and implementing social welfare programs. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize current research, best practices, and theory to promote prevention and intervention strategies that address social problems and needs of social groups. Employ various research and statistical tools to find data used to address the etiology and dynamics of social problems and social needs. Evaluate the role of research and evaluation in social work in improving social interventions and advancing theory development. Critically evaluate the history of social work, its mission, and its core values. Promote social change by collaborating with leaders, agencies, and universities to advocate for policies and programs that advance the economic and social well-being of culturally diverse clientele. Demonstrate the ability to assess the role of diversity in characterizing and shaping the human experience. Apply ethical decision making and practices in social work. [-]

Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - Consulting Psychology

Campus or Online Full time USA

Combining advanced I-O theory, methods, and research with perspectives on the global business environment, this doctoral specialization can prepare you to face challenges in organizational behavior as a leader in I-O consulting. Through courses led by I-O psychologists and experts, you can develop [+]

Combining advanced I-O theory, methods, and research with perspectives on the global business environment, this doctoral specialization can prepare you to face challenges in organizational behavior as a leader in I-O consulting. Through courses led by I-O psychologists and experts, you can develop the scholarly and practical expertise to help organizations address the impact of globalization and technology on performance and culture. Deepen your understanding of organizational needs through assessments and change management practices and learn how to develop plans to effect change within business, industry, labor, public, academic, community, and health-related organizations. Through the doctoral dissertation, you will have the opportunity to research an area of specific interest and contribute to the body of knowledge in the field. Completion Requirements 106 total quarter credits Core Courses (71 cr.) Specialization Courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) PhD residencies (4 four-day sessions) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. [-]

Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - Forensic Consulting

Campus or Online Full time USA

In this doctoral specialization, you can learn how organizational consulting links to forensic psychology as you explore topics such as police psychology, psychology in the criminal courts, and correctional [+]

In this doctoral specialization, you can learn how organizational consulting links to forensic psychology as you explore topics such as police psychology, psychology in the criminal courts, and correctional psychology. Through application-based exercises and assignments, you can gain the skills to improve individual and organizational performance in forensic settings such as the criminal justice system, government agencies, police departments, and other agencies which they consult. Through the doctoral dissertation, you will have the opportunity to research an area of specific interest and contribute to the body of knowledge in the field. Completion Requirements 106 total quarter credits Core Courses (71 cr.) Specialization Courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) PhD residencies (4 four-day sessions) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. [-]

Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - General Practice

Campus or Online Full time USA

Designed for students interested in careers in such areas as organizational consulting, organizational development, academia, training and development, talent management, research, or business and consulting, this doctoral specialization provides the advanced research skills, theoretical knowledge, and advanced [+]

Designed for students interested in careers in such areas as organizational consulting, organizational development, academia, training and development, talent management, research, or business and consulting, this doctoral specialization provides the advanced research skills, theoretical knowledge, and advanced expertise required to conduct research, teach in higher education settings, or help diverse organizations improve workplace and workforce productivity. Focusing on organizational behavior in the workplace, you will explore employee assessment and recruitment practices, job attitudes, workplace motivation, team building, job performance measurement systems, and advanced topics in personnel psychology such as competency modeling and talent management. Through the doctoral dissertation, you will have the opportunity to research an area of specific interest and contribute to the body of knowledge in the field. Completion Requirements 106 total quarter credits Core Courses (71 cr.) Electives (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) PhD residencies (4 four-day sessions) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. [-]

Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - Leadership Development and Coaching

Campus or Online Full time USA

Leadership development and coaching is designed to facilitate psychological and behavioral change that leads to goal attainment and enhanced performance. In this doctoral specialization [+]

Leadership development and coaching is designed to facilitate psychological and behavioral change that leads to goal attainment and enhanced performance. In this doctoral specialization, you can deepen your scholarly knowledge of leadership coaching models and processes, leadership development practices, and change management initiatives. Through application-based exercises and assignments, you can discover how to work with individuals and organizations in developmental transition and gain the skills to guide those individuals and organizations to better performance and improved success. Develop your scholarly and practical expertise on both individual and organizational coaching and learn how to create plans that can generate desired outcomes and increase leader competencies and practices. Through your doctoral dissertation, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the body of knowledge in this growing field, research an area of specific interest, and establish your expertise. Completion Requirements 106 total quarter credits Core Courses (71 cr.) Specialization Courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) PhD residencies (4 four-day sessions) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. [-]

Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - Organizational Diversity and Social Change

Campus or Online Full time USA

In this doctoral specialization, you will examine the impact of structure, class, ethnicity, age, sexuality, and other sociocultural factors on individual and organizational behavior. As you explore concepts in change management, ethical [+]

In this doctoral specialization, you will examine the impact of structure, class, ethnicity, age, sexuality, and other sociocultural factors on individual and organizational behavior. As you explore concepts in change management, ethical and legal standards, and research design, you can prepare to apply I-O principles and practices to help create more diverse, effective workplaces and promote social change. Reflecting trends in increasingly globalized workplaces, this specialization is designed to develop I-O leaders who can provide valuable organizational support in diverse work environments and promote and lead social change initiatives. Gain the skills to support global leaders, conduct global activities, and address cultural differences. Through your doctoral dissertation, you will have the opportunity to research an area of specific interest and contribute to the body of knowledge in the field. Completion Requirements 106 total quarter credits Core Courses (71 cr.) Specialization Courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) PhD residencies (4 four-day sessions) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. [-]

Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - Research and Evaluation

Campus or Online Full time USA

This doctoral specialization provides the advanced expertise required to plan and conduct relevant psychological research, positioning you for a career in academia, research, I-O practice, or consulting. Designed to deepen your knowledge of workplace and organizational behavior, advanced coursework examines [+]

This doctoral specialization provides the advanced expertise required to plan and conduct relevant psychological research, positioning you for a career in academia, research, I-O practice, or consulting. Designed to deepen your knowledge of workplace and organizational behavior, advanced coursework examines performance management, personnel psychology, leadership, change management, I-O tests and measurements, research design and methods, and statistical models to help enhance organizational effectiveness and employee attitudes and behaviors as they relate to organizational performance. Through the doctoral dissertation, you will have the opportunity to research an area of specific interest and contribute to the body of knowledge in the field. Completion Requirements 104 total quarter credits Core Courses (69 cr.) Specialization Courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) PhD residencies (4 four-day sessions) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. [-]

Ph.D. in Management - Finance

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Whether you seek to share your expertise as an educator, a consultant, or a business leader, Walden’s ACBSP-accredited PhD in Management program can help you gain the skills you need to reach your professional goals. Examine the influence of management on employees and organizations and learn theories, concepts, and techniques for more effective decision making. Through a choice of specializations, you can prepare to meet the continuing challenges and opportunities that exist within your profession while conducting original research in an area that complements your interests. [+]

Whether you seek to share your expertise as an educator, a consultant, or a business leader, Walden’s ACBSP-accredited PhD in Management program can help you gain the skills you need to reach your professional goals. Examine the influence of management on employees and organizations and learn theories, concepts, and techniques for more effective decision making. Through a choice of specializations, you can prepare to meet the continuing challenges and opportunities that exist within your profession while conducting original research in an area that complements your interests. Specializations Finance Human Resource Management Information Systems Management Leadership and Organizational Change Self-Designed Walden’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation. [-]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Criminal Justice

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

This specialization is designed for criminal justice professionals, including supervisors and managers in policing, courts, corrections, security, and associated support agencies. [+]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Criminal Justice This specialization is designed for criminal justice professionals, including supervisors and managers in policing, courts, corrections, security, and associated support agencies, who aspire to move into upper-level management and administrative assignments. The coursework includes an in-depth review and discussion of contemporary decision-making models and issues confronting the American criminal justice system. Completion Requirements 82 total quarter credits Core courses (35 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Professional Development Plan Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses PPPA 8000 Foundations for Doctoral Study, or PPPA 8000i Foundations for Doctoral Studies for International Students PPPA 8405 Ethics and Social Justice PPPA 8431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector PPPA 8465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination PPPA 8111 Leadership and Organizational Change PPPA 8115 Writing a Quality Prospectus PPPA 8112 Governance and Public Policy Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Core Courses requirement: RSCH 8450 Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8350 Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8250 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Specialization Courses PPPA 8137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology PPPA 8215 Controversies in Criminal Justice PPPA 8217 Technological Solutions and 21st-Century Crime Foundation Research Sequence Course Code Course Title Credits RSCH 8100P Research Theory, Design, and Methods RSCH 8200P Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8300P Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Dissertation PPPA 9000 Dissertation Career Options Whether you’re interested in furthering your own research or entering the private sector, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers. Career options include: College professor Academic administrator Senior level public executive Legislative aide Government affairs officer Senior level nonprofit manager Policy analyst Research director Private consultant Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Highlights Aligned with Walden University’s mission of social change, this online Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration program allows you to benefit from: A unique international focus that benefits you whether you’re a domestic student seeking a global viewpoint or an international student looking to advance your understanding of U.S. best practices in policy management. A dissertation experience that you can tailor to your own interests and expertise, without the usual academic boundaries. Walden’s experienced faculty is here to guide and support you at every stage of the dissertation process. Four academic residencies that support your progress at key points in your doctoral journey. Residencies enrich your learning experience by enabling you to meet face to face with peers, staff, and faculty while gaining skills to prepare you for your dissertation. A diverse global faculty of scholar-practitioners, all of whom hold doctoral degrees, with experience in developing effective public policy nationally as well as internationally. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Discuss leadership concepts and theories that have been used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Analyze evidence-based research, theories, and models used to promote participation in public and nonprofit policy processes. Develop solutions for problems related to public policy and public administration using theory and research. Ethically apply the major theories and concepts of public policy and public administration within organizations. Evaluate models and best practices utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies by using evidence-based research. [-]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Emergency Management

