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For ambitious students, Walden offers a Fast Track Option. You can complete your doctorate degree in less time by taking advantage of this new path. You also save money on your degree through subscription-based tuition for the life of the program.
With our Fast Track Option, you increase your course load each term and begin your dissertation early to expedite your path through the program.
There are currently four degree programs which offer the Fast Track Option. They include:
|Program Structure: Fast Track vs. Traditional|
|Fast Track Option*||Traditional Option|
|Courses||Same for both options||Same for both options|
|Courses Load||3 courses per term||2 courses per term|
|Dissertation||Dissertation courses are interspersed throughout your program||All dissertation courses are grouped together at the end of your program|
|Tuition||Varies by program, with greater than 20% savings over the traditional option||Varies by program|
|Technology Fees||Reduced rate||Standard rate|
|Residencies||Included in tuition; residencies in the contiguous U.S. or virtual residencies only||Standard rate|
*Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress. The Fast Track option must be completed according to the set timeframes outlined in the program of study. If this requirement is not met, you may be subject to additional charges and moved to the Traditional option for the completion of your program.