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Balance Earning a Degree With Your Busy Life

As an adult learner, you have a full life and a busy schedule. You also have your own unique learning style. Walden was made for people like you, with online education options designed to fit your needs.

Find your path forward with:

  • Quality online programs developed by experts and taught by experienced faculty who excel at online instruction.
  • Learning formats that let you personalize your pace and costs.
  • Comprehensive student support services to help you stay on track at every step of your program.
  • An education experience that empowers you to make a bigger difference in the world.

Ready to take a bold step toward a brighter future? Call one of our Enrollment Specialists at 855-203-1383.

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Walden has been at the forefront of high-quality distance learning for more than 50 years. During that time, we’ve curated resources to make the online education experience even better for adult learners, including:

  • Faculty who excel at teaching online: Many of our faculty are active practitioners in the fields they teach—and all are trained in delivering effective, engaging online instruction.

  • Student Success Advisor: You’ve got an advocate in your corner who will follow your academic progress and provide essential support when you need it.

  • 24/7 assistance: Our virtual assistant, Charlotte, is always on hand to answer your questions and help you stay on track.

Even if traditional classroom learning were feasible for everyone, it’s not right for everyone. Walden understood that from our very beginning. Today, we offer online education options that fit the way you learn and the schedule you manage, including:

  • Course-based learning: If you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule, the standard course-based format may be a good choice for you.

  • Tempo Learning®: Our competency-based format allows you to personalize and control the length, cost, and pacing of your program.

  • Certificates: Quickly gain new skills you can apply immediately on the job by choosing from a variety of certificate programs.

  • Flexible program tracks: Earn your degree in a way that works for you. Adjust the number of courses you take up or down to fit the realities and demands of your life.

  • Bite-sized learning options:No matter where you are in your academic journey, Walden's School of Lifelong Learning offers ways to upskill, reskill, and expand your knowledge with courses ranging from a couple of hours to a full semester.

Teachers Bernie and Rita Turner founded Walden University in 1970 to create a better way forward for adult learners. More than 50 years later, we continue to develop new approaches and technologies to transform the remote learning experience.

Our learning innovations help you manage your progress and practice and refine your skills while bringing course content to life:

  • AI-driven assistants
  • Virtual simulations
  • Animated video case studies
  • Interactive media

Walden’s mission of social change is at the core of our online education programs. If you want to make the world a better place in ways large or small, we’ve cultivated a learning experience to help you achieve it.

  • Social change curriculum: Our college leadership, faculty members, and curriculum developers continually evaluate Walden’s programs to assess how well we prepare you to effect positive social change.

  • Center for Social Change: The Center is a hub that promotes, facilitates, and supports collaborative partnerships, action research, and projects that lead to sustainable positive social change.

  • Social determinants of health: Walden’s online degree programs can prepare you to help underserved populations overcome social and economic barriers and improve their health.

  • Global Days of Service: Members of the Walden community know each idea and action can make a positive impact. During Global Days of Service, our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and families participate in service projects around the world.

More About Walden

Tempo Learning LogoWalden offers a competency-based approach to learning for several degree programs. With Tempo Learning®, you can save time and money by applying what you already know to complete competencies. Learn more.

Accreditation is an important hallmark of quality. Walden University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is a U.S. membership organization for educational institutions that was created to develop and maintain high standards of academic excellence.

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

In addition to institutional accreditation, Walden is proud to have earned several specialized accreditations. Specialized accreditation is given to a college, school, or specific degree program within a university, most often for professional programs that lead to certification or licensure. Walden has specialized accreditations from organizations including Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), and Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Read more about Walden’s accreditations.

Learn more about earning a degree online from Walden University. Request information by filling out the form on this page, by calling 888-964-9133.

For decades, we’ve been providing a clear path forward, no matter what’s happening in your world. We were among the first to show society that an online education is a powerful force for good. And we’ve given generations of students the freedom to be ambitious and the confidence to earn their degree. Because online learning isn’t a way around. It’s your way forward. Learn more.

Why study at Walden?

Tira Wallace

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Tira Wallace | Master of Public Health (MPH) Student

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