Walden University

Introduction

Welcome to Walden University

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Walden degree and certificate programs are designed for working professionals. Submit the form on the right to learn how you can make a change and advance your career.

For more than 40 years, Walden University, an accredited institution, has helped working professionals reach their educational goals. Walden degree and certificate programs are designed to help students explore current market trends, gain relevant skills that can be applied immediately in the real world, and create positive social change in their lives and communities.

Students are taught by faculty members who are both scholars and practitioners, bringing academic perspective and practical experience into the online classroom.

Why Choose Walden?

  • Options: Walden currently offers more than 80 degree programs, more than 370 specializations and concentrations, and more than 50 certificate programs, so you can find the program or area of study you need.
  • Peer network: In the Walden community, which is made up of more than 127,600 students and alumni, you have a network of peers who can support you on your journey.
  • Many perspectives: Walden’s diverse student body comes from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries.
  • Expert faculty: Walden’s more than 3,000 faculty members are experts in their fields who bring real-world experience to their courses.
  • Student satisfaction: 91% of Walden graduates who responded to a 2013 Walden survey indicated being very satisfied or satisfied with their alma mater.*

*Source: www.WaldenU.edu/DATA, 2012–2013

Admissions

Walden University's admission requirements vary by program and degree level. Walden enrollment advisors are available to help you with every step of the online application process, from deciding which program is right for you to applying for financial aid. Enrollment advisors can also explain Walden's transfer of credit policy for past educational experience.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Paying for your education can be a challenge, but Walden helps you identify the many funding options that are available to you, including scholarships, grants, and federal and private loans. You can also check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement for your courses. A Walden enrollment advisor can help you determine which funding options are available to you. Additionally, you can save time and money by transferring credits earned previously. Most Walden graduate programs allow you to transfer up to 50% of your required credits.

Supporting Your Success

Walden’s goal is to help you reach yours. From your first inquiry through every step of your studies, you can benefit from a wide range of student support services designed to help you succeed in your educational journey. Walden provides the following services to students:

Personal Advisors: Receive personal attention from advisors in enrollment, financial aid, academics, and other support services to make the most of your online program.

Technical Assistance: Study worry-free knowing you have 24/7 access to Walden technical support.

Custom Support for Online Learners: Available anywhere with Internet access, Walden’s online library holds more than 64,000 full-text journals, more than 100 databases, and more than 3 million dissertations. A variety of services are tailored specifically to online doctoral students, including a faculty expertise directory and assistance with dissertation research and oral defenses.

Writing Center: Sharpen your writing skills with support from the Walden Writing Center, which offers resources and online tutoring by full-time professional editors and tutors.

Academic Residencies: Network with faculty, staff, and peers at in-person residencies, designed to give you additional research and writing support for your master’s- or doctoral-level study.

Career Services: Walden’s Career Services Center offers one-on-one counseling and an online portfolio of resources to assist you with critical tasks, such as résumé writing, job searching, and interview strategies.

Online Learning

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Walden courses focus on practical skills and strategies you can apply immediately in the workplace. You will be encouraged to use what you learn to consider innovative solutions to real-world problems, and many programs offer the opportunity to apply what you have learned through a practicum experience. Courses take into consideration current research and case studies to enhance critical thinking. Our online format encourages collaboration and discussion so you can learn from other professionals in your field.

Faculty

Walden faculty members are focused on your success. Our expert faculty includes scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders who are selected for their academic and industry credentials as well as for their teaching abilities. They act as mentors and advisors and foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

Here are the numbers: 86% of Walden faculty members hold at least one doctoral degree, and collectively they have received more than 900 awards for their professional achievements and outstanding contributions to their fields. The Walden faculty also includes 26 Fulbright Scholars or Specialists. They have a broad range of experiential and cultural backgrounds and excel at integrating their expertise into the classroom.

Alumni Community

Walden University has more than 79,800 alumni across 135 countries around the world. Our alumni are supported by an active alumni association, which keeps graduates connected to students, faculty, and fellow alumni of the greater Walden community. Alumni participate in regional activities and remain engaged through the Alumni Ambassador Program, myWaldenAlumni–our alumni portal—and the university’s signature publication, Walden magazine, which highlights the achievements of our alumni twice a year.

Accreditation

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

Walden is proud to have earned specialized accreditations from the following organizations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)

Accreditation validates that a university and its programs are of high quality and offer relevant content. Walden University’s accreditation means:

  • The programs and courses are of high quality.
  • Students who qualify have access to federal student aid.
  • Credits earned are easier to transfer than credits earned at non-accredited institutions.

When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university.

Find information on costs, occupation types, completion rates, and median loan debt for these programs at http://www.waldenu.edu/programdata.

