From your first inquiry about your online program and throughout your studies, you can benefit from our wide range of student support services designed to help you succeed in attaining your online degree.

Founded in 1970, Walden University is a global leader in student-centered online education. A regionally accredited institution in the United States, Walden University attracts a community of extraordinary students and faculty from around the world.

Our quality online programs feature:

  • Nationally recognized experts
  • Accomplished faculty
  • Visionary leadership

Our Mission

Walden University’s mission is to provide a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change.

A Leader in Online Education

 

The educational and life goals of the students in Walden’s graduate and undergraduate programs are as diverse and unique as the students themselves.

Our students are committed to pursuing an education that will not only open doors to personal and professional achievement, but will also allow them to have a positive impact on their community and the world around them.

Three values—quality, integrity, and student-centered learning—are at the core of the university. A commitment to these values demands:

  • High standards of excellence.
  • Uncompromising openness and honesty.
  • Primary attention to the progress of our students towards their goals.

Walden University was founded in 1970 by two teachers seeking a better way for adults to pursue advanced degrees without leaving the workforce.

That vision meant rethinking a brick-and-mortar classroom to allow broader access through distance education. Our proven track record in online higher education has grown our learning community to include more than 52,600 students and more than 96,000 alumni worldwide.

Today, we continue to find new and innovative ways to support the unique needs of adult learners like you. Our online degree programs are developed to advance your knowledge and help you apply that knowledge in ways that impact your profession and your community through:

  • Quality programs
  • A focus on relevant, actionable learning
  • Superior student support
  • A path for lifelong learning

We understand how important it is to provide you with the resources and services you need to balance your studies with your professional and personal commitments. As a result, our online education experience centers on your unique needs as an adult learner.

As a student at Walden you will:

  • Get a view of online education from the inside.
  • Find out how the faculty is engaged in every aspect of your learning.
  • Explore how you can collaborate with faculty and fellow students from across the United States and potentially around the world.
 

You can also learn more about some of the special learning opportunities that may be in your program, such as:

  • Residencies that promote opportunities for networking and collaboration.
  • Practicums and internships that provide real-world learning opportunities.
  • Capstone courses that offer opportunities to showcase newly acquired knowledge and skills.
  • MobileLearn® technology that enables learning on the go.
  • Virtual Field Experience (VFE®) that allows you to observe and learn from experts in your field.

Learn more about Walden’s unique approach to distance education. Request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 855-589-5866.

Walden’s faculty members enrich the online university’s learning community with their wide range of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds. They are gifted instructors and expert mentors who are selected for their academic and industry credentials as well as for their teaching abilities.

As active participants in your learning, our faculty is eager to help you succeed. Learn more about our faculty.

 

More About Walden

 
  • Tempo Learning™

    Walden now offers a competency-based approach to learning for several degree programs. With Tempo Learning™, you can save time and money by completing competencies for what you already know. Learn more.

  • Accreditation

    Accreditation is an important hallmark of quality. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) www.hlcommission.orgThe Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is a regional accrediting association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The HLC is a U.S. membership organization for educational institutions that was created to develop and maintain high standards of academic excellence. When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned their degree from an accredited university. Read more about Walden's accreditations.

    Walden University is listed in the U.S. Department of Education’s comprehensive database of accredited postsecondary educational institutions. The database is searchable by institution name, accrediting body, and geographic region.

    Learn more about the advantages of a Walden online education. Request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 855-589-5866.

  • Follow Your Why

    Every step forward begins with an idea. When you take the next step with an advanced degree from Walden University, you're turning thought into action and ideas into impact. That's what it means to follow your why. Learn more.

A University for Working Professionals

 
  • Learn With Leaders

    Walden faculty are subject-matter experts who are dedicated to your success.

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Relevant Curriculum

    Coursework is based on the latest research and current best practices.


 

Testimonials

 
 
 

“The academic advisor I spoke with really helped clarify my priorities and evaluate what option was best for me."

Tira Wallace | Master of Public Health (MPH) Student