Walden University


What They're Known For:

Walden University was built on the principle that knowledge and education are most valuable when they make a positive impact on the world. With over 60 online degree programs, including more than 300 specializations and concentrations, Walden enables students to achieve the worthy goals that underpin their motto: “A higher degree. A higher purpose.”

Walden University has helped over 49,500 alumni develop the skills and knowledge they need to not just enhance their careers, but also enrich their personal lives and the lives of everyone they encounter.  In addition to high academic standards, accomplished faculty, and rigorous curriculum, Walden offers students the unique opportunity to gain the experience they need to affect positive social change. 

Unique Opportunities:

Walden University offers a wide array of online degree programs to support your educational goals, including:

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling and Social Service

  • Ph.D. in Human Services: Learn to evaluate and create better, more effective public and private service programs to help others.
  • M.S. in Mental Health Counseling: Develop the skills and knowledge you need to seek licensure and help others with behavioral disorders. 

School of Psychology: Programs are available on the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and certificate level to help you learn the tenets of psychology and how to help people’s increasingly diverse and complex needs.

School of Public Policy and Administration: Real social change starts with public and nonprofit leaders who are willing to lead the charge and make a difference.  Degree programs and certificates are available to give both public and nonprofit professionals the training they need to navigate government, private and nonprofit organizations – and, as a result, execute solutions that will affect positive change in their communities.  

College of Management and Technology

School of Management: Want to make a measurable difference in your organization or field of work – or simply thrive in today’s increasingly complex business environment?  Our bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate programs provide cutting edge curriculum in business, management and administration, helping you develop the confidence and skills you need become a more effective leader.

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Today’s educational environment is increasingly complex and challenging.  Arm yourself with the tools necessary to become an effective educator through Walden’s education and leadership programs.  This program can help you learn effective tactics to make lead your school or community into a brighter, more educated future.

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences: Our advanced degree programs, rooted in practice-oriented theories as well as qualitative and quantitative research, can help you better understand society’s increasingly complex health needs.

School of Nursing: Nurses are essential to today’s growing healthcare industry.  Gain real-world nursing skills, work with students around the country and learn the skills you need to excel from nationally recognized experts in the field.  Programs include:

  • CCNE-accredited master’s degree online
  • Post-master’s certificate in nursing

Accelerate into Master’s (AIM)

AIM Program at Walden

If you want to progress from a bachelor’s to a master’s degree in less time, the Walden’s Accelerate into Master’s (AIM) degree option may be for you.  In this program, high-performing undergraduate students can take as many as five graduate-level courses as an undergraduate student, which are then applied towards a master’s degree.  You could earn your master’s degree in as little as one year, depending on your choice of degree program and personal progress.  The AIM option is currently offered to qualified undergraduate students enrolled in the following Bachelor of Science areas:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Studies
  • Political Science and Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Public Health

Why We Love Walden University:

  • Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. 
  • Their M.S. degree program in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 
  • All of their programs highlight the importance of using education to contribute to the greater global good, and encourage students to apply what they’ve learned to make positive changes in their families as well as communities and organizations around the world.   

*Note on Licensure
Walden's M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP accreditation attests to the quality and relevancy of our program-a program that helps provide you with the skills and credibility to maximize your impact on your profession. In addition, earning a degree that is CACREP-accredited helps to streamline the licensing application process and provides you with an advantage when applying to doctoral programs.

Because no graduate program can guarantee licensure upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate agency to determine specific requirements. For more information about licensure, students should visit the National Board for Certified Counselors at www.nbcc.org/stateboardmap and contact the appropriate licensing body. International students are encouraged to identify and contact their appropriate licensing body.

Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.

Prospective Washington state students are advised to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction at 1-360-725-6320 or prof.educ@k12.wa.us to determine whether Walden's programs in the field of education are approved for teacher certification or endorsements in Washington state. Additionally, teachers are advised to contact their individual school district as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.


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