About Walden University

Evolving Online Learning

Earn a degree that can change everything—from a university that redefined distance learning.

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Ready for the Moment

Walden was founded to offer a quality education to students who historically have been excluded from the traditional university experience for various reasons. As we’ve evolved, Walden has expanded opportunities for students of all backgrounds.

Find your path forward with:

  • Relevant online programs developed by experts and taught by faculty trained in online instruction.
  • Learning formats and modalities designed to help you learn best.
  • Personalized student support services to guide you every step of the way.
  • An education experience that empowers you to make a bigger difference in the world.

Learn how Walden can help you earn your degree, regardless of the challenges along the way. Call one of our Enrollment Specialists at 8552035779.

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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.

Walden University was founded to take a stand against unequal access to higher education. Our mission of social change continues to drive everything our university does. If you want to make the world a better place in ways large or small, we’ve created a learning experience that will empower you to do that.

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

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

  • 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. 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 post-secondary educational institutions. The database is searchable by institution name, accrediting body, and geographic region.

Learn more about the advantages of earning an accredited degree from Walden University. Request information by filling out the form on this page, by calling 8552035779.
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

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

Tira Wallace | Master of Public Health (MPH) Student

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