Walden University

Introduction

Welcome to Walden University

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Walden degree and certificate programs are designed for working professionals. Submit the form on the right to learn how you can make a change and advance your career.

For more than 40 years, Walden University, an accredited institution, has helped working professionals reach their educational goals. Walden degree and certificate programs are designed to help students explore current market trends, gain relevant skills that can be applied immediately in the real world, and create positive social change in their lives and communities.

Students are taught by faculty members who are both scholars and practitioners, bringing academic perspective and practical experience into the online classroom.

Why Choose Walden?

  • Options: Walden currently offers more than 80 degree programs, more than 370 specializations and concentrations, and more than 50 certificate programs, so you can find the program or area of study you need.
  • Peer network: In the Walden community, which is made up of more than 127,600 students and alumni, you have a network of peers who can support you on your journey.
  • Many perspectives: Walden’s diverse student body comes from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries.
  • Expert faculty: Walden’s more than 3,000 faculty members are experts in their fields who bring real-world experience to their courses.
  • Student satisfaction: 91% of Walden graduates who responded to a 2013 Walden survey indicated being very satisfied or satisfied with their alma mater.*

*Source: www.WaldenU.edu/DATA, 2012–2013

Admissions

Walden University's admission requirements vary by program and degree level. Walden enrollment advisors are available to help you with every step of the online application process, from deciding which program is right for you to applying for financial aid. Enrollment advisors can also explain Walden's transfer of credit policy for past educational experience.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Paying for your education can be a challenge, but Walden helps you identify the many funding options that are available to you, including scholarships, grants, and federal and private loans. You can also check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement for your courses. A Walden enrollment advisor can help you determine which funding options are available to you. Additionally, you can save time and money by transferring credits earned previously. Most Walden graduate programs allow you to transfer up to 50% of your required credits.

Supporting Your Success

Walden’s goal is to help you reach yours. From your first inquiry through every step of your studies, you can benefit from a wide range of student support services designed to help you succeed in your educational journey. Walden provides the following services to students:

Personal Advisors: Receive personal attention from advisors in enrollment, financial aid, academics, and other support services to make the most of your online program.

Technical Assistance: Study worry-free knowing you have 24/7 access to Walden technical support.

Custom Support for Online Learners: Available anywhere with Internet access, Walden’s online library holds more than 64,000 full-text journals, more than 100 databases, and more than 3 million dissertations. A variety of services are tailored specifically to online doctoral students, including a faculty expertise directory and assistance with dissertation research and oral defenses.

Writing Center: Sharpen your writing skills with support from the Walden Writing Center, which offers resources and online tutoring by full-time professional editors and tutors.

Academic Residencies: Network with faculty, staff, and peers at in-person residencies, designed to give you additional research and writing support for your master’s- or doctoral-level study.

Career Services: Walden’s Career Services Center offers one-on-one counseling and an online portfolio of resources to assist you with critical tasks, such as résumé writing, job searching, and interview strategies.

Online Learning

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Walden courses focus on practical skills and strategies you can apply immediately in the workplace. You will be encouraged to use what you learn to consider innovative solutions to real-world problems, and many programs offer the opportunity to apply what you have learned through a practicum experience. Courses take into consideration current research and case studies to enhance critical thinking. Our online format encourages collaboration and discussion so you can learn from other professionals in your field.

Faculty

Walden faculty members are focused on your success. Our expert faculty includes scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders who are selected for their academic and industry credentials as well as for their teaching abilities. They act as mentors and advisors and foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

Here are the numbers: 86% of Walden faculty members hold at least one doctoral degree, and collectively they have received more than 900 awards for their professional achievements and outstanding contributions to their fields. The Walden faculty also includes 26 Fulbright Scholars or Specialists. They have a broad range of experiential and cultural backgrounds and excel at integrating their expertise into the classroom.

Alumni Community

Walden University has more than 79,800 alumni across 135 countries around the world. Our alumni are supported by an active alumni association, which keeps graduates connected to students, faculty, and fellow alumni of the greater Walden community. Alumni participate in regional activities and remain engaged through the Alumni Ambassador Program, myWaldenAlumni–our alumni portal—and the university’s signature publication, Walden magazine, which highlights the achievements of our alumni twice a year.

Accreditation

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

Walden is proud to have earned specialized accreditations from the following organizations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)

Accreditation validates that a university and its programs are of high quality and offer relevant content. Walden University’s accreditation means:

  • The programs and courses are of high quality.
  • Students who qualify have access to federal student aid.
  • Credits earned are easier to transfer than credits earned at non-accredited institutions.

