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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Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

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

As an advanced social work professional, you are called upon to help society address its most pressing challenges. [+]

As an advanced social work professional, you are called upon to help society address its most pressing challenges. With Walden’s Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program, you can become a more authoritative advocate for social justice and gain the credentials to be recognized as a leader in your field. Choose from multiple specializations to align your studies with your interests, including Medical Social Work, Addictions and Social Work, and Clinical Expertise. One of the few offered online, the DSW program has a challenging curriculum that can help you acquire the skills to evaluate, design, and execute social welfare programs that make a positive difference. A Master of Social Work (MSW) is required to enroll in this program. Specializations Addictions and Social Work Clinical Expertise Criminal Justice Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention Family Studies and Interventions Medical Social Work Policy Practice Social Work Administration [-]

PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Campus or Online Full time December 2016 USA USA Online

As one of the first online doctoral programs in industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology, Walden’s PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program allows you to deepen your knowledge of workplace and organizational behavior. [+]

As one of the first online doctoral programs in industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology, Walden’s PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program allows you to deepen your knowledge of workplace and organizational behavior. As you develop advanced skills in change management, personnel psychology, and research theory and design, you can prepare to serve as a catalyst for change in higher education, corporate, government, and other workplace settings. Choose from a variety of specializations to tailor your studies to your specific career interests and career path. Specializations Consulting Psychology Forensic Consulting General Practice Human Resource Management International Business Leadership Development and Coaching Organizational Diversity and Social Change Research and Evaluation Note on Licensure The PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. [-]

PhD in Psychology - Clinical Psychology

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

Prepare for independent psychological practice with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. Learn to diagnose, assess, and provide interventions for a wide array of emotional and behavioral disorders. Position yourself to work as a practitioner, researcher, or consultant with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, and group or private practice settings. Assist those who are contending with mental illness and experiencing problems coping with life issues. Work within diverse populations and provide services that are based on empirical evidence, are culturally competent, and are on the cutting edge of clinical psychology. Gain practical, hands-on experience through the Academic Year in Residence (AYR) as well as through supervised practicum and internship requirements. [+]

Prepare for independent psychological practice with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. Learn to diagnose, assess, and provide interventions for a wide array of emotional and behavioral disorders. Position yourself to work as a practitioner, researcher, or consultant with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, and group or private practice settings. Assist those who are contending with mental illness and experiencing problems coping with life issues. Work within diverse populations and provide services that are based on empirical evidence, are culturally competent, and are on the cutting edge of clinical psychology. Gain practical, hands-on experience through the Academic Year in Residence (AYR) as well as through supervised practicum and internship requirements. Completion Requirements 159 total quarter credits Core courses (106 cr.) Elective course (15 cr.) Clinical practicum (6 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Internship (12 cr.) Academic Year in Residence Ph.D. residencies (4 four-day sessions) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Foundations of Graduate Study in Clinical Psychology Psychopathology From a Clinical Perspective Interventions I Research, Theory, Design, and Methods Social Psychology Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Tests and Measurement Lifespan Development Biopsychology Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Ethics and Standards of Psychological Practice Cognitive Assessment Personality Assessment Multicultural Psychology Consultation and Supervision in Psychology Interventions II Writing a Quality Prospectus in Psychology Clinical Psychopharmacology Psychology and Social Change Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Elective Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior History and Systems of Psychology Elective Clinical Practicum I Elective Clinical Practicum II Dissertation I-IV Clinical Psychology Internship I Clinical Psychology Internship II Clinical Psychology Internship III Clinical Psychology Internship IV Elective Courses The Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology requires you to take 15 credits (three courses) of electives. To meet this requirement, you may choose your elective courses either from one of the clusters below, allowing you to focus your studies on an area that most interests you, or from a mixture of cluster courses if you prefer a broad exposure to a variety of topic areas. Child and Adolescent Psychology Clinical Neuropsychology Community Psychology Couples and Family Disaster and Trauma Gender and Sexuality Leadership and Coaching Media and Professional Practice Psychology as a Business You may also choose elective courses from the other Ph.D. in Psychology specializations (Educational, Forensic, General, Health, Organizational, and Social Psychology) that are not included in these clusters. Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Clinical Neuropsychology Child Clinical Neuropsychology Developmental Psychopathology Child Psychotherapy Medical Crisis Counseling Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma Stress and Coping Leadership Development Leadership Coaching: Process and Practice Leadership Coaching: Application Psychology and the Media The Psychological Impact of the Internet and Mobile Technologies Psychological Consultation Prevention: Research and Practice Community Psychology Contemporary Gerontology/Geriatric Psychology Successful Practice Management Psychology of Gender Psychology of Sexuality Mental Health Law Career Options The Ph.D. in Psychology program will prepare you to use current theory and research to make valuable contributions to government, nonprofit, and private organizations. With your degree, you will have the ability to work directly with individuals at varying developmental levels, from infants to older adults, as well as diverse groups ranging from families to universities. Settings in which you may practice can include mental health centers, government agencies, healthcare organizations, corporations, community agencies, social services, and schools. Your career options, depending on your specialization, may include a role as a: Researcher Consultant Teacher Director of career services Staff psychologist Administrator Political strategist Marketing director Human resources manager [-]

PhD in Social Work

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

Walden’s PhD in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. [+]

Walden’s PhD in Social Work program can prepare you for the next step in your social work career as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader. A challenging curriculum enables you to analyze advanced theory and explore some of the most pressing and cutting-edge issues in social work today. Face-to-face academic residencies support the learning experience, allowing you to collaborate with professors and colleagues, build your social and professional community, and enhance your ability to effect positive social change. You will also gain skills in scholarly writing that can help you advance your role as a leader. Achieve the highest credentials in your profession with this PhD program in social work. Specializations Addictions and Social Work Clinical Expertise Criminal Justice Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention Family Studies and Interventions Medical Social Work Policy Practice Social Work Administration [-]

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