For 45 years, Walden University, an accredited institution, has been serving the higher education needs of adult learners. Today, more than 47,800 students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries are pursing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and certificates online in a broad range of disciplines including health sciences, counseling, criminal justice, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, social work, public administration, and information technology.

Through programs that reflect current market trends and promote positive social change, Walden is committed to helping you achieve your goals, enabling you to make a difference in your career and community as a Walden graduate. 

Our Mission

Walden University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change.

This commitment to positive social change is reflected throughout the university and translated into real-world impact through:

Social Change Impact Report
• Global Days of Service
• Scholars of Change


Our Vision, Our Community

We envision a distinctively 21st-century learning community where knowledge is judged worthy to the degree that it can be applied by its graduates to the immediate solutions of critical societal changes, thereby advancing the greater global good.

Learn more about our history. Meet the community of scholar-practitioners who are building our future.

• Leadership
• Faculty
• Students
• Alumni

Values and Standards

Walden is a student-centered, accredited online university committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and integrity. Learn about the accreditations, awards, and surveys that measure our success in meeting those standards.

• Accreditation
• Faculty Accomplishments
• Awards
• Demonstrating Accountability, Transparency,    and Assessment (DATA)
• Partnerships and Affiliations


Our Colleges and Programs

Through our schools and colleges, Walden offers more than 80 degree programs with more than 370 specializations and concentrations. Learn more about each of our colleges’ outstanding programs and faculty.

• The Richard W. Riley College of Education    and Leadership
• College of Health Sciences
• College of Management and Technology
• College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
• Center for General Education

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