2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    Dec 12, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Leadership–PhD in PPA

Return to: PhD in Public Policy and Administration (PPA)  

In the Global Leadership specialization, students explore strategies for helping global south countries or developing regions build modern, sustainable communities. Coursework focuses on the intricate relationships between strategic planning, management, and leadership from an international perspective. Students study effective sustainability frameworks and models as well as approaches to building capacity for community change. Students also examine strategies for making effective and timely leadership decisions under complex and uncertain conditions.

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Credits
1 PPPA 8004 - Foundations for Doctoral Studies OR  PPPA 8004I - Foundations for Doctoral Studies for International Students  3 cr. 
PPPA 8405 - Ethics and Social Justice♦  5 cr. 
2 PPPA 8465 - Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination♦  5 cr. 
RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦  5 cr. 
3 PPPA 8431 - Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector♦  5 cr. 
PPPA 8111 - Leadership and Organizational Change♦  5 cr. 
4 PPPA 8112 - Governance and Public Policy♦  5 cr. 
PPPA 8540i - Strategic Planning, Management, and Leadership   5 cr. 
5 RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  5 cr. 
PPPA 8541i - Sustainable Development for Global Communities   5 cr.
6 RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  5 cr. 
PPPA 8542 - Transformative Change in a Global Environment  5 cr. 
7 RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis OR RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis 5 cr. 
PPPA 8115 - Writing a Quality Prospectus  5 cr. 
8+ PPPA 9000 - Dissertation* 5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms; taken continuously until completion

*Students take this course for a minimum of 4 quarters and are continuously enrolled until completion of their Dissertation with final Chief Academic Officer (CAO) approval.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.