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At Walden, we believe a good education is an education for good.

Empowering the greater good for 50 years and counting.

In 1970, two educators were inspired to create opportunities for working professionals where there previously were none. Our founders saw the potential of distance learning to help adult learners earn advanced degrees. That’s how Walden University was born. Ever since, we’ve helped reshape access to high-quality education.

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re proud of the opportunities we’ve created and everything our students have achieved. Your life is busy, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your education. We’ve helped more than 140,000 professionals find the way forward. And we’re ready to empower you.

If you’re a working professional—or anyone else who needs the flexibility to earn a degree—we’re here for you. Walden has the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, or certificate program you need to change your world and the world around you.

Since 1995, we’ve been perfecting online education to meet your needs—and the moment. We’ve helped generations of students earn their college degree online. Are you ready to rethink the classroom? Online learning isn’t a way around. It’s the way forward. Earn your degree online, and find your moment to shine.
A Focus on Social Change

Our curriculum is designed to help students become change-makers, not only in their professional fields but within their larger communities, as well.

Flexible Learning Formats

Your learning style and schedule are unique. We offer flexible ways to learn—like Tempo Learning®, designed to fit your needs.

Dedicated Student Support

You’re never alone at Walden. Our student support teams are here for you every step of the way—so you can stay on track and thrive in your program.

Expert Faculty

Learn from respected scholars, researchers, and leaders who bring real-world insights to the online classroom.

Intentional Inclusivity

Diversity enriches us in powerful ways. Walden is committed to maintaining an inclusive organization that champions the uniqueness of each member of our community. Our students and faculty hail from a variety of ethnic, educational, and financial backgrounds.

Walden’s emphasis on intentional inclusivity creates an environment where all learners can thrive.


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Women make up more than three-quarters of our student body.

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55,000+ students from across the United States and more than 115 countries2

Education as Catalyst for Social Change

Turning aspirations into impact

Walden provides a diverse community of working professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners and change-makers. Our students and graduates are actively working to make a positive difference in the world, in many ways.



You have a unique learning style—and a unique schedule. That’s why Walden offers you more than one way to learn. Choose the one that fits you best.


Learn The Traditional Way

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

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Tempo Learning®

A Different Way to Learn

Choose this option if you prefer a flexible learning experience with no set weekly deadlines, allowing you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule.

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Quality matters—especially when it comes to your education. Walden is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence.

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Online Learning

Expanding access to higher education

Fifty years ago, two teachers were inspired to create better opportunities for adult learners pursuing advanced degrees—and Walden University was born. For decades, we’ve helped reshape access to high-quality education.


Our Faculty

Knowledgeable, supportive instructors are the foundation of a good education. Walden’s faculty includes esteemed scholars, respected leaders , and passionate change agents who are making the world a better place. They’re here to provide guidance and inspiration as you push your boundaries and grow—both personally and professionally.
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Funding Options for Research

Doctoral research grants

Walden is proud to offer university-funded grants that support our students’ doctoral research in all fields of study. We also provide information about external grants that are available through federal, state, and local agencies and organizations that support doctoral research.

These grants are designed to support student scholarship and defray the costs of conducting doctoral research. These costs may include travel to field sites, participant incentives, or data analysis software. Walden research grants cannot be used for tuition.
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Student Support Services

We're here for you

Our goal is to help you reach yours. Designed for busy, working adults like you, Walden’s student services help you stay on track and get the most out of your learning experience. From preparing you for the first day of class to helping you navigate career moves after graduation, we’re here to support your success at every step.
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Walden Commencement

Commencement is a momentous occasion that celebrates the perseverance, hard work, and achievement of Walden graduates. Student success is what drives us—and we couldn’t be prouder of the many remarkable accomplishments of our graduates.
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