Walden University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 871 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 52,799 (8,239 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 43% part-time, 57% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: User-friendly, good design & structure of program, well-paced, professors, smooth Cons: None of my credits transferred in from the forensic psychology program I took there before I started the mental health counseling program. I have a specialization in forensic counseling and I took the same class. They said it couldn't transfer because it was set up differently.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

I enjoy my education experience at Walden University. The workload is heavy but is needed in order to complete the course in the time frame allotted. Online classes are a little more difficult then face-to-face class. The lack of in person interaction with students and teachers is what I find to be the hardest thing to deal with but that comes with online courses. More interaction via email, discussion board posts and assignment comments would be beneficial. The areas I left blank are because I am an online student and they do not affect me.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the graduate communication program at Walden University are: flexibility, the benefit of quality professors and instructors, quality education, access to technology, the ability to come home after work instead of going to a campus. There are no cons
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: The program itself is intense and involves hours of studying, and writing. However, the faculty is helpful and readily available to assist students. All of the assignments and exams are applicable to my field of study in Health Psychology. This program is accredited and recognized in the state of Texas. The library and reading material selected are excellent sources for learning. Cons: The tuition is very high, and financial aid is limited. Financial aid is released more than 14 days to students after the tuition has been paid. For the PhD program, the financial aid amounts are the same, even though the tuition is higher than the Master's program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the Walden instituion is the social change mission, the student face-to-face interaction, as well as the curriculum. The cons would be limited access to staff and the turn around time for faculty to respond to student inquiries and dissertation submissions are too lengthy.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

Love my school! Very convenient and challenging coursework, excellent student and faculty communication, great support system, and overall, great experience in pursuing my degree. No cons that I can think of, as it has been a great experience so far!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Walden University is the cutting edge of online education. I could not have chosen a better school to persue my masters. Pros: accessible and convenient. The staff are more than exceptional and kind. Cons: its online and lacks a sense of personal contact..
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

I love my program. It focuses on making social change at every level. The staff and programs are wonderful and the offer a 20% tuition discount to alumni. The one thing that makes it difficult is the cost of tuition
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: classes are geared toward real life learning. Cons: communications between student and class instructors needs much improvement, financial aid needs improvement.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of my graduate program is that it is completely online. The rigor of the program is adequate and applicable. The cons of the program is that the university's communication between departments (admissions, financial aid, etc) isn't too great.
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