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

This specialization offers emergency response professionals the skills to lead, manage, and motivate others during emergencies; to build confident and capable teams. [+]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Emergency Management The emergency situations we face in today’s complex environment call for a new leadership approach. This specialization offers emergency response professionals the skills to lead, manage, and motivate others during emergencies; to build confident and capable teams; and to address challenging ethical situations that may arise during the course of duty. Completion Requirements 82 total quarter credits Core courses (35 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Professional Development Plan Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses PPPA 8000 Foundations for Doctoral Study, or PPPA 8000i Foundations for Doctoral Studies for International Students PPPA 8405 Ethics and Social Justice PPPA 8431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector PPPA 8465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination PPPA 8111 Leadership and Organizational Change PPPA 8115 Writing a Quality Prospectus PPPA 8112 Governance and Public Policy Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Core Courses requirement: RSCH 8450 Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8350 Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8250 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Specialization Courses PPPA 8101 Critical Issues in Emergency Management PPPA 8201 Risk Assessment, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation PPPA 8301 Disaster Response and Recovery Foundation Research Sequence RSCH 8100P Research Theory, Design, and Methods RSCH 8200P Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8300P Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Dissertation PPPA 9000 Dissertation Career Options Whether you’re interested in furthering your own research or entering the private sector, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers. Career options include: College professor Academic administrator Senior level public executive Legislative aide Government affairs officer Senior level nonprofit manager Policy analyst Research director Private consultant Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Discuss leadership concepts and theories that have been used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Analyze evidence-based research, theories, and models used to promote participation in public and nonprofit policy processes. Develop solutions for problems related to public policy and public administration using theory and research. Ethically apply the major theories and concepts of public policy and public administration within organizations. Evaluate models and best practices utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies by using evidence-based research. [-]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

In an era of increasing globalization, it is important for leaders of nonprofit organizations and government departments at the local, state, and national level to know how to operate in an international environment. [+]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) In an era of increasing globalization, it is important for leaders of nonprofit organizations and government departments at the local, state, and national level to know how to operate in an international environment. This specialization explores how countries organize, regulate, and foster nongovernmental activities; how international intergovernmental organizations operate; and how representatives of these organizations can learn from, partner with, and work within organizations worldwide. By focusing on the effects of globalization and the cultures and sociopolitical environments of diverse nations and organizations, students in this specialization learn how to work effectively with nongovernmental, voluntary, and intergovernmental organizations around the world. Completion Requirements 82 total quarter credits Core courses (35 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Professional Development Plan Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. Core Courses PPPA 8000 Foundations for Doctoral Study, or PPPA 8000i Foundations for Doctoral Studies for International Students PPPA 8405 Ethics and Social Justice PPPA 8431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector PPPA 8465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination PPPA 8111 Leadership and Organizational Change PPPA 8115 Writing a Quality Prospectus PPPA 8112 Governance and Public Policy Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Core Courses requirement: RSCH 8450 Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8350 Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8250 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Specialization Courses PPPA 8330 Holding Up the Mirror: Understanding Different Cultures and Increasing Global Consciousness PPPA 8331 Crossing Borders: U.S. and International NGO Cultures and Environments PPPA 8332 Placing NGOs in the Global Context Foundation Research Sequence RSCH 8100P Research Theory, Design, and Methods RSCH 8200P Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8300P Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Dissertation PPPA 9000 Dissertation Career Options Whether you’re interested in furthering your own research or entering the private sector, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers. Career options include: College professor Academic administrator Senior level public executive Legislative aide Government affairs officer Senior level nonprofit manager Policy analyst Research director Private consultant Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Discuss leadership concepts and theories that have been used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Analyze evidence-based research, theories, and models used to promote participation in public and nonprofit policy processes. Develop solutions for problems related to public policy and public administration using theory and research. Ethically apply the major theories and concepts of public policy and public administration within organizations. Evaluate models and best practices utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies by using evidence-based research. [-]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Law and Public Policy

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

Discover the relationships between law and public policy and access vital legal knowledge available to public policy practitioners. [+]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Law and Public Policy Legal decisions and the law have a significant impact on the creation of public policy. Discover the relationships between law and public policy and access vital legal knowledge available to public policy practitioners. Gain a solid background in legal concepts, cases, and current trends that will give you a head start if you decide to pursue a law degree or if you encounter legal questions in your workplace. Completion Requirements 82 total quarter credits Core courses (35 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Professional Development Plan Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses PPPA 8000 Foundations for Doctoral Study, or PPPA 8000i Foundations for Doctoral Studies for International Students PPPA 8405 Ethics and Social Justice PPPA 8431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector PPPA 8465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination PPPA 8111 Leadership and Organizational Change PPPA 8115 Writing a Quality Prospectus PPPA 8112 Governance and Public Policy Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Core Courses requirement: RSCH 8450 Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8350 Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8250 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Specialization Courses PPPA 8810 Fundamentals of Law and Public Policy PPPA 8811 Legal Research for Policy Practitioners PPPA 8812 Contemporary Cases and Issues in the Courts Foundation Research Sequence RSCH 8100P Research Theory, Design, and Methods RSCH 8200P Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8300P Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Dissertation PPPA 9000 Dissertation Career Options Whether you’re interested in furthering your own research or entering the private sector, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers. Career options include: College professor Academic administrator Senior level public executive Legislative aide Government affairs officer Senior level nonprofit manager Policy analyst Research director Private consultant Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Discuss leadership concepts and theories that have been used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Analyze evidence-based research, theories, and models used to promote participation in public and nonprofit policy processes. Develop solutions for problems related to public policy and public administration using theory and research. Ethically apply the major theories and concepts of public policy and public administration within organizations. Evaluate models and best practices utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies by using evidence-based research. [-]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

With this specialization, you will learn how to create and maintain sustainable communities that are environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially equitable. [+]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities With this specialization, you will learn how to create and maintain sustainable communities that are environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially equitable. Explore the interrelated elements that make a community viable and access the tools and resources for sustainable community development. Be prepared to succeed in such roles as a town manager, department head, or director of a social service organization. Completion Requirements 82 total quarter credits Core courses (35 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Professional Development Plan Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses PPPA 8000 Foundations for Doctoral Study, or PPPA 8000i Foundations for Doctoral Studies for International Students PPPA 8405 Ethics and Social Justice PPPA 8431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector PPPA 8465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination PPPA 8111 Leadership and Organizational Change PPPA 8115 Writing a Quality Prospectus PPPA 8112 Governance and Public Policy Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Core Courses requirement: RSCH 8450 Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8350 Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8250 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Specialization Courses PPPA 8820 Elements of Sustainable and Livable Communities PPPA 8821 Tools for Sustainable Community Development PPPA 8822 Current Issues in Regional and Local Public Policy Foundation Research Sequence RSCH 8100P Research Theory, Design, and Methods RSCH 8200P Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8300P Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Dissertation PPPA 9000 Dissertation Career Options Whether you’re interested in furthering your own research or entering the private sector, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers. Career options include: College professor Academic administrator Senior level public executive Legislative aide Government affairs officer Senior level nonprofit manager Policy analyst Research director Private consultant Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Discuss leadership concepts and theories that have been used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Analyze evidence-based research, theories, and models used to promote participation in public and nonprofit policy processes. Develop solutions for problems related to public policy and public administration using theory and research. Ethically apply the major theories and concepts of public policy and public administration within organizations. Evaluate models and best practices utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies by using evidence-based research. [-]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

As governmental and nongovernmental institutions increasingly overlap and evolve, the demand for well-educated management professionals to excel in public service continues to grow. [+]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Nonprofit Management and Leadership As governmental and nongovernmental institutions increasingly overlap and evolve, the demand for well-educated management professionals to excel in public service continues to grow. Advance in the public or nonprofit sector by gaining an understanding of how to work with government and businesses to address shared issues. Completion Requirements 82 total quarter credits Core courses (35 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Professional Development Plan Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses PPPA 8000 Foundations for Doctoral Study, or PPPA 8000i Foundations for Doctoral Studies for International Students PPPA 8405 Ethics and Social Justice PPPA 8431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector PPPA 8465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination PPPA 8111 Leadership and Organizational Change PPPA 8115 Writing a Quality Prospectus PPPA 8112 Governance and Public Policy Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Core Courses requirement: RSCH 8450 Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8350 Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8250 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Specialization Courses PPPA 8850 Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector PPPA 8851 Board Governance and Volunteer Management PPPA 8852 Resource Development Foundation Research Sequence RSCH 8100P Research Theory, Design, and Methods RSCH 8200P Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8300P Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Dissertation PPPA 9000 Dissertation Career Options Whether you’re interested in furthering your own research or entering the private sector, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers. Career options include: College professor Academic administrator Senior level public executive Legislative aide Government affairs officer Senior level nonprofit manager Policy analyst Research director Private consultant Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Discuss leadership concepts and theories that have been used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Analyze evidence-based research, theories, and models used to promote participation in public and nonprofit policy processes. Develop solutions for problems related to public policy and public administration using theory and research. Ethically apply the major theories and concepts of public policy and public administration within organizations. Evaluate models and best practices utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies by using evidence-based research. [-]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Policy Analysis

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

Policy shapes the workings of government and its partners. This specialization provides an understanding of the critical context within which organizations and individuals act in a democratic society. I [+]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Policy Analysis Policy shapes the workings of government and its partners. This specialization provides an understanding of the critical context within which organizations and individuals act in a democratic society. It will prepare you to function knowledgeably within this context and to work collaboratively to help shape public policy development and implementation. Completion Requirements 82 total quarter credits Core courses (35 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Professional Development Plan Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses PPPA 8000 Foundations for Doctoral Study, or PPPA 8000i Foundations for Doctoral Studies for International Students PPPA 8405 Ethics and Social Justice PPPA 8431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector PPPA 8465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination PPPA 8111 Leadership and Organizational Change PPPA 8115 Writing a Quality Prospectus PPPA 8112 Governance and Public Policy Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Core Courses requirement: RSCH 8450 Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8350 Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8250 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Specialization Courses PPPA 8380 Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions PPPA 8381 Public Policy and Evaluation PPPA 8382 Public Policy and Finance Foundation Research Sequence RSCH 8100P Research Theory, Design, and Methods RSCH 8200P Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8300P Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Dissertation PPPA 9000 Dissertation Career Options Whether you’re interested in furthering your own research or entering the private sector, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers. Career options include: College professor Academic administrator Senior level public executive Legislative aide Government affairs officer Senior level nonprofit manager Policy analyst Research director Private consultant Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Discuss leadership concepts and theories that have been used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Analyze evidence-based research, theories, and models used to promote participation in public and nonprofit policy processes. Develop solutions for problems related to public policy and public administration using theory and research. Ethically apply the major theories and concepts of public policy and public administration within organizations. Evaluate models and best practices utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies by using evidence-based research. [-]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Public Management and Leadership