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Programs

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Master

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Gain insight into the laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policies that impact service providers through Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) program. Learn the core [+]

Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.)

Gain insight into the laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policies that impact service providers through Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) program. Learn the core competencies and best practices of the profession, including financial management, strategic planning, and economic analysis. Build a solid foundation in healthcare management through our high-quality, relevant curriculum developed in collaboration with leading healthcare experts.

Get the high-level skills you need to pursue leadership roles in multiple areas of healthcare with Walden’s M.H.A. General Program. Whether you’re interested in financial management or strategic planning, this program can prepare you with the credentials and insights to take your career to the next level.... [-]


Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) (competency-based)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Prepare to advance your career and improve healthcare delivery systems by earning a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) through Tempo Learning™, Walden University’s competency-based education option. [+]

Prepare to advance your career and improve healthcare delivery systems by earning a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) through Tempo Learning™, Walden University’s competency-based education option. As a leader in healthcare education, Walden is dedicated to meeting the needs of students, the healthcare industry, and employers. The competency-based MHA program is aligned with the professional competencies required by today’s healthcare employers. Earn Your Degree on Your Terms Delivered through Tempo Learning™ by Walden, the competency-based MHA program allows you to learn on your own schedule, at your own pace—building on your existing skills, knowledge, and experience. For one all-you-can-learn price, you advance through the program by mastering a series of competencies and completing assessments. [-]

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) (course-based)

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Gain insight into the laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policies that impact service providers through Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. [+]

Gain insight into the laws, regulations, court decisions, and health policies that impact service providers through Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. Learn the core competencies and best practices of the profession, including financial management, strategic planning, and economic analysis. Build a solid foundation in healthcare management through our high-quality, relevant curriculum developed in collaboration with leading healthcare experts. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Leadership and Organizational Development Systems and Policy [-]

PhD

Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)

Online Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Do you aspire to be a leader and innovator in the healthcare administration field? Walden University’s Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) program can prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and credentials you need to [+]

Do you aspire to be a leader and innovator in the healthcare administration field? Walden University’s Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) program can prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and credentials you need to impact the healthcare landscape and make a positive change in your career and community. In this fully online, multidisciplinary program, you can: Deepen your understanding of how the Affordable Care Act and other reform initiatives have impacted the current healthcare environment. Gain decision-making and problem-solving skills to effectively manage the healthcare delivery demands of healthcare organizations and the communities they serve. Achieve a new level of professional credibility and recognition and position yourself to move into executive-level career roles. A more affordable option than many similar online programs, Walden’s online doctorate in healthcare administration can prepare you for executive leadership roles in settings such as hospital systems, consulting firms, medical practices, universities, and many types of care facilities. [-]

Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Reach the highest level of nursing practice and discover how to promote a more effective and efficient healthcare system. This program gives you the credentials you need to assume a greater [+]

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Reach the highest level of nursing practice and discover how to promote a more effective and efficient healthcare system. This program gives you the credentials you need to assume a greater leadership role within a healthcare organization, and it can help you contribute to improved patient outcomes and healthcare delivery. You can build on your expertise to enhance patient care, gain the knowledge and skills needed to train the next generation of nurses, and translate theory into an advanced nursing practice that enriches the health of populations and communities.

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Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Would you like to lead the effort to advance public health practices in community-based settings? Walden University’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program can help you become a leader in your field. [+]

Would you like to lead the effort to advance public health practices in community-based settings? Walden University’s Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program can help you become a leader in your field. One of the shortest and most affordable online programs of its kind, this multidisciplinary degree program can help you build competencies in leadership and advocacy while gaining key insights into issues such as budgeting, communication, politics, and program evaluation. You’ll also gain an understanding of how to apply research to promote positive change—in your organization, in your community, and across entire populations. This online public health doctoral program features two tracks, depending on your academic background: For students who hold a Master of Public Health (MPH); allows the student to forgo foundational public health courses and complete the program in a shorter amount of time. For students who have a master’s degree in an academic discipline other than public health. [-]

Ph.D. Health Education & Promotion (with MPH degree)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. [+]

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. Use your passion for leading a healthy, active lifestyle to your advantage and explore health behavior theories and techniques to help individuals and groups improve their health or conduct research that will impact the larger population. The PhD in Health Education and Promotion program can help prepare you to advance in the field, working as a health educator in academic, clinical, community, or corporate settings that may include state and local health departments, schools and universities, businesses and corporations, and community health agencies. Focus Areas Behavioral Health Global Health Management and Leadership Population Health Research Become an effective advocate as you promote the health of individuals, organizations, and communities with a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Walden University. In this program, explore issues affecting the public health field today. Gain real-world experience as you apply the knowledge you’ve learned to find solutions to public health problems. Consistent with our commitment to continuous quality improvement, Walden University has designed the curriculum for the MPH program to reflect the professional guidelines set forth by leading public health organizations. Specializations : Behavioral Health Global Health Management & Leadership Population Health Research [-]

