For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 55,900 students from all 50 states and more than 140 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world.
The university’s academic offices are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The university’s website can be found at www.WaldenU.edu.
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Walden University offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Areas of study include counseling, education, health sciences, human services, business administration, management, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health and information technology.
Flagship offerings include education programs in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In May 2010, for the fourth year in a row, Walden was identified as having the No. 1 largest online graduate program in education by enrollment, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Walden University’s MSN and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Walden’s M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Walden’s B.S. in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Executive M.B.A., Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), and Ph.D. in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Walden’s mission of effecting positive social change is defined by a commitment to improving the human and social condition 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 Day of Service
Walden Service Network
Scholars of Change
Social Change Impact Report
Social Change Conference
Walden was identified in 2010 as having the No. 1 largest online graduate programs in education and public health, No. 2 online graduate program in nursing, and No. 3 online graduate program in management by enrollment, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Walden’s master’s and doctoral programs—in fields including Education, Business, Public Health, Health Professions, Nursing, Psychology, Mental Health and Social Services, and Public Administration—were ranked among the top five in multiple categories in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s 2012 Top 100 Producers of Minority Graduate Degrees.
Walden also has been recognized as a leader in providing advanced degrees to Hispanics by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, which ranked Walden 11th among graduate schools enrolling Hispanic students in master’s-level programs (2011).
G.I. Jobs named Walden to its 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools, which honors the top 20% of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.