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

In this specialization, apply a systems perspective as you develop strategies for organizational change in the public organization of your choice. [+]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Public Management and Leadership With unprecedented fiscal challenges and rising performance expectations facing public and nonprofit institutions, managers must be prepared to apply core business principles to improve the efficiencies and effectiveness of their organizations. In this specialization, apply a systems perspective as you develop strategies for organizational change in the public organization of your choice. Discover how transformative change occurs in complex public systems, and learn to use the language of leadership to motivate, inspire, and competently lead your organization and shape public policy. Completion Requirements 82 total quarter credits Core courses (35 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Professional Development Plan Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses PPPA 8000 Foundations for Doctoral Study, or PPPA 8000i Foundations for Doctoral Studies for International Students PPPA 8405 Ethics and Social Justice PPPA 8431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector PPPA 8465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination PPPA 8111 Leadership and Organizational Change PPPA 8115 Writing a Quality Prospectus PPPA 8112 Governance and Public Policy Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Core Courses requirement: RSCH 8450 Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8350 Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8250 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Specialization Courses PPPA 8390 Strategic Context of Public Management and Leadership PPPA 8391 Transformative Change in a Shared Power World PPPA 8392 The Language of Leadership Foundation Research Sequence RSCH 8100P Research Theory, Design, and Methods RSCH 8200P Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8300P Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Dissertation PPPA 9000 Dissertation Career Options Whether you’re interested in furthering your own research or entering the private sector, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers. Career options include: College professor Academic administrator Senior level public executive Legislative aide Government affairs officer Senior level nonprofit manager Policy analyst Research director Private consultant Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Discuss leadership concepts and theories that have been used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Analyze evidence-based research, theories, and models used to promote participation in public and nonprofit policy processes. Develop solutions for problems related to public policy and public administration using theory and research. Ethically apply the major theories and concepts of public policy and public administration within organizations. Evaluate models and best practices utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies by using evidence-based research. [-]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

The threat of terrorism is a constant concern prompting a continuing focus on preventing and resolving terrorist attacks. [+]

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace The threat of terrorism is a constant concern prompting a continuing focus on preventing and resolving terrorist attacks. In this specialization, learn the immediate and long-term implications of anti-terrorist legislation and policies. Study how terrorism policies are drafted and enforced while you analyze the ethical issues related to human rights and the psychology of terrorism. Explore the effects of disaster, crisis, and trauma and the appropriate interventions for individuals and groups. Examine the roots of international and domestic terrorism, the catalysts and motivations for terrorist acts, and how media and technology may aid or counter terrorist activities. Completion Requirements 82 total quarter credits Core courses (35 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Professional Development Plan Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses PPPA 8000 Foundations for Doctoral Study, or PPPA 8000i Foundations for Doctoral Studies for International Students PPPA 8405 Ethics and Social Justice PPPA 8431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector PPPA 8465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination PPPA 8111 Leadership and Organizational Change PPPA 8115 Writing a Quality Prospectus PPPA 8112 Governance and Public Policy Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Core Courses requirement: RSCH 8450 Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8350 Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8250 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Specialization Courses PPPA 8320 Public Policy Implications of Terrorism Legislation and Policies PPPA 8740 Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma PPPA 8741 Psychology of Terrorism Foundation Research Sequence RSCH 8100P Research Theory, Design, and Methods RSCH 8200P Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis RSCH 8300P Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Dissertation PPPA 9000 Dissertation Career Options Whether you’re interested in furthering your own research or entering the private sector, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers. Career options include: College professor Academic administrator Senior level public executive Legislative aide Government affairs officer Senior level nonprofit manager Policy analyst Research director Private consultant Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Discuss leadership concepts and theories that have been used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Analyze evidence-based research, theories, and models used to promote participation in public and nonprofit policy processes. Develop solutions for problems related to public policy and public administration using theory and research. Ethically apply the major theories and concepts of public policy and public administration within organizations. Evaluate models and best practices utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies by using evidence-based research. [-]

Ph.D. in Social Work - Addictions and Social Work

Online October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Walden’s Ph.D. in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a college-level educator or thought leader. Achieve the highest credentials in your profession [+]

Addiction includes substance abuse and compulsive behaviors that result in detrimental activities such as excessive gambling, hoarding, and self-harm. This specialization explores the psychology of addiction and the various interventions available for individuals and families who are dealing with addictive behavior. Apply your knowledge to advance your research or teach college-level students about effective prevention and consultation strategies for addictions. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (42 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Four Ph.D. residencies [-]

Ph.D. in Social Work - Criminal Justice

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

The criminal justice system faces numerous challenges as it works to combat crime in our communities. Adept social work professionals can help address some of these issues to improve the well-being of society. [+]

Ph.D. in Social Work - Criminal Justice The criminal justice system faces numerous challenges as it works to combat crime in our communities. Adept social work professionals can help address some of these issues to improve the well-being of society. In this specialization, you can focus your research and studies on the factors that can contribute to criminal behavior, such as addiction, homelessness, and unemployment. Through dedicated research, you can explore current forms of intervention and help pave the road for advances in individual and group psychotherapy and processes such as restorative justice. Use this knowledge to inform your role as a scholar, educator, policy analyst, agency leader, or researcher. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (42 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Four Ph.D. residencies This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Curriculum SOCW 8000 Foundations of Graduate Study SOCW 8110 Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 8116 History and Development of Social Work RSCH 8100W Research Theory, Design, and Methods SOCW 8350 Historical and Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice SOCW 8137 Contemporary Issues, Social Change, and Social Policy SOCW 8138 Program and Practice Evaluation RSCH 8200W Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 8351 Policy Analysis in the Criminal Justice System RSCH 8300W Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 8117 Diversity and Multiculturalism SOCW 8550 Writing a Quality Prospectus RSCH 8250W Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis or RSCH 8350W or Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis or RSCH 8450W or Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 9000 Dissertation Career Options Walden University’s online Ph.D. in Social Work program can help you gain the skills needed to address social issues through research or to teach in a university setting. Whichever path you choose, this doctoral degree program will prepare you to work in a variety of professions in the public or private sectors. Enter a High-Growth Field Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 25% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all other occupations. Employment opportunities for college professors are expected to grow by 17% between 2010 and 2020. Expand Your Career Options A Ph.D. in Social Work can provide you with greater opportunities to move your career forward as a: Social worker Researcher Evaluator Agency leader Policy analyst Educator/professor/faculty member Supervisor in the social work field Program director Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Highlights Aligned with Walden University’s mission of social change, this program allows you to: Learn from nationally recognized experts in the profession. Focus your studies in a relevant area that aligns with your interests, such as addictions, medical social work, or clinical expertise. Gain strategies and skills for publishing and presenting research. Enhance your professional development by participating in a residency program. Acquire an understanding of how diversity shapes the human experience. Design, implement, and analyze your own research related to the social work profession. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize current research, best practices, and theory to promote prevention and intervention strategies that address social problems and needs of social groups. Employ various research and statistical tools to gather data used to address the etiology and dynamics of social problems and social needs. Evaluate the role of research and evaluation in social work in improving social interventions and advancing theory development. Critically evaluate the history of social work, its mission, and its core values. Promote social change by collaborating with leaders, agencies, and universities to advocate for policies and programs that advance the economic and social well-being of culturally diverse clientele. Demonstrate the ability to assess the role of diversity in characterizing and shaping the human experience. Apply ethical decision making and practices in social work. [-]

Ph.D. in Social Work - Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

Examine the psychological impact that terrorism, natural disasters, and other crises can have on individuals and communities. [+]

Ph.D. in Social Work - Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention Examine the psychological impact that terrorism, natural disasters, and other crises can have on individuals and communities. This specialization can help prepare you to conduct research and contribute to the knowledge of effective crisis intervention strategies as well as to analyze current practices in treating post-traumatic stress disorder and other challenges faced by victims of trauma. You will design a crisis plan to prepare for future emergencies and apply your knowledge in a leadership role related to supporting individuals and communities after a disaster or crisis. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (42 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Four Ph.D. residencies This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Curriculum SOCW 8000 Foundations of Graduate Study SOCW 8110 Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 8116 History and Development of Social Work RSCH 8100W Research Theory, Design, and Methods SOCW 8145 Crisis Management SOCW 8137 Contemporary Issues, Social Change, and Social Policy SOCW 8138 Program and Practice Evaluation RSCH 8200W Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 8333 Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue RSCH 8300W Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 8117 Diversity and Multiculturalism SOCW 8550 Writing a Quality Prospectus RSCH 8250W Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis or RSCH 8350W or Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis or RSCH 8450W or Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 9000 Dissertation Career Options Walden University’s online Ph.D. in Social Work program can help you gain the skills needed to address social issues through research or to teach in a university setting. Whichever path you choose, this doctoral degree program will prepare you to work in a variety of professions in the public or private sectors. Enter a High-Growth Field Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 25% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all other occupations. Employment opportunities for college professors are expected to grow by 17% between 2010 and 2020. Expand Your Career Options A Ph.D. in Social Work can provide you with greater opportunities to move your career forward as a: Social worker Researcher Evaluator Agency leader Policy analyst Educator/professor/faculty member Supervisor in the social work field Program director Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Highlights Aligned with Walden University’s mission of social change, this program allows you to: Learn from nationally recognized experts in the profession. Focus your studies in a relevant area that aligns with your interests, such as addictions, medical social work, or clinical expertise. Gain strategies and skills for publishing and presenting research. Enhance your professional development by participating in a residency program. Acquire an understanding of how diversity shapes the human experience. Design, implement, and analyze your own research related to the social work profession. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize current research, best practices, and theory to promote prevention and intervention strategies that address social problems and needs of social groups. Employ various research and statistical tools to gather data used to address the etiology and dynamics of social problems and social needs. Evaluate the role of research and evaluation in social work in improving social interventions and advancing theory development. Critically evaluate the history of social work, its mission, and its core values. Promote social change by collaborating with leaders, agencies, and universities to advocate for policies and programs that advance the economic and social well-being of culturally diverse clientele. Demonstrate the ability to assess the role of diversity in characterizing and shaping the human experience. Apply ethical decision making and practices in social work. [-]

Ph.D. in Social Work - Family Studies and Interventions

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

This specialization can help you develop advanced skills to provide culturally sensitive support to children and families. [+]

