Learning Format:

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Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 24 years of age or older and a high school graduate for a Bachelor's
  • Masters degree applicants must have a Bachelors
  • Doctorate degree applicants must have a Masters degree

Walden University

General Information About Walden University

Walden University was founded in 1970 as a summer residency program by two teachers seeking a new way for working educators to pursue doctoral degrees. In 1972, it awarded 46 Ph.D.s and 24 educational specialist degrees.

Today, Walden University, which is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, is completely online and it offers more than 85 degree programs and over 435 specializations and concentrations. Programs are available in the fields of education, management and technology, social sciences and health sciences.

Schools and Colleges at Walden University

  • College of Management & Technology
  • Riley College of Education & Leadership
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Support Services

Walden University offers a variety of services to students. Enrollment advisors can help students understand admissions requirements and funding options. Technical support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students can also access online tutoring though Walden's writing center and career services.

Developing Workplace Skills

Walden University courses are taught by professors who are scholars, researchers and practitioners. Students have the opportunity to develop practical skills in their chosen field. Practicum experiences give students the chance to apply their knowledge and in-person residencies are also available.

The Walden Community

Walden University students are able to connect with a peer network that includes over 160,000 students and alumni. The university has an active alumni network. Its members represent more than 150 countries and stay connected to Walden through a variety of methods including regional activities.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of The North Central Association, click here; 312-263-0456.

Walden University offers the following degree programs:

