Walden University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.19 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 841 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

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.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

Since it was online, many of these topics were not applicable, but I feel that being an online school, i was able to make choices of where to live that were within my budget and safety concerns. Also with classes online, I was able to make time for my social life with friends and family. One thing I don't like about online classes is the inability to network face to face with professors and other students. I am lucky that I work in my field of study and can use my coworkers to assist me with ideas and issues that I need to write about.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

I can't think of any cons really, this being my first quarter. The application process was a breeze and I had a ton of support and contact from my enrollment adviser. I was also contacted prior to starting by my academic adviser. Everyone is extremely supportive and clearly interested in helping me succeed. Hoping this continues.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

This program is excellent for the non-traditional student like myself. I have been able to work full-time and raise children while attending graduate school. The advisers are so helpful in guiding you through the program. I can't say enough good about this school and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to further their education!
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