When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university.

Find information on costs, occupation types, completion rates, and median loan debt for these programs at http://www.waldenu.edu/programdata.

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Programs

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Master

Education Specialist (EdS)

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Take your career further, faster, with Walden University’s online Education Specialist (EdS) programs. These EdS programs prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate [+]

Take your career further, faster, by earning an Education Specialist (EdS) degree online from Walden University. Our EdS programs can prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate, if you so choose. Join the more than 100 state teachers of the year who have chosen Walden University to obtain their education degree. With Walden’s Lifelong Learning Pathway, students in most of our PhD in Education, Doctor of Education (EdD), and Education Specialist (EdS) programs take many of the same initial courses. You can start in one of our post-master’s or doctoral programs in education and move to another degree program, which saves you time and money. In a Walden EdS program, you can: Build your credentials faster and at a lower cost than it takes to obtain a doctorate. Transfer credits from prior coursework and accelerate your time to degree completion. Receive dedicated support, from your first course through your capstone project. Explore real-world challenges in education and gain skills to promote social change. Programs EdS in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment EdS in Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure) EdS in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) EdS in Educational Technology EdS in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (Non-Licensure) EdS in Special Education (Non-Licensure ) You can work toward your degree at a speed that’s right for you. Traditional: Take one course at a time. Advance through the program steadily while managing other commitments. Fast Track: Take two courses at once. Focus more time on the program and complete your degree sooner. [-]

Master of Information Systems Management

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of the role technology plays in achieving organizational goals and strategies? Walden University’s Master of Information Systems Management is designed [+]

Prepare for senior-level information systems and technology leadership positions in wide range of corporate, government, education, and nonprofit settings. Combining management coursework and advanced IT training, Walden’s Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program prepares you to: Evaluate, design, and manage the information systems critical to today’s businesses. Lead cross-functional teams and IT initiatives to meet key organizational objectives. Advance to positions of leadership. Designed to build your IT career quickly and affordably, this program also allows you to earn a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems after completing your first four courses.* As a Walden student, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. *To receive the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, you must satisfactorily complete ITEC 6111, ITEC 6115, ITEC 6140, and ISYS 6030 and apply for the certificate, which is awarded at no additional cost. [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walden University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. [+]

Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walden University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. Gain management and organizational skills as you study how the administration of policy can positively affect underserved populations. Examine current research in the field as you position yourself to promote collaboration across agencies and departments. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Criminal Justice Emergency Management Global Leadership Health Policy Homeland Security Policy and Coordination International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) Law and Public Policy Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities Nonprofit Management and Leadership Policy Analysis Public Management and Leadership Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace [-]

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Walden University’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) program can help prepare you to bring about social change through effective public policy. [+]

Walden University’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) program can help prepare you to bring about social change through effective public policy. Explore ways to evaluate, implement, and create effective policy change in the private and public sectors. This program offers a variety of specializations so that you can align your coursework with your professional goals. Prepare for a career in a local, state, or federal government agency or in a nonprofit or corporate entity. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) General Program Criminal Justice Emergency Management Global Leadership Health Policy Homeland Security Policy and Coordination International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) Law and Public Policy Local Government Mgmt for Sustainable Communities Nonprofit Management and Leadership Public Management and Leadership Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace [-]

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Get ready to advance your social work career with an online Master of Social Work (MSW) from Walden University. This online master’s degree program helps you develop the skills needed to [+]

Prepare to advance your social work career with a CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) from Walden University. This online master’s degree program helps you develop the skills needed to become a social worker. Designed to meet the needs of working students, Walden’s online degree program allows you to choose from three degree completion options, so you can complete the program within a time frame that works for you. Our MSW program leverages written case studies; award-winning, customized video case studies; in-person residencies; and field experience to provide you with real-world learning to enhance your knowledge of the field. The program can prepare you to pursue a career in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, private practice, social service agencies, and mental health clinics.  Concentrations Advanced Clinical Practice Military Social Work Social Work in Healthcare Social Work With Children and Families Walden University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CSWE's Commission on Accreditation is responsible for developing standards that define competent preparation for professional social workers and ensuring that social work programs meet these standards. The minimum academic credential required to obtain licensure to practice as a social worker in most states is a Master of Social Work (MSW) from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Walden University’s MSW program is accredited by CSWE. State licensing boards are responsible for regulating the practice of social work, and each state has its own academic, licensure, and certification requirements. Walden recommends that students consult the appropriate social work licensing board in the state in which they plan to practice to determine the specific academic requirements for licensure. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to the state-by-state requirements for licensure. However, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all licensing requirements for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of its coursework or programs will permit an individual to achieve state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential as a social worker. [-]

