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Online Degree Programs

Explore our online degree programs designed to help you reach your goals.
Explore our online degree programs designed to help you reach your goals.
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Online Degree Programs

Explore our online degree programs designed to help you reach your goals.
Explore our online degree programs designed to help you reach your goals.

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Expand Your Possibilities With an Online Degree

Walden has more than 100 degree and certificate programs and over 260 concentrations and specializations that meet your needs—and the moment.

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A Different Way to Learn - Programs at Your Own Pace

A Different Way to Learn - At Your Own Pace

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Become a Force for Business Success With Our Online DBA ProgramAre you ready to gain sought-after business expertise that can help you take a seat at the table? Become the leader and influencer you want to be with Walden’s Doctor of Business…

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PhD in Management
A PhD in Management Program Designed to Facilitate Your SuccessWhether you want to teach in academia or help companies solve critical management problems, our online PhD in Management program offers a path to greater credibility, influence, and…

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Walden is one of the largest DNP nursing education providers in the U.S.You want to lead strong teams and shape a bold new future for nursing practice. With several ways to define your impact, Walden’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program…

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PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision
Mentor Future Counselors With a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision Do you want to influence the success of future counselors? Grounded in empirical research and experiential learning, Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision…

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Doctor of Education (EdD)
Walden is the #1 conferrer of doctoral degrees in education in the U.S.¹ Are you ready to reach your full potential as an educational leader and innovator? Walden’s Doctor of Education (EdD) program is the way forward. We’ve spent the last 50…

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PhD in Education
Choose a university ranked No. 1 in doctoral research degree graduates.¹ You were meant to accomplish great things in the field of education. Walden’s online PhD in Education program can empower you to lead the change you want to see. As the…

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PhD in Criminal Justice
Explore our PhD in Criminal Justice Make a greater impact within your organization and your field with Walden’s online PhD in Criminal Justice, one of the first online criminal justice doctoral programs available to meet the needs of working…

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FAQ About Walden’s Online Degree Programs

What are online degree programs, and what can I expect from the experience?

If you’re taking your first look at online education, get ready to be surprised and delighted. The primary benefits of online learning include convenience and flexibility, but there are several other advantages as well. When you earn a degree online, you can choose your start date, study alongside a diverse group of students from around the world, complete your coursework from anywhere, set your own pace, use new technologies, and receive plenty of student support along the way.

Walden University is a top choice for online education. For more than 50 years, Walden has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their profession and their communities.

How do I evaluate online degree programs?

With so many online colleges and online universities to choose from, how do you select the right one? We’ve identified six criteria that can help you narrow down your search and select the very best institution for your personal and career goals.

  1. Choose an accredited university.
  2. Ensure the degree programs match your areas of interest.
  3. Review the program curriculum.
  4. Investigate the various technologies being offered.
  5. Consider financing.
  6. Learn from recent graduates.
What do employers think of online degrees?

Distance learning has been around for decades. Of course, COVID-19 forced education at all levels online, and as a result, employers will likely see a significant jump in the number of job applicants who have earned or completed a degree online.

Numerous studies have found distance and online learning courses to be as effective as traditional classroom training. One study found that the majority of employers perceive the quality of degrees earned online to be equal to the quality of those earned at traditional brick-and-mortar institutions.1 Of course, as with other learning institutions, it is important that an online school is accredited.

1Source: https://cps.northeastern.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Online_Ed_in_2019.pdf

What online degree programs are available?

Every online institution is different, and it is important to find an online university that is not only accredited but also offers programs that are the right fit for your goals and aspirations. Walden University offers online degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, as well as a number of certificate programs. At Walden, you can find programs in management, nursing, psychology, social work, education, health, counseling, public policy, public administration, criminal justice, and more.

Is an online university right for me?

If you’re wondering whether online learning would be a good fit for you, take a few moments to think things through. There are several key factors that may make you a successful candidate for online learning, whether you are pursuing a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, PhD, or professional doctoral degree.

Interest in a Global Perspective:  If you’re curious about your profession on an international scale, you will be pleased with how easily online learning can connect you with fellow students worldwide. Online coursework can provide opportunities to collaborate and exchange ideas and experiences with your global counterparts.

Too Busy to Attend On-Campus Classes: If you’re currently working full time yet want to pursue a degree, an online degree program may be the key to fitting coursework and studying into your busy life.

Being Comfortable With Computers and Technology: If you regularly use a computer at work and spend your free time shopping online, emailing, posting on social media, or paying bills, you will likely be equally as comfortable with learning online.

Being Self-Motivated: As an online college student, you’ll need to motivate yourself to do homework and complete assignments on time. Nobody is going to stand over you and make you do it.

Time Management: For professionals trying to balance time between work, family, and their studies, it’s important to set the stage for success by setting aside a realistic amount of time to devote to your studies.

Being Organized: It’s critically important to keep track of coursework, homework assignments, and due dates. You simply can’t perform at your best if you’re writing an important paper at 2 a.m. after a long day at work.

How do I succeed in an online degree program?

Whether you’re starting college, returning to finish your bachelor’s degree online, or enrolling in an online graduate program, you are embarking on a life-changing journey with many rewards for you and your family. Continuing your education is an opportunity to refocus and move toward your goals. Here are a few tips for making your online learning experience successful:

  • Involve your family in your success.
  • Document your goals.
  • Set a schedule for coursework and homework.
  • Find a quiet place to study.
  • Be prepared to study anywhere.
  • Know what resources are available.
  • Create online study groups with classmates.
  • Build relationships with classmates and faculty members.
  • Set your priorities.
  • Reward yourself, maintain balance, and renew your energy.
How will I be supported in my online degree program?

When you decide to earn your degree online from Walden University, you’ll have access to a variety of student support services to help you at every step of your academic journey. That’s because Walden takes a student-centered approach to learning, which means you benefit from supportive specialists and advisors, engaged faculty, and innovative technology that allows you to learn on the go. At Walden, support options include:

  • Student Wellness and Disability Services
  • Academic Skills Center
  • Writing Center
  • Walden Library
  • Career Planning and Development Center