Walden University was founded in 1970 by Bernie and Rita Turner, two teachers from New York, who wanted to help adults pursue doctoral degrees without having to leave the workforce. The first classes were offered to working professionals in the summer of 1971. Walden University has since expanded. The University’s classes are now completely online and online degrees can be earned through its five schools: the College of Education and Leadership, the College of Management and Technology, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Center for Undergraduate Studies.
Walden University offers 10 online Doctoral Programs with over 60 specializations. The University also offers an online Education Specialist program, 22 online Masters programs, an online Teacher Preparation Program, 16 online Bachelor’s programs, 4 online Special Education Endorsement Programs, 5 online Certificate Programs and several online courses on the fields of Counselling and Social Service, Education, General Education, Health Sciences, Management and Technology, Nursing, Psychology, and Public Policy and Administration. The full list of available online degrees and programs can be viewed through the Walden University website.
Walden University’s tuition and fees vary depending on the degree program and these fees usually do not include the cost of books and other incidental expenses. Financial aid in the form of federal aid, scholarships, fellowships, loans, student plans and veterans discounts are available to eligible students. For information on tuition fees, financial aid options, and application procedures and requirements contact a Walden University representative of visit the University’s website.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.