Walden University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.19 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 842 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 52,565 (8,035 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 47% part-time, 53% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I enjoyed Walden during my Master's degree and I am no returning for my doctoral degree. This should speak for itself how good the University is. The only cons I can list is that the residency requirements never seem to be in a main city close to my home, although Nashville has great spots for residencies where students could connect from this area.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2017

The ablility to take courses from anywhere and affordable cost of tuition.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Walden University is a world-wide leader in online education. The quality of the teachers is high and the online tools provided by the university are great. It is also cheaper to enroll in the online graduate program than in the conventional program. The flexibility and convenience of online education are unsurpassed. I highly recommended it.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

As it is online, it is as safe as you feel at home within your own community. The amazing aspect of this program is the lack of structure in major projects such as dissertation you are able to move toward making major changes in areas you a passionate about immediately if willing to put in the work.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

My graduate program is a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in trauma and crisis. I am in my 2nd year and feel very fortunate to have found this program. First, it is the only online program for this field which is accredited by CACREP, a national organization which applies learning standards and monitors curriculum. Also, it is reasonably priced. When searching for a grad program I wanted a program that cost about the same as what I would make my first year in the occupation. This, combined with national accreditation (as recommended by my state licensure) was a good match for me. Overall, I am very pleased with the faculty, the depth of learning such as the complexity of concepts learned, and the structured workload for each professor. It is very easy to plan my schedule around school work. Although online classes are much more demanding than I initially expected, we are given adequate turnaround time for assignments as well as discussion postings. I am excited to learn about different aspects of counseling such as psycho-pharmacological drugs, and other topics I need experience with. Finally, this program at Walden is very organized and I find the technical and writing support very helpful.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Great school. It provides great support from faculty to the students. It is a lot of work but it will be worth it at the end.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program is that the professor is always there for support and the courses I take are interesting as well as educational. The negative thing about my program is that it cost a lot.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

Sometimes there is a lot of work for a class. The practicum requires completion of 240 work hours within 12 months - that's another part-time job, besides the full-time I already have...
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Walden University is awesome, but I wish their financial aid department was better in guiding students what they need.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I wish Walden offered more support in helping students find financial aid in the way of grants and scholarships. Also, they did not tell me when I was about to max out my student loans.
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