Ph.D. in Social Work - Family Studies and Interventions As a social worker, you work with children and families from various backgrounds and in different life stages. This specialization can help you develop advanced skills to provide culturally sensitive support to children and families. You will discover specific resources and instruction for working with couples, families, children, and adolescents. By examining prevention, intervention, and consultation strategies, you will be able to tailor your approach to address the distinct needs of your clients in advance of, or in response to, critical concerns for children and families. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (42 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Four Ph.D. residencies This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Curriculum SOCW 8000 Foundations of Graduate Study SOCW 8110 Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 8116 History and Development of Social Work RSCH 8100W Research Theory, Design, and Methods SOCW 8356 Theories and Techniques in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling SOCW 8137 Contemporary Issues, Social Change, and Social Policy SOCW 8138 Program and Practice Evaluation RSCH 8200W Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 8346 Child and Adolescent Counseling RSCH 8300W Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 8117 Diversity and Multiculturalism SOCW 8550 Writing a Quality Prospectus RSCH 8250W Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis or RSCH 8350W or Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis or RSCH 8450W or Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 9000 Dissertation Career Options Walden University’s online Ph.D. in Social Work program can help you gain the skills needed to address social issues through research or to teach in a university setting. Whichever path you choose, this doctoral degree program will prepare you to work in a variety of professions in the public or private sectors. Enter a High-Growth Field Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 25% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all other occupations. Employment opportunities for college professors are expected to grow by 17% between 2010 and 2020. Expand Your Career Options A Ph.D. in Social Work can provide you with greater opportunities to move your career forward as a: Social worker Researcher Evaluator Agency leader Policy analyst Educator/professor/faculty member Supervisor in the social work field Program director Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Highlights Aligned with Walden University’s mission of social change, this program allows you to: Learn from nationally recognized experts in the profession. Focus your studies in a relevant area that aligns with your interests, such as addictions, medical social work, or clinical expertise. Gain strategies and skills for publishing and presenting research. Enhance your professional development by participating in a residency program. Acquire an understanding of how diversity shapes the human experience. Design, implement, and analyze your own research related to the social work profession. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize current research, best practices, and theory to promote prevention and intervention strategies that address social problems and needs of social groups. Employ various research and statistical tools to gather data used to address the etiology and dynamics of social problems and social needs. Evaluate the role of research and evaluation in social work in improving social interventions and advancing theory development. Critically evaluate the history of social work, its mission, and its core values. Promote social change by collaborating with leaders, agencies, and universities to advocate for policies and programs that advance the economic and social well-being of culturally diverse clientele. Demonstrate the ability to assess the role of diversity in characterizing and shaping the human experience. Apply ethical decision making and practices in social work. [-]

Ph.D. in Social Work - Policy Practice

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

Explore the fundamentals of successful collaboration with legislators and lobbyists to create public policies that generate sustainable change. [+]

Ph.D. in Social Work - Policy Practice Explore the fundamentals of successful collaboration with legislators and lobbyists to create public policies that generate sustainable change. In this specialization, you can analyze the economic, governmental, and legal factors that influence decision making on policy related to social welfare. You will study ways to help shape legislation by identifying community needs and working with key stakeholders to address issues affecting the welfare of the community. Apply your new skills as a leader, educator, or researcher in social policy. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (42 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Four Ph.D. residencies This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Curriculum SOCW 8000 Foundations of Graduate Study SOCW 8110 Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 8116 History and Development of Social Work RSCH 8100W Research Theory, Design, and Methods SOCW 8451 Public Policy Analysis SOCW 8137 Contemporary Issues, Social Change, and Social Policy SOCW 8138 Program and Practice Evaluation RSCH 8200W Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 8465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination RSCH 8300W Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 8809 Fundamentals of Law and Public Policy SOCW 8550 Writing a Quality Prospectus RSCH 8250W Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis or RSCH 8350W or Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis or RSCH 8450W or Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 9000 Dissertation Career Options Walden University’s online Ph.D. in Social Work program can help you gain the skills needed to address social issues through research or to teach in a university setting. Whichever path you choose, this doctoral degree program will prepare you to work in a variety of professions in the public or private sectors. Enter a High-Growth Field Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 25% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all other occupations. Employment opportunities for college professors are expected to grow by 17% between 2010 and 2020. Expand Your Career Options A Ph.D. in Social Work can provide you with greater opportunities to move your career forward as a: Social worker Researcher Evaluator Agency leader Policy analyst Educator/professor/faculty member Supervisor in the social work field Program director Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Highlights Aligned with Walden University’s mission of social change, this program allows you to: Learn from nationally recognized experts in the profession. Focus your studies in a relevant area that aligns with your interests, such as addictions, medical social work, or clinical expertise. Gain strategies and skills for publishing and presenting research. Enhance your professional development by participating in a residency program. Acquire an understanding of how diversity shapes the human experience. Design, implement, and analyze your own research related to the social work profession. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize current research, best practices, and theory to promote prevention and intervention strategies that address social problems and needs of social groups. Employ various research and statistical tools to gather data used to address the etiology and dynamics of social problems and social needs. Evaluate the role of research and evaluation in social work in improving social interventions and advancing theory development. Critically evaluate the history of social work, its mission, and its core values. Promote social change by collaborating with leaders, agencies, and universities to advocate for policies and programs that advance the economic and social well-being of culturally diverse clientele. Demonstrate the ability to assess the role of diversity in characterizing and shaping the human experience. Apply ethical decision making and practices in social work. [-]

Ph.D. in Social Work - Social Work Administration

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

This specialization is designed to help you gain an in-depth understanding of organizational behavior so that you can better assess the effectiveness of community-based social work organizations. [+]

Ph.D. in Social Work - Social Work Administration Effective management and planning can enhance a social work agency’s ability to improve outcomes for its target populations. This specialization is designed to help you gain an in-depth understanding of organizational behavior so that you can better assess the effectiveness of community-based social work organizations. Through coursework that focuses on program development and implementation, leadership, community relations, and staff development and training, you can develop the skills that are needed for a career as a postsecondary educator, researcher, evaluator or advisor to social work agencies. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credit hours Core courses (42 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Four Ph.D. residencies This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Curriculum SOCW 8000 Foundations of Graduate Study SOCW 8110 Advanced Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 8116 History and Development of Social Work RSCH 8100W Research Theory, Design, and Methods SOCW 8152 Human Services Administration SOCW 8137 Contemporary Issues, Social Change, and Social Policy SOCW 8138 Program and Practice Evaluation RSCH 8200W Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 8750 Leadership Development RSCH 8300W Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 8117 Diversity and Multiculturalism SOCW 8550 Writing a Quality Prospectus RSCH 8250W Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis or RSCH 8350W or Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis or RSCH 8450W or Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis SOCW 9000 Dissertation Career Options Walden University’s online Ph.D. in Social Work program can help you gain the skills needed to address social issues through research or to teach in a university setting. Whichever path you choose, this doctoral degree program will prepare you to work in a variety of professions in the public or private sectors. Enter a High-Growth Field Opportunities for social work professionals are expected to grow by 25% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all other occupations. Employment opportunities for college professors are expected to grow by 17% between 2010 and 2020. Expand Your Career Options A Ph.D. in Social Work can provide you with greater opportunities to move your career forward as a: Social worker Researcher Evaluator Agency leader Policy analyst Educator/professor/faculty member Supervisor in the social work field Program director Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Highlights Aligned with Walden University’s mission of social change, this program allows you to: Learn from nationally recognized experts in the profession. Focus your studies in a relevant area that aligns with your interests, such as addictions, medical social work, or clinical expertise. Gain strategies and skills for publishing and presenting research. Enhance your professional development by participating in a residency program. Acquire an understanding of how diversity shapes the human experience. Design, implement, and analyze your own research related to the social work profession. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize current research, best practices, and theory to promote prevention and intervention strategies that address social problems and needs of social groups. Employ various research and statistical tools to gather data used to address the etiology and dynamics of social problems and social needs. Evaluate the role of research and evaluation in social work in improving social interventions and advancing theory development. Critically evaluate the history of social work, its mission, and its core values. Promote social change by collaborating with leaders, agencies, and universities to advocate for policies and programs that advance the economic and social well-being of culturally diverse clientele. Demonstrate the ability to assess the role of diversity in characterizing and shaping the human experience. Apply ethical decision making and practices in social work. [-]

PhD in Counselor Educational Supervision

Campus Full time Part time 60 months October 2016 USA Minneapolis + 1 more

Gain the knowledge and experience to assume a leadership role in a clinical, community, academic, nonprofit, or research setting or to work as a counselor educator with Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program. [+]

Gain the knowledge and experience to assume a leadership role in a clinical, community, academic, nonprofit, or research setting or to work as a counselor educator with Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program. Change your world and the world of those around you with a doctoral degree program that prepares you with advanced teaching, supervision, and counseling skills that can broaden your ability to advocate for the profession and clients. Reach a significant milestone in your career as you earn one of the most highly respected degrees in the profession and prepare to lead change in the communities and organizations you serve. Specializations : General Program Advanced Research Methods Consultation Counseling and Social Change Forensic Mental Health Counseling Leadership and Program Evaluation Trauma and Crisis [-]

PhD in Criminal Justice - Emergency Management

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

In an era of increased awareness of the global impact of natural and man-made disasters, a new leadership approach to emergency management is required. This specialization can prepare you with the skills you need to effectively lead, motivate, and manage others during times of crisis. [+]

PhD in Criminal Justice - Emergency Management In an era of increased awareness of the global impact of natural and man-made disasters, a new leadership approach to emergency management is required. This specialization can prepare you with the skills you need to effectively lead, motivate, and manage others during times of crisis. You will explore the ethical issues inherent to certain situations as well as the art and science of building strong, capable teams. The Emergency Management specialization will help prepare you to apply for certificates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute. Track I is a program of study for students who have a master’s degree in criminal justice or a related field. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credits Introductory courses (6 cr.) Core courses (36 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. HIGHLIGHTS Walden’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice program features: Multiple specializations, including a unique Online Teaching in Higher Education specialization for students who wish to pursue a career as a professor or instructor. Scholar-practitioner faculty members who are active as subject matter experts in the field of criminal justice and have years of hands-on experience. Face-to-face residencies designed to enhance both your development as a scholar-practitioner and your ability to effect positive social change. When you choose Walden’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, but it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. LEARNING OUTCOMES As a graduate of this program, you will be able to: Evaluate the root causes of crime and its impact on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate philosophies on managing human resources in criminal justice organizations. Synthesize theory and research on the historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Apply data analysis techniques and research design methods to scholarly research in criminal justice. Evaluate the role of the criminal justice system in advancing social justice and positive social change. [-]