  1. Business Management
    • BS in Business Administration Data Science
    • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Accounting
    • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Finance
    • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - General
    • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Healthcare Management
    • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Human Resource Management
    • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Information Systems
    • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Management
    • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Marketing
    • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Multicultural Marketing Communication
    • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Project Management
    • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Small Business Management
  2. Criminal Justice and Emergency Management
    • MS in Criminal Justice - Behavioral Sciences
    • MS in Criminal Justice - Cyber Crimes
    • MS in Criminal Justice - Emergency Management
    • MS in Criminal Justice - General
    • MS in Criminal Justice - Global Leadership
    • MS in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Policy & Coordination
    • MS in Criminal Justice - International/Global Criminal Justice Issues
    • MS in Criminal Justice - Law & Public Policy
    • MS in Criminal Justice - Public Management & Leadership
    • MS in Criminal Justice - Public Policy Analysis
    • MS in Criminal Justice - Self-Designed
    • MS in Criminal Justice - Terrorism, Mediation & Peace
    • MS in Criminal Justice Leadership & Executive Management - General Program
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Emergency Management
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Emergency Management (Advanced Fast Track)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Emergency Management (Advanced)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Emergency Management (Fast Track)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - General
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - General (Advanced Fast Track)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - General (Advanced)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - General (Fast Track)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Global Leadership
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Global Leadership (Advanced Fast Track)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Global Leadership (Advanced)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Global Leadership (Fast Track)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Policy & Coordination
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Policy & Coordination (Advanced)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Policy and Coordination (Advanced Fast Track)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Justice Administration
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Justice Administration (Advanced)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Justice Administration (Fast Track)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Law & Public Policy
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Law & Public Policy (Advanced)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Law and Public Policy (Advanced Fast Track)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Online Teaching in Higher Education
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Online Teaching in Higher Education (Advanced Fast Track)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Online Teaching in Higher Education (Advanced)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Online Teaching in Higher Education (Fast Track)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Public Management & Leadership
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Public Management & Leadership (Advanced)
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Public Management and Leadership (Advanced Fast Track)
  3. Education
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Community College Leadership
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Community College Leadership (Family Friendly)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Family Friendly)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure; Family Friendly)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Educational Administration & Leadership (For Administrators)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Educational Administration & Leadership (Non-Licensure)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Educational Administration & Leadership (Non-Licensure; Family Friendly)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Educational Technology
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Educational Technology (Family Friendly)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Higher Education & Adult Learning
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Higher Education & Adult Learning (Family Friendly)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Higher Education (Self-Designed)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Higher Education Leadership & Management
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Higher Education Leadership & Management (Family Friendly)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Reading, Literacy & Assessment
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Reading, Literacy & Assessment (Non-Licensure; Family Friendly)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Special Education
    • MS in Education - Adolescent Literacy & Learning
    • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Accelerated)
    • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)
    • MS in Education - Educational Leadership & Administration (International; Non-Licensure)
    • MS in Education - Educational Leadership & Administration (Principal Licensure Preparation)
    • MS in Education - Elementary Reading & Literacy (Accelerated)
    • MS in Education - Elementary Reading & Literacy (Grades PreK-6)
    • MS in Education - Elementary Reading & Mathematics (Accelerated)
    • MS in Education - Elementary Reading & Mathematics (Grades K-6)
    • MS in Education - Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Accelerated)
    • MS in Education - Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K-12)
    • MS in Education - Mathematics & Science (Grades K-8)
    • MS in Education - Mathematics (Grades 5-8)
    • MS in Education - Mathematics (Grades K-6)
    • MS in Education - Reading & Literacy with a Reading K12 Endorsement
    • MS in Education - STEM Education (Grades K-8)
    • MS in Education - Science (Grades K-8)
    • MS in Education - Self-Designed
    • MS in Education - Special Education (Non-Licensure; Accelerated)
    • MS in Education - Special Education (Non-Licensure; Grades K-12)
    • MS in Education - Teacher Leadership (Accelerated)
    • MS in Education - Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12)
    • MS in Education - Teaching English Language Learners (Grades K-12)
    • PhD in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation
    • PhD in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation (Family Friendly)
    • PhD in Education - Early Childhood Leadership & Advocacy
    • PhD in Education - Early Childhood Leadership & Advocacy (Family Friendly)
    • PhD in Education - Early Childhood Special Education
    • PhD in Education - Early Childhood Special Education (Non-Licensure; Family Friendly)
    • PhD in Education - Education Policy, Leadership & Management
    • PhD in Education - Education Policy, Leadership & Management (Family Friendly)
    • PhD in Education - Educational Technology & Design
    • PhD in Education - Educational Technology & Design (Family Friendly)
    • PhD in Education - Higher Education Leadership, Management & Policy
    • PhD in Education - Higher Education Leadership, Management & Policy (Family Friendly)
    • PhD in Education - Higher Education, Leadership & Policy (Self-Designed)
    • PhD in Education - Learning, Instruction & Innovation
    • PhD in Education - Learning, Instruction & Innovation (Family Friendly)
    • PhD in Education - Organizational Research, Assessment & Evaluation
    • PhD in Education - Organizational Research, Assessment & Evaluation (Family Friendly)
    • PhD in Education - Reading, Literacy, Assessment & Evaluation
    • PhD in Education - Reading, Literacy, Assessment & Evaluation (Non-Licensure; Family Friendly)
  4. Nursing
    • BS in Nursing (BSN) - RN-BSN-MSN Track
    • MS in Nursing (MSN from BSN) - Public Health Nursing
    • MS in Nursing (MSN from BSN) Family Nurse Pract / Emergency Nurse Pract Dual
    • MS in Nursing (MSN from BSN) Public Health Nursing
    • MS in Nursing (MSN from RN) - Public Health Nursing
    • MS in Nursing (MSN from RN) Family Nurse Pract / Emergency Nurse Pract Dual
    • MS in Nursing (MSN from RN) Public Health Nursing
    • MS in Nursing (from BSN) - Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • MS in Nursing (from BSN) - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • MS in Nursing (from BSN) - Education
    • MS in Nursing (from BSN) - Family Nurse Practitioner
    • MS in Nursing (from BSN) - Nursing Executive
    • MS in Nursing (from BSN) - Nursing Informatics
    • MS in Nursing (from BSN) - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
    • MS in Nursing (from RN) - Nursing Executive
    • MS in Nursing (from RN) - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
    • MS in Nursing - Bridge for Registered Nurses - Adult & Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    • MS in Nursing - Bridge for Registered Nurses - Adult & Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    • MS in Nursing - Bridge for Registered Nurses - Education
    • MS in Nursing - Bridge for Registered Nurses - Family Nurse Practitioner
    • MS in Nursing - Bridge for Registered Nurses - Nursing Informatics
  5. Psychology
    • BS in Psychology - Addictions
    • BS in Psychology - Applied Psychology
    • BS in Psychology - Clinical Mental Health (MS AIM Track)
    • BS in Psychology - Criminal Justice
    • BS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
    • BS in Psychology - General Psychology
    • BS in Psychology - Human Services for Psychology
    • BS in Psychology - MS AIM Track
    • BS in Psychology - Preparation for Graduate Studies
    • BS in Psychology - Workplace Psychology
    • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Addiction Counseling
    • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Forensic Counseling
    • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - General Program
    • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Military Families & Culture
    • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Trauma & Crisis Counseling
  6. Psychology and Counseling
    • MS in Psychology - Applied Psychology (Career)
    • MS in Psychology - Applied Psychology (Prep)
    • MS in Psychology - Educational Psychology (Career)
    • MS in Psychology - Educational Psychology (Prep)
    • MS in Psychology - General (Career)
    • MS in Psychology - General (Prep)
    • MS in Psychology - Health Psychology (Career)
    • MS in Psychology - Health Psychology (Prep)
    • MS in Psychology - Self Design (Career)
    • MS in Psychology - Self Design (Prep)
    • MS in Psychology - Social Psychology (Career)
    • MS in Psychology - Social Psychology (Prep)
    • PhD in Psychology - BS Entry - Educational Psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - BS Entry - Health Psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - BS Entry - Research
    • PhD in Psychology - BS Entry - Social Psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - BS Entry - Teaching
    • PhD in Psychology - Related MS Entry - Educational Psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - Related MS Entry - Health Psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - Related MS Entry - Research
    • PhD in Psychology - Related MS Entry - Social Psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - Related MS Entry - Teaching
  7. Public Health and Health Science
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - (Competency Based)
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - General
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - General (Accelerated)
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - General (Part-time)
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Leadership & Organizational Development
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Leadership & Organizational Development (Accelerated)
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Leadership & Organizational Development (Part-time)
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Population Health
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Population Health (Accelerated)
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Population Health (Part-time)
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Accelerated)
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Part-time)
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Systems & Policy
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Systems & Policy (Accelerated)
    • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) - Systems & Policy (Part-time)
  8. Public Policy and Administration
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - Criminal Justice
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - Emergency Management
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - General
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - Global Leadership
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - Health Policy
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - Homeland Security Policy & Coordination
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - Law & Public Policy
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - Local Government Management for Communities
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - Nonprofit Management & Leadership
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - Policy Analysis
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - Public Management & Leadership
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - Terrorism Mediation & Peace
  9. Social Work and Human Services
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Accelerated: 2-year intensive)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Advanced Standing)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Accelerated: 2-year intensive)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Advanced Standing)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work in Healthcare (Accelerated: 2-year intensive)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work in Healthcare (Advanced Standing)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work in Healthcare (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work with Children & Families (Accelerated: 2-year intensive)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work with Children & Families (Advanced Standing)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Social Work with Children & Families (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)