Explore our online degree programs designed to help you reach your goals.
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.
MS in Instructional Design and Technology
MS in Instructional Design and Technology - Online Learning
Although distance learning is not a new concept, using the Internet for delivering course content is growing. Higher education institutions, K–12 schools and corporate training all are discovering the value of online learning. With the Online Learning specialization, you will learn from a pioneer and experienced leader in online content development and instructional delivery.
When recovering from trauma or disasters, individuals and communities need the help of professionals trained in trauma and crisis counseling. Through this specialization, you can gain the counseling skills and theoretical foundation to help individuals heal from trauma and assist communities in managing crisis.
Addiction is a battle that cannot be fought alone. This specialization can prepare you to address the unique emotional challenges of individuals and families as they find their way to hope and healing. In addition to the various types of addictive behaviors, you’ll study contemporary treatment and intervention models used to promote recovery.
Help families cope with the complex emotional challenges of military life with a specialization in Military Families and Culture. Explore the nuances of military culture as well as the common hardships associated with the military lifestyle—from prolonged separation and combat-related injuries to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Increasingly the legal and criminal justice systems are seeking the expert advice and skills of forensic counselors to determine the proper resolution of cases and the most effective treatment for offenders. Through this specialization, you can build your knowledge of mental health law, with a specific focus on juvenile justice and delinquency.
Prepare yourself as a leader and administrator in the field of human development. You will learn theories and research regarding developmental psychology while gaining knowledge and skills in the areas of organizational behavior, leadership development, and consulting that you can apply in professional fields related to human development.
In this specialization, you will apply the latest theories and research on child development, abnormal psychology, behavior analysis, and health to promote the well-being of children and adolescents in schools, communities, and families.
This specialization provides you with maximum flexibility by allowing you to design a program that most closely matches your personal and professional goals. You will choose any three specialization courses from the MS in Developmental Psychology program.
Nonprofit organizations face unique challenges that include funding initiatives, recruiting and retaining volunteers, analyzing public policy, and advocating for reforms in legislation. In the Nonprofit Management and Leadership specialization, you’ll explore best practices for navigating through budgeting and finance issues, cultivating stakeholder relationships, and developing strategic plans that foster collaboration across sectors.
The Law and Public Policy specialization explores the relationship between statutes and case law and the impact that legislation and court systems can have on public policy. Explore fundamental legal concepts and current topics in law as well as U.S. Supreme Court cases that have had a major precedential effect on individual rights.
MS in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology
Gain the business perspectives and specialized I-O expertise to enter and advance in the field of organizational and professional development consulting. Learn the consulting competencies, psychological methods, and change management techniques required to address issues related to human behavior in the workplace and examine the business factors that affect organizational success.
MS in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology
This specialization meets the growing demand for professional certified coaches in corporations, health and wellness, general business, government agencies, educational institutions, and other types of businesses.
MS in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology
In this specialization, you will prepare to address the challenges of today’s culturally diverse workforce. Designed to deepen your knowledge of workplace and organizational behavior, this program helps you develop specialized expertise in talent assessment, selection, performance management, motivation, work attitudes, leadership, and organizational behavior and development.
MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Self-Designed
With the Self-Designed specialization, you can create your own learning experience and focus on nonprofit management and leadership theories, principles, and practices in an area that matches your specific goals and interests.
MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities
Within the Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities specialization, you will discuss what sustainability and livability mean and explore a wide range of tools, strategies, and skills you can use to create sustainable communities that are more environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially equitable.
MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Designed for entrepreneurial professionals and students across all disciplines, coursework in this Walden MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership specialization covers a range of organizational activities and structures and nonprofit sector responses.
Discover how you can work with police departments or other law enforcement agencies by assisting in officer selection and training, stress management, critical incident stress debriefing, and hostage negotiation.
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.
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.
Choose an accredited university.
Ensure the degree programs match your areas of interest.
Review the program curriculum.
Investigate the various technologies being offered.
Learn from recent graduates.
Distance learning has been around for decades, and countless professionals have used their online education to excel in their careers. 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—or better. Almost a third of academic leaders recently surveyed felt online education outcomes were superior to those in traditional learning environments.1 Another 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.2 Of course, as with other learning institutions, it is important that an online school is accredited.
Every online institution is different, and it is important to find a degree program that is not only accredited but is also the right fit for your career 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 and individual courses. At Walden, you can find programs in management, nursing, psychology, social work, education, health, counseling, public policy, public administration, criminal justice, and more.
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 need a degree to advance your career and increase your salary, 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.
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 advance your career, acquire a higher level of knowledge and skills, and increase your earning power. 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.
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 services include:
Student Wellness and Disability Services
Academic Skills Center
Career Planning and Development Center
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