When you earn an Education Specialist (EdS) degree online, you can gain specialized skills that can help you take your career further—and make a positive, sustainable impact on student learning and achievement. Walden’s EdS programs are designed to give you advanced knowledge and leadership skills to prepare you to become a leading educator in a variety of K–12 settings. Study the latest developments through interactive case studies and real-life scenarios, while leveraging current research and technology to navigate complex educational issues.

If you’re not ready to pursue a doctorate, the EdS degree is a faster, more affordable way to increase your expertise in a specific area, enhance your value as an educator, and qualify for a leadership role. As an EdS student, you will complete an integrated capstone project instead of a doctoral study or dissertation.

Through Walden’s Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can switch to the EdD program without having to start over—saving you time and money.

Use the degree finder below to find the right Walden online EdS program for you.

Areas of Study

35 Programs Found

Business and Management

If you want to become a more effective manager and decision-maker to help your organization thrive, an online doctoral degree program in management and business can help you gain the skills to do so.

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

PhD in Management

PhD in Management - Completion Program

Criminal Justice

Whether you want to lead emergency management efforts or be a change agent for ethical and social justice issues, an online doctoral program in criminal justice can prepare you to foster safer communities.

PhD in Criminal Justice

Information Technology

Walden’s online doctoral program in information technology focuses on building technical skills as well as business acumen to help you advance your career in this fast-growing field.

Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)


Our academically rigorous and culturally relevant online doctoral programs in nursing prepare you to improve the quality of patients’ lives, communities, and healthcare institutions.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

PhD in Nursing

Psychology and Counseling

Our online doctoral degree programs in psychology and counseling can prepare those dedicated to social change to positively impact the lives of those struggling with mental health, behavioral, and relationship issues.

PhD in Clinical Psychology

PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

PhD in Developmental Psychology

PhD in Forensic Psychology

PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

PhD in Psychology

PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership

Public Health and Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences provides innovative educational programs using a scholar-practitioner model to equip a diverse array of learners as social change agents who will promote, educate, motivate, and advocate for healthy communities. Our various health sciences and public health doctoral programs will help you advance in your career while making contributions to your field.

Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

PhD in Health Education and Promotion

PhD in Health Services

PhD in Public Health

Public Policy and Administration

Walden’s School of Public Policy and Administration is dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s public sector and nonprofit leaders to advance the public good in communities around the world. Prepare to meet the growing demand for public service professionals at the national, state, and local levels with one of our online public policy and administration doctoral degree programs.

Doctor of Public Administration

PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Social Work and Human Services

Our online doctoral degree programs in social work and human services equip students with interdisciplinary knowledge of assessments, intervention strategies, and evaluation methods that will enhance their skills in practice, collaboration, and advocacy for underserved global populations.

Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

PhD in Human and Social Services <br>(Traditional and Fast Track)

PhD in Social Work


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