For more than 40 years, Walden University, an accredited institution, has helped working professionals reach their educational goals. Walden degree and certificate programs are designed to help students explore current market trends, gain relevant skills that can be applied immediately in the real world, and create positive social change in their lives and communities.
Students are taught by faculty members who are both scholars and practitioners, bringing academic perspective and practical experience into the online classroom.
Why Choose Walden?
• Options: Walden currently offers more than 80 degree programs, more than 370 specializations and concentrations, and more than 50 certificate programs, so you can find the program or area of study you need.
• Peer network: In the Walden community, which is made up of more than 127,600 students and alumni, you have a network of peers who can support you on your journey.
• Many perspectives: Walden’s diverse student body comes from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries.
• Expert faculty: Walden’s more than 3,000 faculty members are experts in their fields who bring real-world experience to their courses.
• Student satisfaction: 91% of Walden graduates who responded to a 2013 Walden survey indicated being very satisfied or satisfied with their alma mater.*
Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:
Walden courses focus on practical skills and strategies you can apply immediately in the workplace. You will be encouraged to use what you learn to consider innovative solutions to real-world problems, and many programs offer the opportunity to apply what you have learned through a practicum experience.
Courses take into consideration current research and case studies to enhance critical thinking. Our online format encourages collaboration and discussion so you can learn from other professionals in your field.
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) – accredited college, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness and improving student achievement.
Earn your education degree from a university that is dedicated to increasing educator effectiveness and student achievement.
Our programs will connect you with nationally recognized education experts, master teachers, and scholar-practitioners.
Walden offers both state-approved educator licensure programs as well as programs and courses that do not lead to licensure or endorsements. Prospective students must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling.
Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.
Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6275 to determine whether Walden’s programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.
“I chose Walden University because of its reputation for providing a quality master's degree program that fosters growth in its students both in academics and in leadership.”
Walden University’s B.S. in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), and Ph.D. in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education.
This accreditation reaffirms the quality of Walden’s programs and support services, as well as our commitment to continuous assessment and improvement. Earning an ACBSP-accredited degree can better prepare you to compete and succeed in the global marketplace. Employers recognize the value of graduates of a program with educational standards modeled on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, used by businesses, government, and other organizations as a measure of quality.
“I was studying with people from the U.S., Ireland, and Kenya. That allowed me to understand their cultures, their traditions, their ways of doing things, their ways of operation. It was a beautiful learning experience for me.”
Walden’s M.S. in Management provides the skills you need to effectively advance your career in the government, nonprofit, or private sector.
From streamlining processes and systems to practical strategies for motivating people, this master’s program can empower you to:
Discover how to positively affect lives and make a difference for your patients, your organization, and the future of healthcare with our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Collaborate with nurses around the country and with expert faculty—100% of whom hold doctoral degrees. This CCNE-accredited program can position you to pursue a nursing leadership role or to continue your studies with a doctoral degree.
Reach the highest level of nursing practice and discover how to promote a more effective and efficient healthcare system. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program gives you the credentials you need to assume a greater leadership role within a healthcare organization, and it can help you contribute to improved patient outcomes and healthcare delivery. You can build on your expertise to enhance patient care, gain the knowledge and skills needed to train the next generation of nurses, and translate theory into an advanced nursing practice that enriches the health of populations and communities.
Walden University’s MSN and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.
“One of the main reasons I enrolled at Walden was because it is accredited, which means my degree is valid anywhere across the world.”
An online health sciences degree or online public health degree from Walden University will prepare you to pursue opportunities in a diverse array of environments, including healthcare services, research, and education. Graduates of our public health and health sciences programs are accomplished authors, teachers, advocates, and administrators who are making a difference in the lives of others.
Walden University’s School of Health Sciences features a distinguished faculty of researchers, scholars, and professionals with both private and public sector experience. They blend academic theory, experiential knowledge, and an eye towards latest trends and legislation to enhance your perspective on healthcare issues and practices.
Our online health sciences degree and online public health degree programs will empower you to promote positive change—in your organization, and in the world. Walden’s innovative scholar-practitioner model equips you with the competencies you need to educate, motivate, and advocate for healthier communities.
Prepare for a career in the counseling profession with Walden University’s M.S. in Mental Health Counseling. Examine a range of topics affecting the counseling field, including assessment, legal and ethical concerns, and intervention. This program also explores counseling techniques, including substance abuse counseling and career counseling. Prepare to make a positive change in your community and your organization through this CACREP-accredited online degree program.