Ph.D. Health Education & Promotion (with MS Health Education degree)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. [+]

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. Use your passion for leading a healthy, active lifestyle to your advantage and explore health behavior theories and techniques to help individuals and groups improve their health or conduct research that will impact the larger population. The PhD in Health Education and Promotion program can help prepare you to advance in the field, working as a health educator in academic, clinical, community, or corporate settings that may include state and local health departments, schools and universities, businesses and corporations, and community health agencies. Focus Areas Behavioral Health Global Health Management and Leadership Population Health Research In our MS in Health Education and Promotion program, you can explore the latest health behavior theories, trends, and practices and gain the skills to design health communications; plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programs; or serve as an educator on public health issues. Walden has designed this program to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing and prepare you to sit for national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Heath Education Specialist (MCHES) exams. Specializations Behavioral Health Global Health Management & Leadership Population Health Research [-]

Ph.D. Health Education & Promotion (with other MS degree)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. [+]

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. Use your passion for leading a healthy, active lifestyle to your advantage and explore health behavior theories and techniques to help individuals and groups improve their health or conduct research that will impact the larger population. The PhD in Health Education and Promotion program can help prepare you to advance in the field, working as a health educator in academic, clinical, community, or corporate settings that may include state and local health departments, schools and universities, businesses and corporations, and community health agencies. Focus Areas Behavioral Health Global Health Management and Leadership Population Health Research Specializations : Behavioral Health Global Health Management & Leadership Population Health Research [-]

PhD in Health Education and Promotion

Online Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. Use your passion for leading a healthy, active lifestyle [+]

Discover how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to help others make healthy decisions in Walden University’s PhD in Health Education and Promotion program. Use your passion for leading a healthy, active lifestyle to your advantage and explore health behavior theories and techniques to help individuals and groups improve their health or conduct research that will impact the larger population. The PhD in Health Education and Promotion program can help prepare you to advance in the field, working as a health educator in academic, clinical, community, or corporate settings that may include state and local health departments, schools and universities, businesses and corporations, and community health agencies. Focus Areas Behavioral Health Global Health Management and Leadership Population Health Research Specializations Disease Surveillance Health Policy Global Health Management and Leadership Population Health [-]

PhD in Health Services

Online Full time Part time 72 months September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

Through Walden’s PhD in Health Services program, you can prepare for a leadership role in the field of healthcare. Expand your understanding of current health legislation, policy, and ethics and how they affect the nation’s healthcare system. Combine your interests in health services and public health and broaden your career options in public and private healthcare organizations. [+]

Through Walden’s PhD in Health Services program, you can prepare for a leadership role in the field of healthcare. Expand your understanding of current health legislation, policy, and ethics and how they affect the nation’s healthcare system. Combine your interests in health services and public health and broaden your career options in public and private healthcare organizations. Walden also offers an accelerated program, in which students who hold a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) have a shorter path to the PhD in Health Services. Specializations Community Health Healthcare Administration Leadership Public Health Policy Self-Designed [-]

PhD in Nursing

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Advance your career as a nurse researcher, educator, or policymaker with Walden University’s research-focused PhD in Nursing program. [+]

Advance your career as a nurse researcher, educator, or policymaker with Walden University’s research-focused PhD in Nursing program. Through multidisciplinary projects with other doctoral students from various health disciplines, you can develop the skills to lead or collaborate with cross-functional healthcare teams and promote positive change. Specializations Education Healthcare Administration Interdisciplinary Health Leadership Public Health Policy [-]

PhD in Public Health

Online Full time Part time 72 months September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

Gain an understanding of the medical, social, ethical, and economic factors that affect community health through Walden’s PhD in Public Health program. This research-focused program gives you access to a diverse network of experienced faculty members and students, preparing you with the tools you need to influence social policy. Position yourself to pursue leadership positions in academia or roles in the public or private sector. [+]

Gain an understanding of the medical, social, ethical, and economic factors that affect community health through Walden’s PhD in Public Health program. This research-focused program gives you access to a diverse network of experienced faculty members and students, preparing you with the tools you need to influence social policy. Position yourself to pursue leadership positions in academia or roles in the public or private sector. The PhD in Public Health program has two tracks designed to match your academic background and interests. Track I, a shorter path to the PhD, is available to students who hold a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Track II is available to students who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in a discipline other than public health. Specializations Community Health Education Epidemiology [-]

PhD in Public Health Completion Program

Online Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

Is your dissertation the only thing standing between you and your doctorate? Transfer your doctoral coursework, complete your research, and earn your doctorate through our online PhD completion program. [+]

