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Walden University Reviews of Doctoral in Public Administration

7 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $12,180

33% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Doctoral in Public Administration

Student Reviews - Doctoral in Public Administration

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Reviewed: 12/24/2021

Degree: Public Administration

Professors were thorough. The environment was great. The course contents were deep and highly insightful. The institution provided a great opportunity not offered by most institutions. Although I had a terrible lady on my dissertation committee, I survived the obstacles she erected and came out better and smarter. Walden University is the place to be. Excellent institution although not cheap in terms of cost, but the investment is well worth it!

A Bradshaw

Reviewed: 4/7/2021

Degree: Public Administration

At first the Walden was inviting but soon turned into nothing more than a financially focused machine. I started my program prior to using my federal GI Bill benefits but had to take a break from classes due to being deployed. Despite acknowledging my absence, Walden attempted to enroll me in class and claim my benefits without follow up. I had to email my advisor and remind them that I was not able to participate until my return, Walden University seemed not to care. The quality of instruction is... Read More

Harry P. PhD.

Reviewed: 1/7/2021

Degree: Public Administration

I began my Walden University journey in 2012 by entering and completing the Strategic Planning and Public Policy graduate certificate program. During my participation in the program, I truly enjoyed the coursework. What caught my attention was the organization of the course content in addition to the articulated class expectations. After completing the certificate program, I began to think about the prospect of completing a PhD in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Law and Public... Read More


Reviewed: 12/11/2018

Degree: Public Administration

This is my second term at Walden University for a DPA. The faculty seems pretty nice and precise with discussions and assignments. The only real problem I am having with the University is the delay in refunds. I have a full time occupation and three daughters, whom are solely dependent on me. Classes started on November 26, 2018 and I have not received my refund yet for the term. It is now December 11, 2018. Time is money and if I am expected to take the time to discuss, post, research, and complete... Read More

Latoya Jackson

Reviewed: 10/13/2017

Degree: Public Administration

Great faculty but dissertation process is too long and confusing. Department chair useless in dealing with issues I was having with one committee member. Program is easy compared to brick and mortar universities and many who graduate cannot get full time professor jobs due to its horrible reputation.


Reviewed: 6/21/2017

Degree: Public Administration

Walden University is the reason for profit schools get a bad name. I took over 11 years trying to complete a PhD program in Public Administration with no success and over $200,000 in student loan debt. Walden University is specifically designed to: Keep you tied to ensure the student takes as many courses and gets into the most amount of debt in federal student loans. This is done by regularly and inexplicably changing the Programs of Study by constantly changing and adding classes to programs to... Read More


Reviewed: 6/3/2013

Degree: Public Administration

I just completed my PhD program at Walden. I found the academic rigor of the program comparable to brick and mortar institutions, and personally found I learned more in the online environment due to the requirement to engage with students and faculty with the written word, several times/week. All of my professors were working in industry as well as teaching so brought to their comments points of views that enriched the learning experience. I particularly enjoyed the engagement with classmates from... Read More


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