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP Accredited)

Online Full time September 2016 USA USA Online

Prepare for a career as a professional counselor with Walden University’s CACREP-accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. [+]

Prepare for a career as a professional counselor with Walden University’s CACREP-accredited MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Examine a range of topics related to the counseling field, including assessment, legal and ethical concerns, and intervention and prepare to help individuals and groups with family, mental health, career, and educational issues. This program also explores counseling techniques, including those used in substance abuse counseling and career counseling. Face-to-face residencies allow you to network with expert faculty members and other doctoral students while you hone your research, writing, and critical thinking skills. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Addiction Counseling Career Counseling Forensic Counseling Military Families and Culture Trauma and Crisis Counseling Walden University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as a mental health counseling program under the 2001 standards. CACREP is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states. The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure. [-]

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MS in Accounting

Online Full time September 2016 USA USA Online

Whether you are just starting out, preparing for your CPA exam, or interested in furthering your accounting career, Walden University’s MS in Accounting program can help you strengthen your skills in analysis and financial decision making. [+]

Whether you are just starting out, preparing for your CPA exam, or interested in furthering your accounting career, Walden University’s MS in Accounting program can help you strengthen your skills in analysis and financial decision making. Designed to help you progress in this rapidly changing profession, the challenging curriculum covers managerial accounting, financial management, current topics, and legal and ethical accounting issues. Specializations Accounting for the Professional Accounting With CPA Emphasis Self-Designed Walden University’s BS in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation. Most states require individuals to complete 150 semester (225 quarter) hours in certain subject areas in order to be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and/or obtain a CPA license. Walden’s accounting programs can help graduates progress toward meeting those requirements. The BS in Accounting offers 120 quarter (80 semester) credit hours that include upper-level courses in topics such as financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting. The MS in Accounting offers 30 semester (45 quarter) credit hours, while the MBA Accounting specialization offers nine semester (13.5 quarter) credit hours. These programs include graduate courses in topics such as financial accounting, managerial accounting, and legal and ethical accounting practices. This will require students to complete additional coursework to meet state requirements. In each state, there are specific policies that must be followed when an individual is seeking to become a licensed accountant. Some states will not allow individuals who complete the Walden accounting programs to sit for the CPA licensing exams due to state-specific issues such as professional accreditation or face-to-face instruction. For information on the educational requirements for your state, refer to the state’s Board of Accountancy or related agency. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance about accountant licensure; however, it remains the responsibility of the individual enrolling in the program to read, understand, and comply with the licensure requirements in the state where he or she wishes to practice. Walden University can make no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of a Walden program, or coursework for credit within a program, will make a graduate eligible to sit for a licensure exam or to obtain state licensure. [-]

MS in Addiction Counseling

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

With an MS in Addiction Counseling from Walden, you can help create positive social change in your community and in society at large. [+]

With an MS in Addiction Counseling from Walden, you can help create positive social change in your community and in society at large. Delivered online, this degree program helps prepare you to provide treatment plans and develop intervention strategies for individuals whose lives have been impacted by behavioral addictions. By studying this challenging curriculum and completing field experience and residencies, you can gain the skills you need to launch or continue a career as an addiction counselor, so that you can counsel people with addictions in a variety of settings, such as clinics, hospitals, or private practice. The program also can prepare you to qualify to sit for the Examination for Master Addictions Counselors (EMAC).* Choose from several specializations to focus on a particular aspect of addiction counseling. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) General Program Addictions and Public Health Child and Adolescent Counseling Family Studies and Interventions Forensic Counseling Military Families and Culture Trauma and Crisis *Students who are pursuing licensure as a State Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a state substance abuse counseling certification should verify individual state laws to determine if this program meets eligibility requirements for licensure and/or certification in the state in which they intend to practice. Designation as a Master Addictions Counselor requires the successful completion of the Examination for Master Addictions Counselors (EMAC), in addition to other requirements. Note on Requirements to Practice as an Addiction Counselor Walden University’s MS in Addiction Counseling program is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement to practice addiction counseling in some states. The MS in Addiction Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for national and state addiction counseling certification exams, to sit for counseling licensure exams, and to practice as addiction counselors. Because no program can guarantee licensure or certification upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate agency to determine specific requirements. However, each state board responsible for regulating the practice of addiction counseling has its own academic, licensure, and certification requirements and issues its own credential for an individual to practice as an addiction counselor in that state. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national and state certification exams and guidance relating to the state-by-state requirements for counseling licensure and practice as an addiction counselor; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to certification exams and licensing requirements for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of its coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain certification or to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. [-]