PhD in Criminal Justice - General

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

From heightened national security to concerns about cybercrime, the landscape of today’s criminal justice system is rapidly changing. In this General Program, you’ll examine expert theories on the root causes of crime and explore how historical events have affected and shaped the criminal justice system. [+]

PhD in Criminal Justice - General From heightened national security to concerns about cybercrime, the landscape of today’s criminal justice system is rapidly changing. In this General Program, you’ll examine expert theories on the root causes of crime and explore how historical events have affected and shaped the criminal justice system. Current practices in crisis management also will be addressed. Track I is a program of study for students who have a master’s degree in criminal justice or a related field. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credits Introductory courses (6 cr.) Core courses (36 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. HIGHLIGHTS Walden’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice program features: Multiple specializations, including a unique Online Teaching in Higher Education specialization for students who wish to pursue a career as a professor or instructor. Scholar-practitioner faculty members who are active as subject matter experts in the field of criminal justice and have years of hands-on experience. Face-to-face residencies designed to enhance both your development as a scholar-practitioner and your ability to effect positive social change. When you choose Walden’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, but it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. LEARNING OUTCOMES As a graduate of this program, you will be able to: Evaluate the root causes of crime and its impact on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate philosophies on managing human resources in criminal justice organizations. Synthesize theory and research on the historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Apply data analysis techniques and research design methods to scholarly research in criminal justice. Evaluate the role of the criminal justice system in advancing social justice and positive social change. [-]

PhD in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Policy and Coordination

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

The rising tide of threats in recent years has made homeland security a major focus of public policy in America. In this specialization, you will examine how protective measures and policies can be implemented without infringing upon individual rights and freedoms. [+]

PhD in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Policy and Coordination The rising tide of threats in recent years has made homeland security a major focus of public policy in America. In this specialization, you will examine how protective measures and policies can be implemented without infringing upon individual rights and freedoms. Explore trends and issues related to homeland security, such as how public security agencies work together and applications of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Track I is a program of study for students who have a master’s degree in criminal justice or a related field. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credits Introductory courses (6 cr.) Core courses (36 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. HIGHLIGHTS Walden’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice program features: Multiple specializations, including a unique Online Teaching in Higher Education specialization for students who wish to pursue a career as a professor or instructor. Scholar-practitioner faculty members who are active as subject matter experts in the field of criminal justice and have years of hands-on experience. Face-to-face residencies designed to enhance both your development as a scholar-practitioner and your ability to effect positive social change. When you choose Walden’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, but it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. LEARNING OUTCOMES As a graduate of this program, you will be able to: Evaluate the root causes of crime and its impact on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate philosophies on managing human resources in criminal justice organizations. Synthesize theory and research on the historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Apply data analysis techniques and research design methods to scholarly research in criminal justice. Evaluate the role of the criminal justice system in advancing social justice and positive social change. [-]

PhD in Criminal Justice - Justice Administration

Campus or Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Whether you aspire to be a leader or a teacher in the criminal justice arena, Walden University’s PhD in Criminal Justice program can prepare you with the skills you need for career advancement. [+]

Whether you aspire to be a leader or a teacher in the criminal justice arena, Walden University’s PhD in Criminal Justice program can prepare you with the skills you need for career advancement. Benefit from the expertise of seasoned, doctoral-level teaching faculty as you explore contemporary criminal justice theory and practice as well as the latest trends and issues facing the field today. Choose from a range of specializations to align your program of study with your professional objectives. Reach a significant milestone in your career as you earn one of the most highly respected degrees in the criminal justice profession and prepare to lead change in the communities and organizations you serve. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Emergency Management Global Leadership Homeland Security Policy and Coordination Justice Administration Law and Public Policy Online Teaching in Higher Education Public Management and Leadership [-]

PhD in Criminal Justice - Law and Public Policy

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Whether you want a deeper understanding of the law or are encountering public policy questions in the workplace, this specialization can prepare you with vital foundational knowledge. Examine key legal concepts, landmark cases, and current trends as you explore the link between law and public policy. [+]

PhD in Criminal Justice - Law and Public Policy Whether you want a deeper understanding of the law or are encountering public policy questions in the workplace, this specialization can prepare you with vital foundational knowledge. Examine key legal concepts, landmark cases, and current trends as you explore the link between law and public policy. You will also gain access to important legal knowledge that is available to public policy practitioners. Track I is a program of study for students who have a master’s degree in criminal justice or a related field. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credits Introductory courses (6 cr.) Core courses (36 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. HIGHLIGHTS Walden’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice program features: Multiple specializations, including a unique Online Teaching in Higher Education specialization for students who wish to pursue a career as a professor or instructor. Scholar-practitioner faculty members who are active as subject matter experts in the field of criminal justice and have years of hands-on experience. Face-to-face residencies designed to enhance both your development as a scholar-practitioner and your ability to effect positive social change. When you choose Walden’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, but it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. LEARNING OUTCOMES As a graduate of this program, you will be able to: Evaluate the root causes of crime and its impact on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate philosophies on managing human resources in criminal justice organizations. Synthesize theory and research on the historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Apply data analysis techniques and research design methods to scholarly research in criminal justice. Evaluate the role of the criminal justice system in advancing social justice and positive social change. [-]

PhD in Criminal Justice - Online Teaching in Higher Education

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

<table class="table"> <table> Translate your criminal justice expertise into an online teaching career with the Online Teaching in Higher Education specialization. Whether you aspire to work in an academic or vocational setting, this specialization integrates adult learning theory with practical instruction strategies to help you acquire advanced skills for teaching online. [+]

Whether you aspire to be a leader or a teacher in the criminal justice arena, Walden University’s PhD in Criminal Justice program can prepare you with the skills you need for career advancement. Benefit from the expertise of seasoned, doctoral-level teaching faculty as you explore contemporary criminal justice theory and practice as well as the latest trends and issues facing the field today. Choose from a range of specializations to align your program of study with your professional objectives. Reach a significant milestone in your career as you earn one of the most highly respected degrees in the criminal justice profession and prepare to lead change in the communities and organizations you serve. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Emergency Management Global Leadership Homeland Security Policy and Coordination Justice Administration Law and Public Policy Online Teaching in Higher Education Public Management and Leadership [-]

PhD in Criminal Justice - Public Management and Leadership

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Faced with mounting performance demands and new financial challenges, managers in today’s public and nonprofit institutions must be able to increase efficiency and effectiveness across their organizations. In this specialization, you will develop strategies for sparking transformative change in a public organization of your choosing. [+]

PhD in Criminal Justice - Public Management and Leadership Faced with mounting performance demands and new financial challenges, managers in today’s public and nonprofit institutions must be able to increase efficiency and effectiveness across their organizations. In this specialization, you will develop strategies for sparking transformative change in a public organization of your choosing. Gain leadership and interpersonal skills that can help you be a competent leader, shape public policy, and inspire and motivate your employees. Track I is a program of study for students who have a master’s degree in criminal justice or a related field. Completion Requirements 77 total quarter credits Introductory courses (6 cr.) Core courses (36 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. HIGHLIGHTS Walden’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice program features: Multiple specializations, including a unique Online Teaching in Higher Education specialization for students who wish to pursue a career as a professor or instructor. Scholar-practitioner faculty members who are active as subject matter experts in the field of criminal justice and have years of hands-on experience. Face-to-face residencies designed to enhance both your development as a scholar-practitioner and your ability to effect positive social change. When you choose Walden’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, but it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. LEARNING OUTCOMES As a graduate of this program, you will be able to: Evaluate the root causes of crime and its impact on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate philosophies on managing human resources in criminal justice organizations. Synthesize theory and research on the historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Apply data analysis techniques and research design methods to scholarly research in criminal justice. Evaluate the role of the criminal justice system in advancing social justice and positive social change. [-]

PhD in Education

Campus Full time October 2016 USA USA Online

Walden’s PhD in Education program offers educators and administrators the opportunity to grow as scholars and innovators in higher education. Benefit from access to distinguished faculty members and student support services. Conduct original research in your area of interest, deepen your research skills, and prepare to contribute as an education leader, administrator, faculty member, or policymaker. [+]

Walden’s PhD in Education program offers educators and administrators the opportunity to grow as scholars and innovators in higher education. Benefit from access to distinguished faculty members and student support services. Conduct original research in your area of interest, deepen your research skills, and prepare to contribute as an education leader, administrator, faculty member, or policymaker. Join the more than 100 state teachers of the year who have chosen Walden University to obtain their education degree. Specializations Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Evaluation Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy Early Childhood Special Education (Non-Licensure) Educational Policy, Leadership, and Management Educational Technology and Design Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy Learning, Instruction, and Innovation Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation Reading, Literacy, Assessment, and Evaluation (Non-Licensure) You can work toward your degree at a speed that’s right for you. Traditional: Take one course at a time. Advance through the program steadily while managing other commitments. Fast Track: Take two courses at once. Focus more time on the program and complete your degree sooner. After the first course, you can take one course at a time, or earn your degree faster by taking two courses at once. You also can alternate between the options throughout the program to fit your changing needs. Walden offers both state-approved educator licensure programs as well as programs and courses that do not lead to licensure or endorsements. Prospective students must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling. For more information, please refer to www.WaldenU.edu/educlicensure. Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits. Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6275 or prof.educ@k12.wa.us to determine whether Walden’s programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or endorsement. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Advanced Research

Online Full time October 2016 USA USA Online

Available exclusively in our PhD in Human Services program, the Advanced Customized option gives you the flexibility to tailor your coursework to your career objectives and personal interests. Under the guidance of a mentor, you can: [+]

