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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
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Accounting
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Energy Management
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Entrepreneurship
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Finance
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Global Supply Chain Management
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Healthcare Management
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Homeland Security
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Human Resource Management
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Information Systems Management
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - International Business
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Leadership
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Marketing
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Project Management
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Self-Designed
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Social Impact Management
    • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Technology Entrepreneurship
  2. Criminal Justice
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - General
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Emergency Management
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Global Leadership
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Policy & Coordination
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Law & Public Policy
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Online Teaching in Higher Education
    • PhD in Criminal Justice - Public Management & Leadership
  3. Education
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Community College Leadership
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Early Childhood Education
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Educational Administration & Leadership (For Administrators)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Educational Administration & Leadership (Non-Licensure)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Educational Technology
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Higher Education & Adult Learning
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Higher Education (Self-Designed)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Higher Education Leadership & Management
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Reading, Literacy & Assessment
    • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Special Education
    • MS in Education - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment (Grades K-12)
    • MS in Education - Educational Leadership & Administration (Principal Licensure Preparation)
    • MS in Education - Elementary Reading & Literacy (Grades PreK-6)
    • MS in Education - Elementary Reading & Mathematics (Grades K-6)
    • 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 - STEM Education (Grades K-8)
    • MS in Education - Science (Grades K-8)
    • MS in Education - Self-Designed
    • MS in Education - Special Education (Non-Licensure; Grades K-12)
    • MS in Education - Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12)
    • PhD in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation
    • PhD in Education - Early Childhood Leadership & Advocacy
    • PhD in Education - Early Childhood Special Education
    • PhD in Education - Education Policy, Leadership & Management
    • PhD in Education - Educational Technology & Design
    • PhD in Education - Higher Education Leadership, Management & Policy
    • PhD in Education - Learning, Instruction & Innovation
    • PhD in Education - Organizational Research, Assessment & Evaluation
    • PhD in Education - Reading, Literacy, Assessment & Evaluation
  4. Human & Social Services
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Advanced Research
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Community & Social Services
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Community Intervention & Leadership
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Conflict Management & Negotiation
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Criminal Justice
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Disaster, Crisis & Intervention
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Family Studies & Intervention
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - General
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Gerontology
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Global Social Services
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Higher Education
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Human Services Nonprofit Administration
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Mental Health Facilitation
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Military Families & Culture
    • PhD in Human & Social Services - Social Policy Analysis & Planning
  5. Nursing
    • BS in Nursing (BSN) - RN-BSN-MSN Track
    • MS in Nursing (MSN from BSN) - Public Health Nursing
    • MS in Nursing (MSN from BSN) Public Health Nursing
    • MS in Nursing (MSN from RN) - Public Health Nursing
    • 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
    • MSN-BSN, Nurse Executive with Health Policy
    • MSN-BSN, Nurse Executive with Risk Management
    • MSN-RN, Nurse Executive with Health Policy
    • MSN-RN, Nurse Executive with Risk Management
  6. 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 - Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling
    • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Military Families & Culture
    • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Trauma & Crisis Counseling
    • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Forensic Psychology
    • PhD in Clinical Psychology - General
    • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Health Psychology
    • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Industrial & Organizational Psychology
    • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Teaching Psychology
    • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Administration and Leadership
    • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Child & Adolescent Development
    • PhD in Developmental Psychology - General
    • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Health & Human Development
    • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Internat'l Persp Develop Psyc
    • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Research
    • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Self Design
    • PhD in Developmental Psychology - Teaching
    • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Criminal Justice
    • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Crisis Response
    • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Crisis/Leadership Management
    • PhD in Forensic Psychology - General
    • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology
    • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Self-Design
    • PhD in Forensic Psychology - Victimology
    • PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology - Consulting Psychology
    • PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology - Evidence-Based Coaching
    • PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology - General Practice
    • PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology - Human Resource Management
    • PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology - International Business
    • PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology - Self-Designed
    • PhD in Psychology - Educational Psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - Health Psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - Research
    • PhD in Psychology - Social Psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - Teaching
  7. Public Policy
    • PhD in Public Policy & Administration - General
  8. Social Work and Human Services
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Advanced Clinical Social Practice (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) - Military Social Work (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)
    • 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 (Standard: up to 2 courses/term)