Walden University

Walden University Student Enrollment and Financial Aid Info

Walden University is an online school based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A significant majority of Walden's students are enrolled in a graduate program; however, the institution awards bachelor's, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates. It also offers principal and teacher preparation programs, endorsement programs and a variety of graduate level courses for teachers.

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. It has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1990, and is also accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Today, Walden University is completely online and it offers nine doctoral degree programs, 17 master's degree programs and 12 bachelor's degree programs. Its curriculum includes nursing, information technology and psychology; however, a large percentage of students are enrolled in education and business administration degree programs. There are nearly 35,000 students, of which more than 32,000 are graduate students.

Schools and Colleges at Walden University

  • Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
  • College of Management and Technology
  • NTU School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • School of Management
  • School of Public Policy and Administration
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • School of Psychology
  • College of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Counseling and Social Service
  • Center for Undergraduate Studies

Enrollment Process and Information

Applicants to Walden's bachelor's degree program must have a high school diploma and meet one of several requirements, including having completed 90 college credit hours, or being a member of the U.S. military or 24 years old. Graduate program applicants must have a bachelor's degree and two professional references. Doctoral program applicants must have a master's degree, three years of related work experience and two professional references. Applications to all degree programs may be submitted online and must also include a written personal statement of goals and achievements, a resume and official transcripts.

Financial Aid Information

Federal financial aid options include Stafford Loans for undergraduate students and GradPLUS Loans for graduate students. Walden University also offers monthly payment plans through Sallie May TuitionPay, as well as several scholarships for graduate and doctoral students. Graduate scholarships include the Commitment to Social Change Scholarship, and doctoral scholarships include the Dave Palmer Military Scholarship for active-duty U.S. military. Walden also offers the Teacher of the Year Recipient Scholarship for graduate and doctoral students who have recently been named a state teacher-of-the-year.

Career Services

Walden University offers online career services through its website. Job placement services include career information, skills assessment, resume and cover letter assistance, networking advice and interview tips.

Contact Information

  • Address: Walden University, 155 5th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2511
  • Phone Number: (866) 492-5336