Walden University's M.S. in Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, state- by- state educational requirements, and internship and practicum requirements; however, it remains the student's responsibility to evaluate and understand the licensure requirements for the state or international location in which he or she intends to work as requirements vary widely. Walden University makes no representation or guarantee that the completion of a degree or coursework for graduate credit will permit the student to obtain licensure.
Walden's M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP accreditation attests to the quality and relevancy of our program—a program that helps provide you with the skills and credibility to maximize your impact on your profession. In addition, earning a degree that is CACREP-accredited helps to streamline the licensing application process and provides you with an advantage when applying to doctoral programs.
“The international nature of the classrooms at Walden gave me the opportunity to interact with students of diverse cultures and nationalities.”
The program is designed to provide the vital business fundamentals and leadership lessons you need to advance in today’s competitive global workplace, plus flexible options you can use to tailor the program to complement your professional goals.Credit for previous educational experience may be counted towards helping you to complete your degree faster. You can even receive a graduate-level certificate after completing the first four courses in the program, earning you a valuable credential while you work toward completing your M.B.A.
The EMBA program provides experienced business professionals real-world, practical knowledge that you can apply immediately in the workplace while taking their education to the next level. By identifying your personal leadership style and cultivating new leadership skills, you will be better prepared to compete in complex global industries.
Executive Masters of Business Administration (E.M.B.A) If you are an experienced business professional who wants to take their education to the next level, the online Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program provides real-world, practical knowledge that you can apply immediately in the workplace. The MBA Program works towards identifying your personal leadership style and developing new leadership skills, allowing you to be better prepared to compete in complex global industries.
Walden’s Executive Master of Business Administration program can help you accelerate your career as a global business leader. The experience and skills you will gain through Walden’s Executive M.B.A. courses will help you take on a new leadership role with your current organization—or chart a leadership direction for your future.
This selective Executive M.B.A. degree program creates a diverse team environment in which experienced professionals can thrive on the exchange of new ideas and perspectives. With Walden’s online Executive M.B.A. program, you can:
“It’s a unique experience being an international student in Walden’s online classroom. One of the exciting things about that experience is being able to connect globally by speaking with colleagues who are going through the same experiences as you are, learning at the same time. When you talk to somebody in Africa, you learn that you share experiences, but you also learn about the international differences. It allows us all in that classroom to feel like we are one cohesive unit striving for the same outcome. We’re doing it from different places and different time zones, but it never really felt like we were that far apart.”
Walden University offers some Ph.D. in Psychology specializations that lead to professional licensure and others that do not. Contact an enrollment advisor for assistance in evaluating whether your chosen specialization can lead to professional licensure in your state.
If you’re interested in pursuing an online psychology degree, Walden’s School of Psychology offers options at the both the master’s and doctoral levels. Our programs integrate theory and practice to equip you with skills that you can apply immediately in your profession.
Some of our online counseling degrees and online psychology degree programs utilize face-to-face residencies, which provide you with critical support during your master’s or doctoral journey. Held in various locations in the U.S. and other parts of the world, Walden residencies enable you to strengthen your research, writing, and critical thinking skills while collaborating with faculty, staff, and peers.
At Walden University, our online psychology degree programs and online counseling degrees are taught by faculty members with years of practical, real-world experience in their respective fields. Through challenging coursework and cooperative collaboration, our instructors create an effective and engaging learning environment that’s designed to facilitate your success.
“I spend my days balancing the life as an adult educator, a mentor to children, and a United States ambassador to an African AIDS orphanage in Uganda. By partnering with Walden University and earning my M.S. in Mental Health Counseling degree, I have expanded my vision of leadership, cultural relevance, and unconditional positive regard to be a catalyst for social change. By combining my dedication and hard work with the knowledge I have gained through Walden University, we are making a difference.”
Whether you aspire to be a leader or a teacher in the criminal justice arena, Walden University’s Ph.D. in Criminal Justice online program can prepare you with the skills you need for career advancement. Benefit from the expertise of seasoned, doctoral-level instructors as you explore contemporary criminal justice theory and practice as well as the latest trends and issues facing the field today. In this doctoral program, you can select one of six optional specializations to align your program of study with your professional objectives. Reach a significant milestone in your career as you earn one of the most highly respected degrees in the criminal justice profession and prepare to lead change in the communities and organizations you serve.
Stay at the forefront of this evolving field as you study the latest theories and explore today’s increasingly sophisticated criminal justice issues. Gain broad exposure to the field of criminal justice, including how law enforcement, courts, and corrections function and interact at the local, state, and federal level. In the M.S. in Criminal Justice program at Walden University, you can explore a unique curriculum that combines criminal behavioural theory with technology, homeland security, and management skills that you can apply immediately on the job or use to advance your career.