MS in Clinical Psychology

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Gain an understanding of the foundations of psychology and human behavior and learn to apply psychological theory and research to real-world situations in clinical settings. [+]

Gain an understanding of the foundations of psychology and human behavior and learn to apply psychological theory and research to real-world situations in clinical settings. Promote positive social change by applying current theories and research in an academic or professional setting. If you are interested in earning your doctoral degree or becoming a licensed clinical psychologist, Walden’s MS in Clinical Psychology will give you a solid foundation for your next steps toward those goals. This program offers a Counseling specialization through which you can explore various models of counseling, including group, marriage and family, and substance abuse counseling. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Counseling California Counseling Note on Licensure The MS in Clinical Psychology degree is not designed to prepare students to become a licensed psychology professional. The MS in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Counseling or California Counseling (for California residents only) is designed to prepare graduates for professional practice at the master’s level. Graduates completing the Counseling or California Counseling specialization may also qualify to sit for licensing exams and meet the academic licensure requirements of some state counselor licensing boards. However, the Walden University MS in Clinical Psychology program is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body, which is a requirement for licensure in some states. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, state-by-state educational requirements, and internship and practicum requirements; however, it remains the student’s responsibility to evaluate and understand the licensure requirements for the state or international location in which he/she intends to work as requirements vary widely. Walden University makes no representation or guarantee that the completion of a degree or coursework for graduate credit will permit the learner to obtain licensure. [-]

MS in Communication

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Open the door to exciting new career opportunities with an online MS in Communication from Walden University. [+]

Open the door to exciting new career opportunities with an online MS in Communication from Walden University. Explore the latest communication practices and theories; master the art of persuasive messaging; and learn to develop, execute, and measure effective communication plans using traditional and digital media. This program also includes an embedded professional certificate, which you are eligible for prior to getting your degree. [-]

MS in Criminal Justice

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Stay at the forefront of this evolving field as you study the latest theories and explore today’s increasingly sophisticated criminal justice issues. Gain broad exposure to the field of criminal justice [+]

Stay at the forefront of this evolving field as you study the latest theories and explore today’s increasingly sophisticated criminal justice issues. Gain broad exposure to the field of criminal justice, including how law enforcement, courts, and corrections function and interact at the local, state, and federal levels. In the MS in Criminal Justice program at Walden University, you can explore a unique curriculum that combines criminal behavioral theory with technology, homeland security, and management skills that you can apply immediately on the job or use to advance your career. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Emergency Management Global Leadership Homeland Security Policy and Coordination Law and Public Policy Policy Analysis Public Management and Leadership Self-Designed Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace [-]

MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management Prepare to lead change in your organization and influence policymakers in your community. If you are a law enforcement or [+]

Prepare to lead change in your organization and influence policymakers in your community. If you are a law enforcement or criminal justice professional, Walden University can help you gain the knowledge and experience to prepare for executive management roles in criminal justice or transition into a career in education or consulting. Walden’s MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management program blends criminal behavioral theory with studies in human services, technology, and homeland security to help broaden your management skills. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Emergency Management Global Leadership Homeland Security Policy and Coordination Law and Public Policy Policy Analysis Public Management and Leadership Self-Designed Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace [-]

MS in Early Childhood Studies

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA USA Online

Develop the expertise to help children thrive with Walden’s MS in Early Childhood Studies program. Deepen your understanding of child developmental stages, explore the latest trends and theories in early childhood, and gain the practical skills needed to create environments where children learn and grow. [+]

Develop the expertise to help children thrive with Walden’s MS in Early Childhood Studies program. Deepen your understanding of child developmental stages, explore the latest trends and theories in early childhood, and gain the practical skills needed to create environments where children learn and grow. Choose from specializations that can prepare you to work as an administrator in child care programs or centers, impact public policy, teach fellow early childhood educators, or educate diverse populations more effectively. Specializations Administration, Management, and Leadership Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education Two Ways to Learn: In addition to the course-based MS in Early Childhood Studies program, Walden offers a competency-based option. [-]

MS in Early Childhood Studies (competency-based)

Online Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Gain the skills to prepare for leadership roles in learning environments for all children. [+]

