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See a bolder future with an education built on 50+ years of social change.


Education for a Bolder Future

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You want something better—for yourself, your family, and your community. We’re here to help you achieve it. Start your transformation journey at Walden, an online university for working adults.

  • 100+ degrees and certificates
  • Hands-on learning
  • Tuition savings




Quality Matters

Walden is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is proud to have specialized accreditations for many of our online college programs. All accreditations.

Walden ranks No. 1 in granting research degrees across a variety of fields including nursing, education, and psychology.

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As part of our commitment to improving access to higher education, our online college offers many options to make your degree more affordable. For those who apply and qualify, this includes financial aid, grants, scholarships, and more.

Up to 25%

Potential savings with Walden’s Believe & Achieve ScholarshipTM
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You have a busy schedule. That’s why Walden offers many start dates and a choice of learning formats. Our online college curriculum and support services are tailored to meet the needs—and ambitions—of busy working professionals.


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Put your skills into practice with hands-on learning experiences in many of Walden’s online degree programs.

  • Field work for practical experience
  • Interactive simulations and case studies
  • Faculty who are experts in their fields

Walden University is # 1 in research doctorates for nursing, education, and psychology.

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Take the first step toward the change you want to see.

FAQ about Walden’s Online Programs

Is Walden an accredited online university?

Walden University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation is a mark of quality. Walden has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1990. In July 2023, HLC reaffirmed the institutional accreditation of Walden for another 10-year period.

Being accredited by HLC validates that our online university lives its mission, operates with integrity, hires academically qualified faculty, and provides the resources and support necessary for our students to succeed.

Walden has also earned programmatic accreditations from the following organizations:

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

By earning programmatic accreditation, a specific program, school, or college demonstrates that it has met the academic standards that help prepare students for advancement in a particular field.

Is Walden University a reputable university?

An HLC-accredited online university, Walden is highly regarded among students, graduates, and employers. Consider the following results of Walden’s 2022 Student, Alumni, and Employer Satisfaction Surveys:

  • Nearly nine out of 10 (86%) Walden students who responded to our survey are satisfied or very satisfied with Walden. More than eight out of 10 (84%) said they were likely or very likely to recommend Walden to others.
  • More than eight out of 10 (85%) alumni survey respondents reported that the Walden curriculum was relevant to their work. Eight out of 10 (81%) said their Walden degree enhanced their professional competence.
Is Walden University considered a leader in online education?

Yes. Walden has been an innovator in remote learning for more than 50 years. Founded in 1970 to support working professionals through distance education, our university was at the forefront of online learning with the launch of its first online graduate program in 1995.

Today, Walden offers more than 100 online degree and certificate programs. Our offerings are purposefully designed to meet the needs of adult online learners, featuring:

  • Alternative ways to learn, including Tempo Learning®, our competency-based option that lets you progress through your program at a pace that works for you. Walden was among the first universities to bring new learning modalities to online learners, launching our MS in Early Childhood Studies degree program in the Tempo Learning® format in 2015.
  • Multiple online degree completion tracks in many programs to meet you where you are in your education and career.
  • Immersive learning experiences that include multimedia case studies, interactive VR simulations, and hands-on fieldwork.

In 2023, Walden was recognized by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) for its excellence in innovation, research, and training, receiving the following awards:

  • Trendsetter in Distance Learning Award
  • Excellence in Distance Learning Research Award
  • Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching/Training Award

Walden also received Silver and Bronze awards in the Higher Ed Innovation category from the USDLA in 2022.

How does Walden support its students?

At Walden University, we take pride in our supportive environment and wide range of resources designed to help our students thrive. When you enroll with us, you’re never alone. We’re dedicated to making sure you have everything you need to earn your online degree and achieve your personal and professional goals.

Robust student support is available at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, including:

  • Walden Undergraduate Academy™, our online learning community offering specialized support for first-time adult online college students.
  • The Walden Doctoral Degree Coach™, which helps students find the right support when they need it and stay on track throughout their journey.
  • The Walden University Practicum Pledge™ for all Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students. With Practicum Pledge™, students benefit from our collaborative, dedicated process to help them find a right-fit, on-time practicum match.
  • Walden's Writing Center, with a staff of full-time instructors to help students in our online degree programs become confident academic writers.
  • Our vast online library that provides 24/7 access to 170+ research databases containing 96,000+ full-text journals, 250,000+ electronic books, and 5.5 million+ dissertations.
  • OASIS (Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services), which has highly experienced, professional staff as well as peer tutors and mentors who provide resources, tools, and support for academic and professional skills development.
What does it mean to have a mission of social change?

At Walden, social change is not just something we talk about; it’s who we are. Since 1970, we’ve provided a diverse community of career professionals the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners—so they can apply what they’ve learned to effect positive social change. As a student in our online university, you can gain the skills and inspiration you need to make a difference by addressing real challenges where you live, in your profession, and in the world around you.

Will Walden accept credits transferred from other institutions?

Yes, you may be able to transfer qualifying credits from other institutions to Walden. In fact, we’ve made the process of transferring credits as simple as possible:

  • Apply to one of our online programs and answer a few questions.
  • Submit your transcripts.
  • Get a transfer-of-credit evaluation.
  • Review your approved transfer-of-credit offer with your Enrollment Specialist.

Speak to an Enrollment Specialist for a free transfer-of-credit evaluation by calling 1-866-492-5336 (or one of our international toll-free phone numbers for students outside the U.S.).