Minneapolis—March 9, 2011— Walden University and the District of Columbia Department of Human Resources today announced an educational partnership that offers more than 30,000 employees of the District government the opportunity to enroll in online higher education programs at a reduced tuition.

“The District of Columbia Department of Human Resources is proud to partner with Walden University,” said Camille A. Bryan, EdD, associate director of the department’s Workforce Development Administration. “We’re committed to strengthening individual and organizational performance, and we’re pleased to offer our employees access to quality higher education programs that can help them advance professionally and grow personally.”

District government employees will have access to the advantages of a Walden University education, including more than 50 online degree programs and more than 225 specializations and concentrations in areas of study such as health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. More information for District employees about Walden programs is available online at http://dchr.waldenu.edu.

Also, District government employees who hold certain professional certifications, such as those from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Project Management Institute (PMI), may be eligible for transfer of credit opportunities when they enroll at Walden.

At Walden, students have access to more than 50 degree programs, experienced faculty members who are active in their fields, a curriculum that helps students effect positive social change, a state-of-the-art online learning experience and comprehensive support services. For more information, go to www.WaldenU.edu.

About Walden University
For 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 42,500 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 50 online and campus-based universities in 24 countries.

Walden offers more than 50 degree programs with more than 225 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org.

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