Available exclusively in our PhD in Human Services program, the Advanced Customized option gives you the flexibility to tailor your coursework to your career objectives and personal interests. Under the guidance of a mentor, you can: Gain a deeper level of knowledge in your specific area of interest. Benefit from a uniquely independent, self-directed learning experience. Practice your scholarly writing and prepare for your dissertation. The Advanced Customized option is a new way to meet the requirements for all specializations in the PhD in Human Services program. It consists of one prescribed course and two quarters of independent study. If you choose a specialization in the PhD in Human Services program (e.g., Family Studies and Interventions), you will take one specified course in that area and then move on to independent study. If you choose the General Program, you will take one graduate-level course of your choosing before continuing on to independent study. This program option is only available to qualified students who meet select criteria as they progress in their program. To qualify: You must have completed at least 30 quarter hours in Walden’s PhD in Human Services program. You must have a cumulative Walden GPA of at least 3.5 at the time of application. You must have a Walden faculty member submit a letter (or email) of recommendation that addresses the quality of your writing as well as your ability to work independently. If you are interested in the Advanced Customized option, you can discuss the application process with your academic advisor. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Community and Social Services

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

This specialization prepares you to work in community social services in non-licensure roles. You will study strategies to promote well-being in a variety of settings, including schools, communities, and organizations. [+]

This specialization prepares you to work in community social services in non-licensure roles. You will study strategies to promote well-being in a variety of settings, including schools, communities, and organizations. Courses also explore the theoretical, ethical, social, political, and cultural factors that influence social services programs. You will learn how to identify the needs of individuals and families and help these clients navigate services in their communities. This specialization can help prepare you for a career as a community case worker, program coordinator, or non-clinical social services worker in an agency.* Note on Licensure: The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Community Intervention and Leadership

Online Full time October 2016 USA USA Online

This specialization prepares you to engage organizations and communities in social change. You will build your knowledge in community intervention and learn to help organize, coordinate, promote, and lead efforts to improve living and working conditions as well as assess community needs. [+]

This specialization prepares you to engage organizations and communities in social change. You will build your knowledge in community intervention and learn to help organize, coordinate, promote, and lead efforts to improve living and working conditions as well as assess community needs. This program emphasizes action research in building toward your dissertation, in which you will develop knowledge about working with communities. You will also describe and apply theories of community psychology in relation to social change. With this specialization, you could work in a variety of human and social services roles in governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Note on Licensure: The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Conflict Management and Negotiation

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

There is a growing need for skilled professionals in the areas of negotiation and dispute resolution. This specialization focuses on helping you gain the competencies to meet that need for those who interact within organizations, communities, and governments. [+]

There is a growing need for skilled professionals in the areas of negotiation and dispute resolution. This specialization focuses on helping you gain the competencies to meet that need for those who interact within organizations, communities, and governments. You will add to the body of knowledge in the field, explore current theory and best practices, and gain the skills to help negotiate and resolve disputes within communities. Some coursework in this specialization provides a basic introduction in dispute resolution. Additional training and practicum is required to qualify for licensure or certification as a mediator in most states. With this specialization, you can prepare to resolve disputes in a number of arenas: Community (ombudsmanship) Family (parenting coordination) Criminal justice (restorative justice) Human rights (equal opportunity in the workplace) Education (school discipline) Organizational Military (occupations) Inter-governmental negotiation and peace-making Note on Licensure: The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its program specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Criminal Justice

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

Several factors contribute to criminal behavior in modern society, from homelessness to substance abuse to poverty. In the Criminal Justice specialization, you will explore traditional and contemporary intervention and rehabilitation approaches for both offenders and victims. [+]

Several factors contribute to criminal behavior in modern society, from homelessness to substance abuse to poverty. In the Criminal Justice specialization, you will explore traditional and contemporary intervention and rehabilitation approaches for both offenders and victims. By examining the factors that contribute to criminal behavior, you can identify the key challenges facing the criminal justice system today—and what you as a human services professional can do to help address these problems. This program leads to a dissertation that will add to the body of knowledge in the field of criminal justice. This specialization can prepare you to lead programs within prisons, and probation and parole programs. Other career opportunities include policy and planning in the Bureau of Prisons, the Department of Justice, or halfway and rehabilitation programs. Note on Licensure: The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

In this specialization, you will examine the theory and strategies to respond to the initial needs of a community in an emergency situation and how to assist victims and caregivers after the initial crisis has passed. [+]

In this specialization, you will examine the theory and strategies to respond to the initial needs of a community in an emergency situation and how to assist victims and caregivers after the initial crisis has passed. You can study the skills and practices specific to crisis counseling, including theories of crisis intervention and models for working with different populations. You examine the actions and behaviors that follow a disaster; address stress, coping, and adjustment difficulties; and study psychological disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Coursework gives you the opportunity to explore a crisis at the community and regional levels and design a crisis plan to prepare for future emergencies. This specialization also addresses the psychology and impact of terrorism on communities. Your dissertation will focus on adding to the body of knowledge in this field. Demand for professionals trained in this relatively new discipline is anticipated to be high, as evidenced by the number of job openings in crisis management and emergency planning. Note on Licensure: The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Family Studies and Intervention

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Auburn

The Family Studies and Intervention specialization helps you understand the use of advanced clinical theory and research methodology within a unique, client-centered ecological context. [+]

The Family Studies and Intervention specialization helps you understand the use of advanced clinical theory and research methodology within a unique, client-centered ecological context. You study a broad spectrum of theoretical and clinical approaches to intervention, which emphasize the special needs of ethnic and racial minorities; gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals; and single-parent and low-income families. You will gain skills in developing multimodal therapeutic approaches and recognizing special treatment considerations within a diverse client delivery system. With this specialization, you can pursue careers such as community worker in family agencies, special needs assessment worker, and food and housing worker. Graduates are particularly skilled at developing multimodal therapeutic approaches and recognizing special treatment considerations within a diverse client delivery system. Note on Licensure: The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Global Social Services

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

As a human services professional, you may work with multicultural populations, immigrants, refugees, and transient communities in the U.S. and all over the world. In this specialization, you will develop a global consciousness and cultural awareness to serve various international groups. [+]

As a human services professional, you may work with multicultural populations, immigrants, refugees, and transient communities in the U.S. and all over the world. In this specialization, you will develop a global consciousness and cultural awareness to serve various international groups. Coursework explores cultural differences and strategies for working effectively across a variety of cultural contexts. Your dissertation will address an issue in global social services. With this specialization, you will be prepared for a variety of career opportunities in the U.S. or around the world. For example, you could work in U.S. agencies that serve immigrants and refugees, or you could work internationally in U.S.-sponsored social services or international specialty agencies abroad. Note on Licensure: The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Higher Education

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

In this specialization, you will gain a broad understanding of the current educational environment and explore theories and best practices in adult learning. You will also explore teaching strategies, instructional design, and online delivery methods to lead human services education courses or programs in academic settings around the world. [+]

In this specialization, you will gain a broad understanding of the current educational environment and explore theories and best practices in adult learning. You will also explore teaching strategies, instructional design, and online delivery methods to lead human services education courses or programs in academic settings around the world. This program helps prepare you for career opportunities such as course leader in human services, program leader or developer in human services, instructor, adjunct faculty, or full-time faculty.* Note on Licensure: The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Human Services Nonprofit Administration

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

In this specialization, you will study the nature of leadership in human service organizations, including the management of nonprofits. Coursework explores topics related to the organization and operation of nonprofits, including legal and ethical issues, board management, marketing, budgeting, and resource development. Your dissertation will explore an issue in nonprofit administration. [+]

In this specialization, you will study the nature of leadership in human service organizations, including the management of nonprofits. Coursework explores topics related to the organization and operation of nonprofits, including legal and ethical issues, board management, marketing, budgeting, and resource development. Your dissertation will explore an issue in nonprofit administration. Through this program, you will develop skills that will help you establish, lead, or join the staff of a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, or agency in the U.S. or abroad. Note on Licensure: The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Mental Health Facilitation

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

With the significant role that mental health plays in communities, there is a demand for professionals to connect those in need of services with the appropriate resources. In the Mental Health Facilitation specialization, you will develop the skills to help individuals navigate community mental health services. [+]

With the significant role that mental health plays in communities, there is a demand for professionals to connect those in need of services with the appropriate resources. In the Mental Health Facilitation specialization, you will develop the skills to help individuals navigate community mental health services. The program explores the role of mental health facilitation in health behavioral changes, and you will gain a solid understanding of the assessment and referral system for mental health intervention and support. Your dissertation will explore an issue in mental health facilitation. As a graduate, you will be prepared for nontherapeutic counseling roles such as community mental health clinic coordinator, field service provider, and resource personnel, both in military and civilian agencies.* Note on Licensure: The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Military Families and Culture

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

Members of the armed forces face a variety of challenges, both during their service and after they have fulfilled their duties. In this specialization, you’ll explore topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and vicarious trauma and learn about the emotional impact of parent-child separation, frequent family relocations, extensive deployments, and other issues experienced by military families. [+]

Members of the armed forces face a variety of challenges, both during their service and after they have fulfilled their duties. In this specialization, you’ll explore topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and vicarious trauma and learn about the emotional impact of parent-child separation, frequent family relocations, extensive deployments, and other issues experienced by military families. You can gain the knowledge and insight needed to address the unique needs of military personnel, veterans, and their loved ones as they deal with the challenges inherent in military life. This specialization can prepare you for careers such as social and community worker for Veterans Affairs or community veteran services, human services program leader, and nontherapeutic counselor.* Note on Licensure: The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

PhD in Human and Social Services - Social Policy and Analysis and Planning

Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA USA Online

Creating sustainable social change requires knowing how to work effectively with legislators, lobbyists, and other stakeholders in a challenging public and political arena. [+]

Creating sustainable social change requires knowing how to work effectively with legislators, lobbyists, and other stakeholders in a challenging public and political arena. In the Social Policy and Analysis and Planning specialization, you will learn the strategies used to shape and implement public policy today. You will study how you can impact the legislation that governs society, including legislation related to healthcare, hate crimes, and the environment. Your dissertation will focus on an issue related to shaping social policy. As a graduate, you will be prepared for roles such as policy advisor to municipal and state governments; policy analyst for nonprofits, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and government organizations; and consultant to NGOs on policy implementation and social services delivery at local levels.* Note on Licensure: The PhD in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

PhD in Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 72 months October 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Walden University’s PhD in Psychology program combines rigorous academics and original research so that you can build the skills and knowledge required to meet the changing needs of a diverse world. Delivered online, this program follows a scholar-practitioner model that encourages you to integrate scholarly research with your practical expertise. Taught by respected researchers and experts in the field, courses in this program will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of others. Choose from a variety specializations designed to meet your individual goals and interests. [+]