Gain the skills to prepare for leadership roles in learning environments for all children. Earn an MS in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Administration, Management, and Leadership through Tempo Learning™, Walden University’s competency-based education option. Through this online, non-licensure program, you can: Deepen your understanding of child development and learning. Expand your knowledge of effective programs and services. Enhance your ability to link issues of equity and inclusion to how students learn and grow. The program is in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution. NCATE accreditation is a recognized standard of excellence in professional preK–12 education. Earn Your Degree on Your Terms Delivered through Tempo Learning™ by Walden, the competency-based MS in Early Childhood Studies program allows you to learn on your own schedule, at your own pace—building on your existing skills, knowledge, and experience. For one all-you-can-learn price, you advance through the program by mastering a series of competencies and completing assessments. [-]

MS in Education (MSEd)

Online Full time September 2016 USA Baltimore

Designed by educators for educators, Walden’s MS in Education (MSEd) program can help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to help students succeed today. Delivered in an online format, this program explores best practices and the latest research. [+]

Designed by educators for educators, Walden’s MS in Education (MSEd) program can help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to help students succeed today. Delivered in an online format, this program explores best practices and the latest research. Observe master teachers in their classrooms and learn proven techniques for creating supportive learning environments. Choose from traditional online specializations as well as accelerated MS in Education (MSEd) specializations. Designed for self-motivated education professionals, the accelerated MSEd specializations enable you to complete your master’s degree in as little as 12 months for tuition as low as $10,000.* Specializations Adolescent Literacy and Learning Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12) Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12) – Accelerated Educational Leadership and Administration (International Non-Licensure) Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure Preparation) Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades PreK–6) (Non-Licensure) Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades PreK–6) (Non-Licensure) – Accelerated Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6) (Non-Licensure) Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6) (Non-Licensure) – Accelerated Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12) Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12) – Accelerated Mathematics (Grades K–6) Mathematics (Grades 5–8) Mathematics and Science (Grades K–8) Reading and Literacy With a Reading K–12 Endorsement Science (Grades K–8) Special Education (Non-Licensure) (Grades K–12) Special Education (Non-Licensure) (Grades K–12) – Accelerated Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12) Teacher Leadership (Grades K–12) – Accelerated Teaching English Language Learners (Grades K–12) (Non-Licensure) *Based on tuition rates as of June 2016. Rates are subject to change. The accelerated model is available for new students only. While the MSEd accelerated model is designed to be completed in 12 months, time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. [-]

MS in Emergency Management

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Few professions require the depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, and ability of emergency managers, who may be called upon to collaborate with first responders, influence public policy, or protect neighborhoods from disasters. [+]

Few professions require the depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, and ability of emergency managers, who may be called upon to collaborate with first responders, influence public policy, or protect neighborhoods from disasters. In Walden’s MS in Emergency Management program, you can gain the advanced training and leadership skills necessary to lead emergency response efforts and develop disaster prevention and response plans. The program offers a range of specializations as well as the opportunity to prepare to earn certificates from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Criminal Justice Global Leadership Homeland Security Public Management and Leadership Terrorism and Emergency Management [-]

MS in Finance

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Through the MS in Finance program, you can prepare for the finance career you want by gaining the skills employers need. Designed to meet the current demands of the economic marketplace, the program focuses on providing you with the relevant skills and industry knowledge critical to your success as a finance professional. [+]

Through the MS in Finance program, you can prepare for the finance career you want by gaining the skills employers need. Designed to meet the current demands of the economic marketplace, the program focuses on providing you with the relevant skills and industry knowledge critical to your success as a finance professional. This master’s degree program helps you develop your expertise to advance as a financial planner, finance manager, treasury manager, or financial analyst. The program can help prepare you to sit for certification exams, including the internationally recognized Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) exam or Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) exam, depending on the specialization you choose. The MS in Finance degree program offers three specializations: - Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Certified Financial Planner (CFP) - Finance for the Professional (Self-Designed) The CFA and CFP specializations are specifically designed to help you advance your career and seek certification as a CFA or CFP by providing the knowledge you need to sit for the exams. Your capstone culminates in a simulated certification exam to give you hands-on practice by answering problems from past CFA or CFP exams. Upon completion of the program, students will have the knowledge base to sit for the CFA exam, CFP exam, or Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) qualification exams. [-]

MS in Forensic Psychology

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Walden University’s MS in Forensic Psychology program prepares you to apply strong new insights, skills, and perspectives to a variety of nonclinical roles in areas like cybercrime, criminal investigative analysis and profiling, terrorism, and victim advocacy.  [+]

