2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    Jun 02, 2020  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) - PhD in PPA

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In an era of increasing globalization, it is important for leaders of nonprofit organizations and governmental departments at the local, state, and national levels 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 organizations, voluntary organizations, and intergovernmental organizations around the world.

Course Sequence

Quarter Course Title Credits
1   OR    3 cr. 
   5 cr. 
2    5 cr. 
   5 cr. 
3    5 cr. 
   5 cr. 

   5 cr. 
  OR   OR    5 cr. 
5    5 cr. 
   5 cr. 
6    5 cr. 
  OR    5 cr. 
7   OR    5 cr. 
  OR    5 cr.
8+   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.