Many passions, one purpose: Making a positive change.

Walden's students and graduates are using the knowledge they've gained from their online degrees to make a difference around the world. Our story gallery features a sampling of their stories.

Unlocking secrets
Ph.D. in Psychology

Dr. Nancy Musarra's Ph.D. research may help unlock the secrets of Asperger's Disorder.

War's hidden wounds
Ph.D. in Psychology

How one Walden graduate is helping soldiers whose injuries go beyond the physical.

What happens in Vegas...
Ph.D. in Psychology

...is sometimes quite sad. But chaplain and Ph.D. candidate Charles Bolin is there to help.

Public safety first
Ph.D. in Management

David Boyd's Ph.D. research is helping first responders respond more effectively.

Empowering women
Ph.D. in Management

Dr. Sharon Freeman is helping disenfranchised women in foreign countries engage in global trade.

"Pay it Forward" 
M.S. in Nursing

Inspired by the book and movie, M.S. Degree in Nursing student Cynthia Hickman is doing just that.

Rebecca's "Walden" pond
M.S. in Education and Ed.D.

Walden University inspired teacher Rebecca McLelland-Crawley to save a polluted pond.

A mother's passion
M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology

Susann Getsch's love for her special needs children inexorably led her here. To Walden University.

A dramatic change
Ph.D. in Education

Judith DeVries left corporate America to help ex-offenders earn high school diplomas.

From G.E.D. to Ph.D. 
Ph.D. in Management

If you never stop learning, there's no telling how far you will go. Just ask Lorraine Priest.

Profits and ethics
Ph.D. in Management

Ph.D. student Kasthuri Henry passionately believes that profits and ethics are not incompatible goals.