Walden University’s MS in Forensic Psychology program prepares you to apply strong new insights, skills, and perspectives to a variety of nonclinical roles in areas like cybercrime, criminal investigative analysis and profiling, terrorism, and victim advocacy.  Explore biological, psychological, and social factors impacting criminal behavior. Apply psychological approaches and concepts as you identify offenders, including juveniles, in a wide range of forensic settings. Our variety of specializations can provide you with the expertise you need to drive positive change within the legal system. Specializations Criminal Justice (Self-Designed) Cybercrimes Family Violence Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology Military Police Psychology Self-Designed Sex Offender Behavior Terrorism Victimology Note on Licensure The MS in Forensic Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. [-]

MS in Higher Education

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Designed for those who wish to pursue a wide range of careers in higher education institutions, from faculty and staff positions to key administrative jobs, Walden’s MS in Higher Education program focuses on promoting both organizational and student success. [+]

Designed for those who wish to pursue a wide range of careers in higher education institutions, from faculty and staff positions to key administrative jobs, Walden’s MS in Higher Education program focuses on promoting both organizational and student success. Gain an understanding of business, governance, and organizational cultures in higher education. Explore best practices for creating student-focused learning environments. Choose from a range of specializations designed to meet your individual needs and interests. You can work toward your degree at a speed that’s right for you. Traditional: Take one course at a time. Advance through the program steadily while managing other commitments. Fast Track: Take two courses at once. Focus more time on the program and complete your degree sooner. After the first course, you can take one course at a time, or earn your degree faster by taking two courses at once. You also can alternate between the options throughout the program to fit your changing needs. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Adult Learning College Teaching and Learning Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing Global Higher Education Leadership for Student Success Online and Distance Learning [-]

MS in Human and Social Services

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Further your commitment to social change with an online MS in Human and social Services from Walden. Through professionally-focused curriculum, interactive case studies and simulations, and an interprofessional approach, you prepare to address the needs of individuals, communities, and organizations within a global context. Concepts and Theory are brought to life through the use of animated case studies and an Interactive Learning Community. [+]

Further your commitment to social change with an online MS in Human and social Services from Walden. Through professionally-focused curriculum, interactive case studies and simulations, and an interprofessional approach, you prepare to address the needs of individuals, communities, and organizations within a global context. Concepts and Theory are brought to life through the use of animated case studies and an Interactive Learning Community. You investigate problems that are characteristic of Human and Social Services support, accessing a number of organizations to understand possible strategies and solutions. With 12 career-focused specializations to choose from, you focus your studies on your needs and goals and develop the skills to excel in your field. Specializations - Community and Social Services - Community Intervention and Leadership - Conflict Management and Negotiation - Criminal Justice - Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention - Family Studies and Interventions - Gerontology - Global Social Services - Human Services Nonprofit Administration - Mental Health Facilitation - Military Families and Culture - Social Policy and Analysis and Planning The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

MS in Human Resource Management

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Acquire the strategic, organizational, managerial, and analytical skills that motivate and drive today’s workplace. [+]

Acquire the strategic, organizational, managerial, and analytical skills that motivate and drive today’s workplace. Whether you are just starting out or looking to advance to a higher executive role, Walden University’s MS in Human Resource Management gives you the practical knowledge that can help you become a more effective HR professional. Developed by experts in the field, this program is fully aligned with the recommended curriculum of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and offers a General Program and three career-focused specializations to complement your professional goals. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Functional Human Resource Management Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management Organizational Strategy The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) acknowledges that Walden’s MS in Human Resource Management program fully aligns with the SHRM’s 2014 edition of HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates, which helps define HR education standards and helps business schools develop degree programs that follow these standards. [-]

MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Campus or Online Full time 15 months December 2016 USA USA Online

Prepare to enter the fast-growing field of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology as an I-O practitioner, consultant, corporate trainer, or human resources manager in Walden’s MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program. [+]

Prepare to enter the fast-growing field of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology as an I-O practitioner, consultant, corporate trainer, or human resources manager in Walden’s MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program. Focusing on practical application in the workplace, you will explore topics such as group dynamics, leadership, performance management, and employee training as you gain the skills required to build more productive and effective organizations. Specializations Consulting Psychology Forensic Consulting General Practice Human Resource Management International Business Leadership Development and Coaching Organizational Diversity and Social Change Note on Licensure The MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. [-]

MS in Information Technology

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA USA Online + 1 more

From core programming and networking courses to advanced training in high-demand IT specializations, Walden’s MS in Information Technology program is designed to help you enter and advance in the fast-growing IT field. [+]

