We embraced online learning because it allows students like you to earn a degree while holding down a job and taking care of family responsibilities. Over the years, we’ve curated resources to make the experience even better, including:
Faculty trained in online learning: Our faculty are practitioners in the fields they teach—and are experienced in online teaching.
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.
Charlotte: Our virtual assistant provides answers to essential questions and performs a variety of tasks to make life easier for students.
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 education options that fit the way you learn and the schedule you manage, including:
Course-based online learning: Learn on your schedule, online, in a familiar course format you would find in a standard university setting.
Tempo Competency-Based Learning™: Build on the skills and knowledge you already have and customize the pace of your learning.
Certificates: Choose from a variety of certificate programs that allow you to quickly acquire new competencies you can immediately apply in your job—without enrolling in a degree program.
Flexible program tracks: Earn your degree in a way that works for you. Options include the One-Credit MSEd track, which enables you to choose your course load and select from three time frames to complete your degree.
School of Lifelong Learning: Continue your academic journey with single courses, short courses, and microlearning experiences that range in intensity and length—from a couple of hours to a full semester.
There was a time when working professionals who wanted to earn a degree often had to give up their jobs and even move their families. Teachers Bernie and Rita Turner thought there should be a better way. In 1970, they founded Walden University—and created a better way forward for adult learners.
Online education: In 1995, when most colleges weren’t even considering online learning, we were pioneering it. We saw it as a way to meet the evolving needs of working adults and provide more opportunities to students who were historically underrepresented in higher education.
Innovation: Twenty-five years later, we continue to develop new technology and tools to transform the online learning experience—from artificial intelligence-driven assistants to help you manage your progress to virtual reality simulations that bring content and experiences to life.