Walden University’s PhD in Psychology program combines rigorous academics and original research so that you can build the skills and knowledge required to meet the changing needs of a diverse world. Delivered online, this program follows a scholar-practitioner model that encourages you to integrate scholarly research with your practical expertise. Taught by respected researchers and experts in the field, courses in this program will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of others. Choose from a variety specializations designed to meet your individual goals and interests. Specializations Clinical Psychology Developmental Psychology Educational Psychology Forensic Psychology General Psychology (Research Option) General Psychology (Teaching Option) Health Psychology Social Psychology Note on Licensure Walden University offers some PhD in Psychology specializations that lead to professional licensure and others that do not. Contact an enrollment advisor for assistance in evaluating whether your chosen specialization can lead to professional licensure in your state.  [-]

PhD in Social Work - Clinical Expertise

Campus or Online Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Walden’s PhD in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. [+]

Walden’s PhD in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. A challenging curriculum enables you to analyze advanced theory and explore some of the most pressing and cutting-edge issues in social work today. Face-to-face academic residencies support the learning experience, allowing you to collaborate with professors and colleagues, build your social and professional community, and enhance your ability to effect positive social change. You will also gain skills in scholarly writing that can help you advance your role as a leader. Achieve the highest credentials in your profession with this PhD program in social work. Specializations Addictions and Social Work Clinical Expertise Criminal Justice Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention Family Studies and Interventions Medical Social Work Policy Practice Social Work Administration [-]

PhD Public Policy and Administration - Global Leadership

Campus Full time USA

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 [+]

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: - Explore public policy theory, research, and practice in a global context. - Gain insight into effective U.S. policy management and apply that knowledge to problems facing the world at large. - Learn from a global faculty of doctoral-level scholar-practitioners with experience in developing public policy nationally as well as internationally. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) - Global Leadership - Criminal Justice - Emergency Management - Health Policy - Homeland Security Policy - Homeland Security Policy and Coordination - Interdisciplinary Policy Studies - 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 [-]

DBA

DBA - Human Resource Management

Online Full time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Are you prepared to influence and advance the future of business practice? Walden University’s ACBSP-accredited Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) program examines some of the challenges [+]

DBA - Human Resource Management 

Are you prepared to influence and advance the future of business practice? Walden University’s ACBSP-accredited Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) program examines some of the challenges and prospects that currently exist in the dynamic world of business, such as globalization, ethics, and stakeholder relationships. Explore new strategies in business leadership and advanced decision making while gaining an in-depth understanding of both theory and applied research within the business sphere.

Walden University’s B.S. in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), and Ph.D. in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education.... [-]


Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) - Accounting

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

In the DBA Accounting specialization, you can enhance your knowledge of managerial accounting methods that are essential to your company’s bottom line and elevating your organization’s competitive position. [+]

Accounting is fundamental to successfully managing an organization and making sound business decisions. In the DBA Accounting specialization, you can enhance your knowledge of managerial accounting methods that are essential to your company’s bottom line and elevating your organization’s competitive position. Explore the principles and theories of managerial decision making, corporate governance, and employee performance evaluation from domestic and global business perspectives. This DBA accounting online specialization is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills needed for conducting applied research. You can gain advanced accounting skills to address the real-world business challenges that face your organization by pursuing a DBA in accounting. You will be able to focus on ways to clearly communicate financial results to executive decision makers. Completion Requirements - 60 semester credits - Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) - Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) - Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) - Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) - 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Foundation Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business 3 Core Business Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8151 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice 3 - DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3 - DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3 - DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3 - DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 Business Strategy Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8161 Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage 3 Research Methods Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative 3 - DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis 4 - DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision Making for Business Analysis 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8550 Seminar in Managerial Accounting 3 - DDBA 8551 Seminar in Accounting-Based Performance Evaluation Systems 3 - DDBA 8552 Seminar in International Aspects of Managerial Accounting 3 Doctoral Studies Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring 0 - DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20 [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) - Entrepreneurship

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Build your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge with a learning experience that combines theory with practical strategies drawn from real-world situations, such as identifying market opportunities, managing risk and change, encouraging innovation, and raising capital. [+]

Explore the entrepreneurial concepts and processes that are found in both established companies with a pioneering spirit and start-ups. Build your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge with a learning experience that combines theory with practical strategies drawn from real-world situations, such as identifying market opportunities, managing risk and change, encouraging innovation, and raising capital. In addition, analyze how an entrepreneurial organization can make a greater contribution in today’s society. Coursework focuses on the development of your writing and critical-thinking skills at the doctoral level. Completion Requirements - 60 semester credits - Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) - Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) - Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) - Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) - 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Foundation Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business 3 Core Business Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8151 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice 3 - DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3 - DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3 - DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3 - DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 Business Strategy Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8161 Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage 3 Research Methods Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative 3 - DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis 4 - DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision Making for Business Analysis 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8511 Seminar in Innovation Management 3 - DDBA 8541 Seminar in Entrepreneurial Finance 3 - DDBA 8531 Seminar in B2B Marketing 3 Doctoral Studies Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring 0 - DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20 [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) - Finance

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Gain the finance tools that help managers maximize their firm’s value, including valuation, capital budgeting and structure, working capital management, multinational concepts, and Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). [+]

Gain the finance tools that help managers maximize their firm’s value, including valuation, capital budgeting and structure, working capital management, multinational concepts, and Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). As you develop your expertise in finance, explore more advanced theories such as option pricing, derivatives, and hedging. Throughout your program, you will be encouraged to combine practice and theory in order to apply your new knowledge to organizational problems. Coursework focuses on the development of your writing and critical-thinking skills at the doctoral level. Completion Requirements - 60 semester credits - Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) - Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) - Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) - Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) - 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Foundation Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business 3 Core Business Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8151 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice 3 - DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3 - DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3 - DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3 - DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 Business Strategy Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8161 Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage 3 Research Methods Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative 3 - DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis 4 - DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision Making for Business Analysis 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8540 Seminar in International Finance 3 - DDBA 8541 Seminar in Entrepreneurial Finance 3 - DDBA 8523 Seminar in Law and Compliance 3 Doctoral Studies Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring 0 - DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20 [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) - Global Supply Chain Management

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, or service provider, if you conduct business globally, you need to understand how products and services move from concept to deliverable. Learn the systems required to identify sources of personnel and material and how to ensure that supply chains conform to the highest global standards. [+]

Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, or service provider, if you conduct business globally, you need to understand how products and services move from concept to deliverable. Learn the systems required to identify sources of personnel and material and how to ensure that supply chains conform to the highest global standards. In addition, you will explore new ways of applying technology to help cut costs, increase customer satisfaction, and find new business opportunities. Coursework focuses on the development of writing and critical-thinking skills at the doctoral level. Completion Requirements - 60 semester credits - Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) - Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) - Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) - Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) - 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Foundation Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business 3 Core Business Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8151 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice 3 - DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3 - DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3 - DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3 - DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 Business Strategy Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8161 Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage 3 Research Methods Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative 3 - DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis 4 - DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision Making for Business Analysis 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8510 Seminar in Global Supply Chain Management 3 - DDBA 8512 Seminar in IT for Competitive Advantage 3 - DDBA 8524 Seminar in Multicultural Management 3 Doctoral Studies Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring 0 - DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20 [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) - Healthcare Management

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

The Healthcare Management specialization focuses on laws and court decisions that apply to the management of healthcare organizations and investigates the regulatory and ethical dynamics that exist within the industry. [+]

Effective management skills are essential for a healthcare organization to successfully support and serve a community. In the DBA Healthcare Management specialization, you can expand your core business management skills in the healthcare field by learning to apply managerial decision-making skills to healthcare policy and economics. Explore the private and public policy development process and understand its effect on delivery systems and the continuum of health services. The Healthcare Management specialization focuses on laws and court decisions that apply to the management of healthcare organizations and investigates the regulatory and ethical dynamics that exist within the industry. This DBA in healthcare management specialization will help you develop your writing and critical-thinking skills at the doctoral level so you can apply them in your leadership role. Completion Requirements - 60 semester credits - Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) - Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) - Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) - Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) - 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Foundation Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business 3 Core Business Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8151 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice 3 - DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3 - DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3 - DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3 - DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 Business Strategy Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8161 Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage 3 Research Methods Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative 3 - DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis 4 - DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision Making for Business Analysis 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8560 Seminar in Healthcare Managerial Decision Making 3 - DDBA 8561 Seminar in Managing Healthcare Delivery Systems 3 - DDBA 8562 Seminar in Law and Ethics in Healthcare Management 3 Doctoral Studies Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring 0 - DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20 [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) - Human Resource Management

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

The DBA program’s Human Resource Management specialization prepares you with the theoretical knowledge, industry insights, and capabilities to be an authoritative voice in this field, whether you’re looking to pursue executive leadership, teaching, or research. [+]

Today’s human resource (HR) managers do much more than fill positions—they’re strategic partners with a critical seat at the executive table. The DBA program’s Human Resource Management specialization prepares you with the theoretical knowledge, industry insights, and capabilities to be an authoritative voice in this field, whether you’re looking to pursue executive leadership, teaching, or research. Coursework examines contemporary organizational issues, such as succession planning for the organization’s long-term success, creating and managing external strategic partnerships, and HR planning for the organization’s strategic business direction. The seminar-style format enables you to research and discuss topics relevant to your interests and organization. Before you finish your specialization, you will create an annual HR operating plan (AHROP). This project will allow you to synthesize and apply your unique knowledge and experience through a tangible action plan that will support the HR division as well as the organization’s overarching goals. Completion Requirements - 60 semester credits - Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) - Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) - Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) - Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) - 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Foundation Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business 3 Core Business Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8151 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice 3 - DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3 - DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3 - DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3 - DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 Business Strategy Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8161 Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage 3 Research Methods Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative 3 - DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis 4 - DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision Making for Business Analysis 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8580 The New HR: The Savvy Strategic Partner 3 - DDBA 8581 Succession Planning: A Survival Tool of the Fittest 3 - DDBA 8582 An HR Plan for Organizational Agility 3 Doctoral Studies Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring 0 - DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20 [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) - Information Systems Management

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Gain the knowledge and skills to help align business needs with technological solutions, identify new applications for technology, and leverage technological solutions in order to enhance your organization’s competitive position in the marketplace. [+]