From core programming and networking courses to advanced training in high-demand IT specializations, Walden’s MS in Information Technology program is designed to help you enter and advance in the fast-growing IT field. A leader in online education, Walden offers aspiring and experienced IT professionals the opportunity to learn in a state-of-the-art virtual environment featuring virtual labs and Walden’s exclusive MobileLearn® technology. This program’s career-building format enables you to earn your Graduate Certificate in Information Systems after completing the first four courses* and then pursue advanced study in one of these in-demand specializations: Health Informatics Information Assurance and Cyber Security Information Systems Software Engineering *To receive the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, you must satisfactorily complete ITEC 6111, ITEC 6115, ITEC 6140, and ITEC 6030 and apply for the certificate, which is awarded at no additional cost. [-]

MS in Instructional Design and Technology

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Learn to create effective technology-based courses and instructional programs for a variety of environments, including higher education; community college education; corporate and nonprofit workforce development; and healthcare, military, and government education. [+]

Learn to create effective technology-based courses and instructional programs for a variety of environments, including higher education; community college education; corporate and nonprofit workforce development; and healthcare, military, and government education. Leverage Walden’s own cutting-edge learning technologies as you explore learning theory, instructional design processes, and effective strategies for engaging 21st-century learners. You can work toward your degree at a speed that’s right for you. Traditional: Take one course at a time. Advance through the program steadily while managing other commitments. Fast Track: Take two courses at once. Focus more time on the program and complete your degree sooner. After the first course, you can take one course at a time, or earn your degree faster by taking two courses at once. You also can alternate between the options throughout the program to fit your changing needs. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Online Learning Training and Performance Improvement [-]

MS in Leadership

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Learn strategies to become a more effective leader who can generate trust, empower others, and positively impact the future of your organization. [+]

Learn strategies to become a more effective leader who can generate trust, empower others, and positively impact the future of your organization. Walden University’s MS in Leadership program offers a comprehensive approach to leadership that prepares you to meet the evolving challenges in the dynamic world of business and to cultivate your personal leadership philosophy. Through real-world lessons, you can strengthen your decision-making capabilities as an ethical leader in a global environment. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Human Resource Leadership Leader Development Self-Designed [-]

MS in Leadership

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Learn strategies to become a more effective leader who can generate trust, empower others, and positively impact the future of your organization. [+]

Learn strategies to become a more effective leader who can generate trust, empower others, and positively impact the future of your organization. Walden University’s MS in Leadership program offers a comprehensive approach to leadership that prepares you to meet the evolving challenges in the dynamic world of business and to cultivate your personal leadership philosophy. Through real-world lessons, you can strengthen your decision-making capabilities as an ethical leader in a global environment. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Human Resource Leadership Leader Development Self-Designed [-]

MS in Management

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA USA Online

Advance your career in the business, nonprofit, or public sector by further developing your managerial skills through Walden University’s MS in Management program. This program prepares you to reach your professional goals by giving you real-world knowledge that can help you successfully manage projects and effectively lead teams. [+]

Advance your career in the business, nonprofit, or public sector by further developing your managerial skills through Walden University’s MS in Management program. This program prepares you to reach your professional goals by giving you real-world knowledge that can help you successfully manage projects and effectively lead teams. Learn to integrate and align organizational processes and systems as well as to motivate employees to meet and exceed the challenges and goals relevant to today’s dynamic work environments. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Communication Healthcare Management Human Resource Management International Business Leadership Marketing Project Management Strategy and Operations [-]

MS in Marketing

Online Full time October 2016 USA USA Online

Would you like to gain digital marketing skills and strategies while acquiring a deeper understanding of marketing fundamentals? [+]

Would you like to gain digital marketing skills and strategies while acquiring a deeper understanding of marketing fundamentals? As a student in Walden’s MS in Marketing program, you will explore: Traditional and cutting-edge marketing topics, from brand differentiation to digital media strategy. The importance of customer understanding and relationship marketing in customer retention and the roles of persuasion and storytelling in developing content. The process of analyzing marketing metrics as a way to inform strategic decision making. In this online marketing master’s degree program, you will also have the opportunity to synthesize your knowledge by developing a strategic marketing plan for a real or fictitious business. [-]

MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling (CACREP Accredited)

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Walden University’s CACREP-accredited MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program can provide you with the knowledge and skills to [+]

