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Admissions and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees vary by degree program because programs at Walden are tailored to the specific needs of professionals in each field.

For more information about grants, scholarships, and tuition savings, please click here or complete the information request form and a Walden University enrollment advisor will contact you.

Monthly Payment Plans

Walden University partners with Sallie Mae TuitionPay to provide students with an alternative to paying full tuition at the beginning of each term. Through TuitionPay’s monthly payment plan, you may spread the cost of your tuition over multiple months—interest-free. The TuitionPay plan is not a loan, and there is an enrollment fee.

Simplify your school expenses with:

  • Convenient monthly payments that allow you to pay tuition in manageable installments.
  • Multiple payment plan options, including some that can be combined with school loan programs (if available in your country of residence).
  • No-interest payments, which may eliminate your need for loans.

For more information, complete the information request form and a Walden University enrollment advisor will contact you.

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General Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for Walden’s programs vary but generally include the following:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Applicable test scores
  • Completed online application
  • Employment history
  • List of transfer credits

For more information on transferring your credits to an accredited university, click here

Admission Considerations

Doctoral Degree or Specialist Program General Admission Requirements*

  • A master’s degree or higher
  • Three years of related professional or academic experience

*Select doctoral programs only require a bachelor’s degree for admission. 

Master’s Degree Program General Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher

Bachelor’s Degree Program General Admission Requirements

Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. 

Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Are 24 years old or older.
  • Are between the ages of 21 and 23 and have at least 12 transferable college credit hours
  • Are active in the military or a veteran.
  • Have already earned 90 college credit hours.

For assistance deciding which specialization fits your goals, call an enrollment advisor at:


Start Dates

Walden University offers frequent start dates so that you can begin your program when it’s most convenient for you. For information about start dates for your degree program of interest, complete the information request form and a Walden University enrollment advisor will contact you.

General Considerations for International Students

  • English is the language of instruction. Depending on the language in which you earned your previous degree(s), you may need to submit test scores showing your level of English proficiency.
  • Walden University is not authorized to grant student visas for study in the United States.
  • To be admitted, you need the equivalent of a high school diploma, associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution or a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education. You may have your transcript(s) evaluated free of charge by Walden. This evaluation will only be valid for application to Walden.
  • Applicants requesting transfer of credit must have their transcript(s) from outside the United States certified for equivalency to U.S. degrees or coursework. Walden offers this service for free.
  • International applications are due at least eight weeks before the U.S. application deadline, so please plan accordingly.
  • You will need regular access to a computer with an Internet connection (1.5Mbps or higher due to streaming media needs).

Many countries have their own accrediting bodies, and degree recognition differs from country to country. Prospective students who reside outside of the United States are advised to review accreditation requirements for their own country to confirm recognition of their Walden program of choice.

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