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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70% of Walden graduate degree alumni agree or strongly agree that their graduate education provided them with the necessary skills and training to advance in their careers.

*Source: 2016 Walden University Study: Career and Well-Being Outcomes

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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.

According to the 2016 Walden University Study: Career and Well-Being Outcomes, conducted by Gallup, Walden’s master’s and doctoral graduates reflect a more diverse population than other graduate degree holders and are more likely to have been first-generation college students, female, and from a racial or ethnic minority group.

*Results from the Gallup-Walden Study of graduate degree holders are based on web surveys conducted in early 2016. The online comparison group refers to graduate degree holders who completed at least half of their graduate courses online and who were interviewed via the national graduate study. www.WaldenU.edu/gallup.


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, 1-800-621-7440, 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 Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), PhD in Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and BS in Business Administration 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 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

Learn more about Walden’s social change initiatives at https://www.waldenu.edu/about/social-change.

  • Walden University is ranked 19th on Washington Monthly’s 2016 list of the top 100 “Best Colleges for Adult Learners.”
  • Walden University is ranked No. 1 for conferring graduate degrees in multiple disciplines to African American students and all minority students combined, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s 2016 Top 100 Producers of Minority Graduate Degrees.*
  • G.I. Jobs named Walden to its 2016 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.

*Source: Diverse: Issues in Higher Education analysis of U.S. Department of Education reports submitted by institutions, on the internet at http://diverseeducation.com/top100/.