Walden University’s CACREP-accredited MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program can provide you with the knowledge and skills to diagnose mental and emotional disorders and help resolve marriage and family conflicts related to divorce, mediation, child-rearing, school issues, and family violence. You will learn to address a range of issues, including the impact of crises, disasters, and other traumatic events. Through face-to-face residencies, you will network with expert faculty members and other doctoral students while you hone your research, writing, and critical thinking skills. Specializations (in addition to the General Program)         Addiction Counseling          Career Counseling          Forensic Counseling          Military Families and Culture          Trauma and Crisis Counseling Walden University’s MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states. The MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure. [-]

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Explore strategies to successfully manage a nonprofit organization in Walden University’s MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program. [+]

Explore strategies to successfully manage a nonprofit organization in Walden University’s MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program. From fundraising to volunteer recruitment, this program addresses the needs and concerns of contemporary nonprofits. Broaden your knowledge of nonprofit organizations through international themes and concepts incorporated throughout your coursework and explore the management skills—including budgeting—that nonprofits rely on to carry out their missions. Discover how you can promote positive social change with this online master’s degree. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Global Leadership International Nongovernmental Organizations Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities Self-Designed [-]

MS in Project Management

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Are you prepared to meet the complex logistical and technical requirements that many of today’s projects demand? Walden University’s M.S. in Project Management program enables you to gain [+]

M.S. in Project Management

Are you prepared to meet the complex logistical and technical requirements that many of today’s projects demand? Walden University’s M.S. in Project Management program enables you to gain the analytical, theoretical, and practical skills to constructively manage projects across multiple domains and industries. Explore traditional and more recent management strategies and learn how to manage risks and effectively apply what you learn to project management tasks within your organization.

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MS in Psychology

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Walden University’s MS in Psychology program allows you to examine the social, cultural, and cognitive aspects of human behavior and provides you with a fundamental understanding of psychology principles. [+]

Walden University’s MS in Psychology program allows you to examine the social, cultural, and cognitive aspects of human behavior and provides you with a fundamental understanding of psychology principles. This program offers a range of specializations to choose from, depending on your individual interests and goals. Gain a stronger understanding of multicultural perspectives of psychology as you explore research that can be applied to a wide range of settings. Specializations Applied Psychology Child and Adolescent Development Crisis Management and Response Educational Psychology General Psychology Health Psychology Leadership Development and Coaching Organizational Development Psychology of Culture Psychology, Public Administration, and Social Change Social Psychology Terrorism and Security Note on Licensure The MS in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. [-]

MS in School Counseling - Career Counseling

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Prepare to become a licensed or certified school counselor with Walden University’s MS in School Counseling program. [+]

Would you like to help preK–12 students achieve success in school and in life? Prepare to become a licensed or certified school counselor with Walden University’s MS in School Counseling program. Through a high-quality curriculum delivered online, real-world learning opportunities, and Walden’s exclusive Virtual School simulation, this program prepares you with the skills to build a rewarding career in a growing field. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Addiction Counseling Career Counseling Crisis and Trauma Military Families and Culture The MS in School Counseling program is offered by Walden University, an institution accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which is a requirement to practice as a school counselor in some states. The MS in School Counseling program is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) which may also be a requirement to practice as a school counselor in some states. The MS in School Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to apply for licensure or certification to practice as school counselors. However, each state board responsible for regulating the practice of school counseling has its own academic, licensure, and certification requirements and issues its own credential for an individual to practice as a school counselor in that state. Walden enrollment advisors can provide general information relating to the state-by-state requirements for school counseling licensure or certification; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to licensing or certification for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of its coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain certification or to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. [-]

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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) - Special Education (K–Age 21)

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Turn your passion for learning into a fulfilling career as a first-time teacher by enrolling in Walden’s Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). Choose from three specializations [+]

Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching

 

Program not offered internationally

 

Specialization: Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 3)

Turn your passion for learning into a fulfilling career as a first-time teacher by enrolling in Walden’s Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). Choose from three specializations focusing on special education or early childhood education. Designed for the independent learner, this program combines virtual and school-based field experience to prepare you to make a positive impact in your classroom, school, and community.

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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) (Teacher Preparation)

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Turn your passion for learning into a fulfilling career as a first-time teacher by enrolling in Walden’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. [+]

Turn your passion for learning into a fulfilling career as a first-time teacher by enrolling in Walden’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Designed for the independent learner, this program combines virtual and school-based field experience to prepare you to make a positive impact in your classroom, school, and community. Specialization Special Education (K–Age 21) Note to all Pennsylvania residents: Walden University’s teacher preparation program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching as leading to licensure. Because this program is not reviewed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, candidates are instructed to apply for Pennsylvania certification as out-of-state graduates of a teacher preparation program. [-]

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