Walden University

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More than 52,000 students from more than 150 countries are pursuing bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees online at Walden.

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More than 97% of Walden University graduates’ employers who responded to a 2014 Walden survey said they would hire another Walden graduate.

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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 45 years, Walden University has helped working professionals achieve their academic goals and have a positive impact on their professions and communities. More than 52,000 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries are pursuing bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees online. Walden’s degree and certificate programs promote positive social change, and their 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, Minnesota.

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Walden University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Areas of study include counseling, education, health sciences, human services, social work, 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 at Walden, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)-accredited institution.

Walden University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Walden University’s DNP, MSN and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision; MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; and MS in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Walden’s 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. Walden’s BS in Information Technology program is accredited by ABET.

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
  • Walden Service Network
  • Scholars of Change
  • Social Change Impact Report

Recently, 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.

Walden University’s master’s and doctoral programs, in fields including public health, health professions, nursing, health services, education, psychology, and mental health and social health services programs, were ranked among the top five in multiple categories in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s 2014 Top 100 Producers of Minority Graduate Degrees.