Every Step Forward begins with an idea. When you take the next step with an advanced degree from Walden University, you're turning thought into action and ideas into impact. That's what it means to

Follow your why.

  • Your WHY is what drives you to action: A thirst for knowledge, a commitment to your family, a desire for change in your community.
  • When you follow your why, you are turning dreams into reality. And you are leading the way for others.
  • We aren't looking for people who follow the crowd. We're looking for people who follow their passion. People who have the courage to make a change.

We're looking for you.

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Follow Your Why

It starts as a thought, a spark that catches fire. An inspiration that drives us to create a better future for ourselves and for the people around us. It's a belief that every day is an opportunity to follow our purpose. And when we follow that inspiration we challenge ourselves to make a difference. 

It gets us up in the morning. It drives us through the day. Not just what we do but why we do it, why we give back, why we help others, why we teach, why we lead. 

At Walden University, we provide that knowledge and perspective you need to turn your why into action, your ideas into impact. So take the next step. Follow your why.
Every step forward begins with an idea. when you take the next step with an advanced degree from Walden university, you're turning thought into action and ideas into impact. That’s what it means to Follow Your Why

Something so simple—a teaspoon of sugar—made a social impact. A lot of times, we think everything needs to be on a broad scale, and it really doesn't. To me, that's what social change is.

Tasha Holland-Kornegay,
Walden PhD in Human Services Graduate

When you earn your degree at Walden University, you gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to make your voice heard.

With more than 45 years of experience serving working professionals, we understand the unique needs of adult learners. You gain a diverse, global perspective as you work with students and faculty all over the world. When you choose Walden, you partner with an accredited university committed to helping you follow your why.

Empower yourself with:

  • Relevant online programs developed by experts.
  • Experienced faculty who bring their practical expertise to the classroom.
  • Personalized student support services to guide you.
  • A university dedicated to social change.

How Walden Graduates are Following Their Why

Tasha Holland-Kornegay '07

A teaspoon of sugar for social change
Her Why: To raise awareness for HIV/AIDS

Eric Barton '06

Breeding horses for therapy centers
His Why: To help veterans and children in need

Aubrey Mast

Changing lives through healthy eating
Her Why: To teach healthy eating to prevent disease
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