Walden University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 844 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP, + 2 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

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2012

Great value. Professors are knowledgeable and helpful. Good amount of peer interaction through discussions and group activities. Pace of course and program make it manageable to complete while working full-time and taking care of family responsibilities. Career services are minimal. Office will help with resume/CV preparation and has some webinars available for brushing up interview skills, resume writing, and the like. No real direction or leads on job opportunities. Just provide links to other job searching tools. It would be nice if they offered assistantships in the Master's programs. My program prepared me to teach college course, however I have had many rejections because of no classroom experience.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is exceptional except that assignments and modules are crammed.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The best part of my Ph.D. program at Walden University is that I get the best of both worlds: I can attend class online, allowing a flexible schedule to log on for discussions and complete my work, and then I also have conferences a couple times a year to actually meet my professor and classmates face-to-face. I can learn by the means that best fit my style, AND get hands-on experience. The professors, academic advisors, and fellow students are also very helpful an a pleasure to interact with. At Walden, you are really treated as a valuable student and person, it just a name and number.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2013

The pros for graduate school is the continuing education you receive in order to better your career and be a successful learner. The cons of a graduate program is that the tuition is above the value of what a single household income can afford.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

I think my school is great, however, there should be more options for financing in case funding runs out. In other words, when students come so far or come close to graduating. It can be a bit frustrating, especially when you are almost in the process of graduating. There should be more financial options. Especially, if a student is running out of funding to continue their education. This should be brought to the student's attention early in the program, so they can be assisted through counseling services. This way the student can make preparations in funding their education.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2013

The learning resources are fantastic. I think this school can improve on financial aid and scholarship availability. Also, the professors should be more readily available and more engaged in the learning process.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015

Good program if you can't attending a full-time brick and mortar school
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I truly enjoy this program and am learning a lot.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014

Walden University offers online course that allow me to work full time while going to school full time. They are able to provide me the education I seek with a flexible schedule and at an affordable cost. One of my goals was to complete my Master’s degree and because of the online program at Walden University, they are making it possible. I have found during my course work, the discussion, assignments, and projects, all relate to my current career. I am able to be a scholar practitioner and be the example Walden University’s mission sets to achieve. During each week of class, I find myself able to apply what I have learned to my working environment. This helps my employer see a different view from current projects and have examples of how things have worked for other companies. My experience from work can also help fellow classmates in answer questions or providing additional comments to a discussion board. I find it rewarding being able to take what I have learn immediately to my work environment. It not only helps me as a student, but helps me become a more valuable asset to my company. Unfortunately, with all pros, there are cons in every situation. Even though I like the ability to work online, it limits my ability to socialize in person. This however has taught me how to be more descriptive when communicating via email or phone in order to get my points clearly understood the first time around. It required a different aspect of thinking in order to make it through each week of class. I also had to understand how each classmate worked and removing the in person contact makes the interpretations a little harder to figure out. There are times where you can take a situation more seriously than it should have been because thing were not communicated clearly. After going through the online courses for over a year now, I have learned to not read things as is, but try to understand what the person is trying to communicate before making assumptions that are not accurate. Overall, I find the online schooling provided by Walden University rewarding and have recommended it to friends and colleagues. Each week we are assigned papers that have to be written, one or two discussion, and some classes we have to work with groups that meet by phone or in discussion boards. I believe it has expanded my ability to work in Information Systems for both my education and my professional life.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

I like the flexibility that Walden offers for being on-line as well as the education. Because it is an on-line program help is not immediately available if you should need it.
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