Is your dissertation the only thing standing between you and your doctorate? Transfer your doctoral coursework, complete your research, and earn your doctorate through our online PhD completion program. Our PhD dissertation completion program is designed specifically for returning doctoral degree candidates who have completed all coursework for a PhD, except the prospectus and dissertation process, at an accredited university. Specialization : General (with MPH) General (without MPH) [-]

MSc

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Become an effective advocate as you promote the health of individuals, organizations, and communities with a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Walden University. In this program, explore issues affecting the public health field today. Gain real-world experience as you apply the knowledge you’ve learned to find solutions to public health problems. [+]

Become an effective advocate as you promote the health of individuals, organizations, and communities with a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Walden University. In this program, explore issues affecting the public health field today. Gain real-world experience as you apply the knowledge you’ve learned to find solutions to public health problems. Consistent with our commitment to continuous quality improvement, Walden University has designed the curriculum for the MPH program to reflect the professional guidelines set forth by leading public health organizations. CEPH Applicant Status Walden University applied to the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for accreditation of its Master of Public Health (MPH) program on September 20, 2014. The accreditation review will address only the MPH program; other degree programs and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review. For more information on the accreditation process, please visit the CEPH website. Note on Certification The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) offers the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential as a voluntary core credential for public health professionals. However, in order to sit for the CPH exam, a student must have graduated from a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited school or program of public health. While Walden’s MPH program is an applicant for CEPH accreditation, the program is not yet accredited and Walden MPH graduates may not currently sit for the CPH exam. Students should evaluate all requirements related to national credentialing agencies and exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the CPH credential, students should visit www.nchec.org. [-]

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. [+]

Advance as a nurse leader, educator, informaticist, or practitioner with Walden’s CCNE-accredited MSN program. One of the largest and most affordable MSN programs available today with a long history of educating nursing professionals, this program is delivered online and taught by doctorally prepared teaching faculty members who are experts, practitioners, and leaders in the field. Entry Paths (tracks) BSN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). RN-MSN: For registered nurses entering the program with a hospital diploma, associate degree in nursing, or a bachelor’s degree other than a BSN. RN-BSN-MSN: For registered nurses who want the opportunity to earn their BSN while working toward their MSN. Specializations Nursing Education – Learn to provide quality educational experiences that equip nurses to meet the demands of a diverse, ever-changing healthcare environment. Leadership and Management – Gain essential skills that will make you an effective leader in decision making, planning, finance, and human resources. Nursing Informatics – Enhance patient care by learning to design and implement effective and user-friendly systems that improve accuracy, eliminate redundancy, and reduce costs. Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Gain the skills that will allow you to conduct initial assessments and deliver diagnoses and treatment plans for the primary care of adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Focus on the advanced care of acutely or chronically ill adolescents (age 13 and older) through older adults in settings including emergency rooms and surgical and medical intensive care units. Family Nurse Practitioner – Learn to assess, diagnose, and treat routine medical conditions in the primary care of individuals and families across the lifespan. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Learn to assess, diagnose, provide therapy, and prescribe medication for patients with psychiatric disorders and substance abuse issues. Walden University’s DNP, MSN, and BSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, 1-202-887-6791. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment. [-]

MS in Clinical Research Administration

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Throughout the history of clinical trials, research professionals have been a critical part of medical breakthroughs that have improved the lives of millions of people. [+]

Prepare for a key role managing and monitoring life-changing clinical research phases and processes. Walden University’s MS in Clinical Research Administration program addresses the latest technologies, safest methods for testing, protection of human subjects, and the hope that drives all medical advancements. Broaden your understanding of the legal, regulatory, and ethical concerns that govern clinical research, as well as past medical controversies and triumphs. [-]

MS in Health Education and Promotion

Online September 2017 USA USA Online

Through our M.S. in Health Education and Promotion, you can explore the latest health behavior theories, trends, and practices and gain the skills to design health communications; plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programs; or serve as an educator on public health issues. [+]

In our MS in Health Education and Promotion program, you can explore the latest health behavior theories, trends, and practices and gain the skills to design health communications; plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programs; or serve as an educator on public health issues. Walden has designed this program to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing and prepare you to sit for national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Heath Education Specialist (MCHES) exams. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Emergency Preparedness Health Policy and Advocacy Self-Designed [-]

MS in Health Informatics

Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Enter the rapidly expanding field of health informatics and position yourself at the forefront of efforts to improve the nation’s healthcare system. [+]

Through our MS in Health Informatics program, you can gain an understanding of how to integrate advanced digital technologies into the field of healthcare. Learn how to use electronic data to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare delivery as you explore the critical competencies that can help reduce healthcare costs; increase patient access to care; and improve the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of disease. Prepare to take your healthcare experience to the next level as you step into a management or leadership role in this evolving field. [-]

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