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Flexibility Designed for Working Adults

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When it comes to online education, one size does not fit all. At Walden, you can choose the learning option that works best for you.

A University for Working Professionals

As an adult learner, you have your own learning style. You also have a full schedule. That’s why we offer online education options designed to fit your needs. In addition to Walden’s standard course-based experience, you can explore a range of learning options—including Tempo Competency-Based Learning™—that help you balance school with life’s everyday demands.

Course-Based Learning

If you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule, the standard course-based format, available in all programs, may be a good choice for you.

Additional Options

Within our course-based programs, we offer further program-specific options1 designed to meet your unique needs. Some of these include:

  • Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)
  • Fast-Track and Accelerated models
  • Advanced Standing
  • One-Credit Option

To learn more about these program-specific options, contact your Walden Enrollment Specialist. They will walk you through the available choices for the program you’re interested in.

Tempo Competency-Based Learning™

Tempo Competency-Based Learning™ is an alternative way to earn your Walden degree. It’s different from our standard course-based learning because you can work at a pace that makes sense for you, and progress once you’ve shown you understand a subject. With Tempo Learning®, you have the flexibility of online learning, plus the ability to personalize and control the length, cost, and pacing of your program.

The difference between Tempo competency-based and course-based learning.

Choose the learning path that fits your life and experience. Here are the two ways to earn your degree:

  Course-based learning
tempo competency-based learning
   The standard, guided pace to earn your degree
 The flexible pace, ideal for some students
Time Structured schedule
Flexible schedule
Pace Deadlines to make steady progress
Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition Pay by the course
All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree
Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty

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Payment Plans and Scholarships*

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*May not be available for all programs

Programs Offering Tempo Learning®

Start Dates That Cater to Working Adults

Begin When It’s Convenient for You

Walden offers multiple start dates, which allows you to choose a date that fits your schedule.

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