Develop your expertise in information systems management with this specialization that addresses the management challenges facing technology-based businesses. Gain the knowledge and skills to help align business needs with technological solutions, identify new applications for technology, and leverage technological solutions in order to enhance your organization’s competitive position in the marketplace. Examine how technological solutions can be affected in a global environment. Coursework focuses on the development of writing and critical-thinking skills at the doctoral level. Completion Requirements - 60 semester credits - Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) - Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) - Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) - Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) - 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Foundation Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business 3 Core Business Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8151 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice 3 - DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3 - DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3 - DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3 - DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 Business Strategy Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8161 Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage 3 Research Methods Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative 3 - DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis 4 - DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision Making for Business Analysis 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8510 Seminar in Global Supply Chain Management 3 - DDBA 8511 Seminar in Innovation Management 3 - DDBA 8512 Seminar in IT for Competitive Advantage 3 Doctoral Studies Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring 0 - DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20 [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) - International Business

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Learn the skills necessary to manage and lead a spectrum of workers, managers, and teams in a global marketplace. Examine the financial implications of conducting business internationally, including how capital investment is undertaken globally and how financial markets and global trade influence investment opportunities. [+]

Learn the skills necessary to manage and lead a spectrum of workers, managers, and teams in a global marketplace. Examine the financial implications of conducting business internationally, including how capital investment is undertaken globally and how financial markets and global trade influence investment opportunities. Gain an overview of the effect the world’s financial institutions, such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization (WTO), have on trade, new markets, and exchange and interest rates. Coursework focuses on the development of writing and critical-thinking skills at the doctoral level. Completion Requirements - 60 semester credits - Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) - Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) - Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) - Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) - 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Foundation Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business 3 Core Business Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8151 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice 3 - DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3 - DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3 - DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3 - DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 Business Strategy Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8161 Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage 3 Research Methods Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative 3 - DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis 4 - DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision Making for Business Analysis 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8510 Seminar in Global Supply Chain Management 3 - DDBA 8540 Seminar in International Finance 3 - DDBA 8524 Seminar in Multicultural Management 3 Doctoral Studies Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring 0 - DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20 [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) - Leadership

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Globalization, advances in technology, and rapid changes in the marketplace all contribute to the need for business professionals to continually develop their leadership skills. Explore new frameworks and perspectives that will help you to lead and manage change effectively. [+]

Globalization, advances in technology, and rapid changes in the marketplace all contribute to the need for business professionals to continually develop their leadership skills. Explore new frameworks and perspectives that will help you to lead and manage change effectively. Investigate a variety of current leadership principles and practices to determine which work best in any given situation. Coursework focuses on the development of writing and critical-thinking skills at the doctoral level. Completion Requirements - 60 semester credits - Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) - Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) - Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) - Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) - 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Foundation Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business 3 Core Business Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8151 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice 3 - DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3 - DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3 - DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3 - DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 Business Strategy Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8161 Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage 3 Research Methods Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative 3 - DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis 4 - DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision Making for Business Analysis 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8521 Seminar in Change Management 3 - DDBA 8522 Seminar in Sustainability 3 - DDBA 8524 Seminar in Multicultural Management 3 Doctoral Studies Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring 0 - DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20 [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) - Marketing

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

This specialization investigates marketing challenges and opportunities from a real-world context. Study key marketing concepts, including market segmentation, marketing channels, competitive intelligence, integrated marketing, product development and commercialization, and consumer behavior. [+]

This specialization investigates marketing challenges and opportunities from a real-world context. Study key marketing concepts, including market segmentation, marketing channels, competitive intelligence, integrated marketing, product development and commercialization, and consumer behavior. Learn the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international marketplace, including leveraging strategies in global marketing and international pricing. Coursework focuses on the development of writing and critical-thinking skills at the doctoral level. Completion Requirements - 60 semester credits - Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) - Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) - Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) - Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) - 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Foundation Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business 3 Core Business Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8151 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice 3 - DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3 - DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3 - DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3 - DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 Business Strategy Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8161 Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage 3 Research Methods Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative 3 - DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis 4 - DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision Making for Business Analysis 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8533 Seminar in Marketing Research 3 - DDBA 8531 Seminar in B2B Marketing 3 - DDBA 8532 Seminar in Consumer Behavior 3 Doctoral Studies Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring 0 - DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20 [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) - Project Management

Campus Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

In the <strong>DBA Project Management specialization</strong>, you can learn the necessary skills to deliver your organization’s strategic objectives through dynamic project portfolio management. [+]

Effective project managers provide the strategic competencies that can enable an organization to succeed in the global marketplace. In the DBA Project Management specialization, you can learn the necessary skills to deliver your organization’s strategic objectives through dynamic project portfolio management. Study the processes for successfully managing a complex portfolio of projects and analyzing opportunities for improved portfolio performance. This specialization focuses on the components of project-based strategic leadership and the organizational practices required to responsibly and ethically support an organization’s vision and growth. This DBA in project management specialization will help you hone your writing and critical-thinking skills at the doctoral level so you can apply them to the unique issues that face businesses today. Walden has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute® (PMI). As a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP), Walden has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria. Completion Requirements - 60 semester credits - Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) - Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) - Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) - Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) - 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Foundation Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business 3 Core Business Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8151 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice 3 - DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3 - DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3 - DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3 - DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 Business Strategy Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8161 Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage 3 Research Methods Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative 3 - DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis 4 - DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision Making for Business Analysis 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8570 Seminar in Program and Portfolio Management 3 - DDBA 8571 Seminar in Project Portfolio Performance and Organizational Effectiveness 3 - DDBA 8572 Seminar in Project-Based Strategic Leadership 3 Doctoral Studies Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring 0 - DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20 [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) - Social Impact Management

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Examine key issues in corporate responsibility, such as how to achieve greater transparency while protecting proprietary information, leverage social involvement in branding, improve operational efficiency through environmental initiatives, and strengthen stakeholder relationships. [+]

As more companies move from a profit-only outlook to one that focuses on communities and society as a whole, the ability to manage and improve an organization’s social impact is in high demand. Examine key issues in corporate responsibility, such as how to achieve greater transparency while protecting proprietary information, leverage social involvement in branding, improve operational efficiency through environmental initiatives, and strengthen stakeholder relationships. Coursework focuses on the development of writing and critical-thinking skills at the doctoral level. Completion Requirements - 60 semester credits - Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) - Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) - Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) - Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) - 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Foundation Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business 3 Core Business Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8151 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice 3 - DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3 - DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3 - DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3 - DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 Business Strategy Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8161 Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage 3 Research Methods Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative 3 - DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis 4 - DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision Making for Business Analysis 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8521 Seminar in Change Management 3 - DDBA 8522 Seminar in Sustainability 3 - DDBA 8523 Seminar in Law and Compliance 3 Doctoral Studies Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring 0 - DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20 [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) - Technology Entrepreneurship

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Discover new ways of applying technology to cut costs, increase customer satisfaction, and create new business opportunities. Coursework focuses on the development of writing and critical-thinking skills at the doctoral level. [+]

Examine what innovation is and what it is not. Learn how to design the concepts, processes, and tools to increase the rate and extent of innovation in your company, thereby enhancing your company’s competitive edge. Discover new ways of applying technology to cut costs, increase customer satisfaction, and create new business opportunities. Coursework focuses on the development of writing and critical-thinking skills at the doctoral level. Completion Requirements - 60 semester credits - Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) - Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) - Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) - Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) - 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Foundation Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8006 Contemporary Challenges in Business 3 Core Business Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8151 Organizational Leadership: Doctoral Theory and Practice 3 - DDBA 8120 Information Systems: Global Management Strategies and Technologies 3 - DDBA 8130 Marketing: Strategic Innovation in Globally Diverse Markets 3 - DDBA 8140 Finance: Fiscal Leadership in a Global Environment—Creating Competitive Responses and Building Corporate Opportunities 3 - DDBA 8110 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 Business Strategy Course Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8161 Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage 3 Research Methods Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8427 Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative 3 - DDBA 8991 Qualitative and Case Study Research for Business Analysis 4 - DDBA 8438 Quantitative Decision Making for Business Analysis 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8511 Seminar in Innovation Management 3 - DDBA 8541 Seminar in Entrepreneurial Finance 3 - DDBA 8512 Seminar in IT for Competitive Advantage 3 Doctoral Studies Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - DDBA 8100 Doctoral Study Mentoring 0 - DDBA 9000 Doctoral Study Completion (4 credits taken each term for 5 terms) 20 [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Energy Management

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Walden University’s ACBSP-accredited Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program examines some of the challenges and prospects that currently exist [+]

Are you prepared to influence and advance the future of business practice? Walden University’s ACBSP-accredited Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program examines some of the challenges and prospects that currently exist in the dynamic world of business, such as globalization, ethics, and stakeholder relationships. Explore new strategies in business leadership and advanced decision making while gaining an in-depth understanding of both theory and applied research within the business sphere. Specializations Accounting Energy Management Entrepreneurship Finance Global Supply Chain Management Healthcare Management Homeland Security Human Resource Management Information Systems Management International Business Leadership Marketing Project Management Self-Designed Social Impact Management Technology Entrepreneurship Walden’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation. [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Homeland Security

Campus Full time Part time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Are you prepared to influence and advance the future of business practice? [+]

Are you prepared to influence and advance the future of business practice? Walden University’s ACBSP-accredited Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program examines some of the challenges and prospects that currently exist in the dynamic world of business, such as globalization, ethics, and stakeholder relationships. Explore new strategies in business leadership and advanced decision making while gaining an in-depth understanding of both theory and applied research within the business sphere. Specializations Accounting Energy Management Entrepreneurship Finance Global Supply Chain Management Healthcare Management Homeland Security Human Resource Management Information Systems Management International Business Leadership Marketing Project Management Self-Designed Social Impact Management Technology Entrepreneurship Walden’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation. [-]

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Self-Designed

Online Full time Part time USA

Are you prepared to influence and advance the future of business practice? Walden University’s ACBSP-accredited Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program examines some of the challenges [+]

Create your own specialization based on your individual goals and interests in business administration. Choose seminars from the program’s other nine specializations under the guidance of a Walden faculty mentor. Assignments will focus on the practical application of writing and critical-thinking skills and the integration of professional practice at the doctoral level. Completion Requirements 60 semester credits Foundation course (3 sem. cr.) Core business courses (15 sem. cr.) Business strategy course (3 sem. cr.) Research methods courses (10 sem. cr.) Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) Doctoral studies courses (20 sem. cr.) 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies) [-]

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