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Why Walden

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Why Walden

We're a Pioneer In Distance Learning

In 1970, two teachers were inspired to create better opportunities for adult learners pursuing advanced degrees—and Walden University was born. Today, we’re at the forefront of delivering high-quality distance online education for working professionals.

#1

AWARDING RESEARCH DOCTORATES TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS1

169K+

GRADUATES MAKE UP THE WALDEN ALUMNI NETWORK2

600+

FACULTY RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND MENTORSHIP3

An Accredited University

Quality matters—especially when it comes to your education.  Walden is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence.

All Accreditations
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cacrep
cswe
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CEPH Accredited  
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PMIGAC - Global Accreditation Center for Project Management - accredited program logo 
ABET Computing Accreditation Commission 

Light the Way

With a Degree From Walden University, You Can Make a Greater Difference

Meet Anna, a nurse who went to the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis in New York. Listen to her story of tragedy and resilience, and learn more about how she’s achieving her dream of becoming a family nurse practitioner.

At Walden, we believe a good education is an Education for Good.®

Different Ways to Learn

You Decide How to Complete Your Degree

You have a unique learning style—and a unique schedule. That’s why Walden offers you more than one way to learn. Choose the one that fits you best.

Course-Based Learning

Learn the Traditional Way

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

Schedule-Based

Complete your program on a predetermined schedule, with set deadlines to help you make steady progress.

Instructor-Led

Get guidance from dedicated faculty who are there to help you through your coursework

Pay by the Course

Payment plans and tuition savings opportunities may be available to help make your degree more affordable.

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Tempo Learning®

A Different Way to Learn

Choose this option if you prefer a flexible learning experience with no set weekly deadlines, allowing you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule.

You Set the Pace

Access your coursework when your schedule allows. Speed up your studies—or slow them down—when needed.

Subscription Pricing

Three-month, all-you-can-learn subscription pricing can help you minimize your tuition costs.

Support When You Need It

A personal Academic Coach helps you map out your goals. Faculty are always available for advice and guidance.

FAQ about Walden’s Online Programs