walden university

Walden University is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges.

Walden is an online college based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The college was established in 1970, and currently serves an enrollment of close to 50,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.  

Walden consists of the following five colleges:

  1. Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services
  2. College of Management and Technology
  3. College of Health Sciences
  4. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  5. Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Walden is nationally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Shown above: The administrative offices at Walden

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Above: The main administration building at Walden

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walden university Q&A

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Walden. 

1. Where is Walden University?

Although Walden is an online college, the school does have a physical location. Here is the official mailing and visiting address for the administrative offices of Walden:  

Walden University

100 South Washington Avenue (#900)

Minneapolis, Minnesota


2. What types of degrees are offered at Walden University?

Walden offers Certificates, Bachelors degrees, Masters degrees, and Doctoral degrees in many fields of study. 

3. What undergraduate degree programs are offered at Walden University?

Here is a list of programs of study available to undergrads at Walden:

Bachelor Degree Programs:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Communication 
  • Child Development 
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Elementary Education
  • Health Studies
  • Healthcare Management
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Social Work

4. What graduate programs are offered at Walden University?

Here is a list of Masters degrees, Doctoral degrees, and certificates available at Walden:

Masters Degree Programs:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Clinical Research Administration
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Finance
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics 
  • Healthcare Administration 
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Information Technology
  • Instructional Design
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Non Profit Management
  • Nursing
  • Project Management
  • Psychology (Clinical; Developmental; Forensic; Industrial; Organizational; School)
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Teaching

Doctoral Degree (PhD) Programs:

  • Business Administration
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Health Education
  • Health Services
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Nursing
  • Psychology 
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work

Post-Masters and Graduate Certificates:

  • Adult Learning
  • Auditing
  • Brand and Product Marketing
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Clinical Research Administration
  • College Teaching and Learning
  • Communication 
  • Community College Leadership
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation 
  • Criminal Justice
  • Curriculum Instruction and Assessment
  • Digital Marketing
  • Early Childhood Administration, Management, and Leadership
  • Early Childhood Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Early Childhood Leadership
  • Educational Policy, Leadership, and Management
  • Educational Technology
  • Elementary Reading and Literacy
  • Engaging Culturally Diverse Learners
  • Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Government Management
  • Higher Education and Adult Learning 
  • Higher Education Leadership and Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Instructional Design and Technology
  • Integrating Technology in the K-12 Classroom
  • Leadership
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Mathematics Education
  • Non Profit Management
  • Nursing
  • Online Teaching for Adult Educators
  • Online Teaching in Higher Education
  • Online Teaching in Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology and Development
  • Organizational Research, Assessment, and Evaluation
  • Project Management
  • Public Health
  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Public Policy
  • Reading and Literacy
  • Science Education
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field
  • Teaching English Language Learners (K-12)
  • Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education

Be aware that NOT ALL of Walden's degrees in Psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). 

Above: Apartment buildings near Walden's academic offices

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5. Why should I attend Walden? 

Here are just a few good reasons for enrolling at Walden:

  • Walden is a fully accredited university.
  • Walden's degrees can be earned fully online, from anywhere in the world. 
  • Walden has many degree and certificate programs to choose from. 
  • In terms of enrollment, Walden is one of the largest universities in America. 
  • Walden is an especially appropriate choice for students interested in teaching careers. 

6. How much does it cost to attend Walden University?

According to the Walden website, the cost of tuition and fees for an undergraduate to attend the university full time for one year is $12,240. However, this info is several years old and has not been recently updated. 

Also, this cost does not include the cost of housing, books, supplies, transportation, and food. These expenses must also be factored into the Walden student's budget. 

Additional fees may also apply, such as application fees, transcript fees, insurance fees, and special program fees, among others. 

As for graduate programs, for comparison, the tuition for a Masters degree in Education from Walden costs about $18,000. The same online degree from the University of Minnesota will cost more than $30,000. 

However, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Walden actually costs more than the same degree from the University of Minnesota. 

Call the school using the contact info shown below for the exact tuition costs of your desired field of study. 

In all honesty, the Walden website is somewhat sketchy regarding the exact cost of tuition and fees for all of its programs. However, Walden is considered to be competitively priced when compared to other universities. 

Students applying to Walden may also apply for and receive financial aid, as long as they successfully complete the FAFSA form. Approximately half of the students who are enrolled at Walden receive financial aid. 

Above: A commencement ceremony at Walden

image credit: walden.edu

7. What is the contact information for Walden University?

People who live in the United States can reach the main office of Walden toll free by calling 866-492-5336. 

For international students, check the Walden website for the phone number from your place of residence. 

Above: Downtown Minneapolis

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