Walden University

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More than 52,600 students from more than 155 countries are pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees online at Walden.

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More than 90% of Walden graduates who responded to a 2014 survey said that they are very satisfied or satisfied with Walden.

(Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2014 survey.)

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Walden University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change.

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For more than 45 years, Walden University has helped working professionals achieve their academic goals and have a positive impact on their professions and communities. More than 52,600 students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 155 countries are pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees online. Walden’s degree and certificate programs promote positive social change, and its students explore current market trends and gain relevant skills that can be applied immediately in the real world. Students are taught by faculty members who are both scholars and practitioners who bring their own experiences and perspectives into the classroom.

The university’s academic offices are in Minneapolis.

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Walden University offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and graduate certificates. Areas of study include counseling, education, health sciences, human services, social work, business administration, management, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, and information technology. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.

Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision; MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; and MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

The 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.

The MS in Project Management program is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs.

The BS in Information Technology is one of only a few online programs accredited by ABET. 

Walden University is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Walden’s mission of fostering positive social change is based on a commitment to improving human and social conditions by creating and applying ideas, strategies, and actions to promote the worth, dignity, and development of society. Walden students, alumni, and faculty help bring the university’s mission to life through participation in and leadership of research, conferences, and special projects.

Walden hosts the following events and initiatives to support its social change mission:

  • Global Days of Service
  • Scholars of Change
  • Social Change Impact Report

Walden University’s master’s and doctoral programs—in fields including business and management, public health, health professions, nursing, education, psychology, and mental and social health services—were ranked among the top five in multiple categories in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s 2015 Top 100 Producers of Minority Graduate Degrees.

G.I. Jobs named Walden to its 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools, which honors the top 15% of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.