Established in 1970, Walden University is Minnesota’s premier online education institution. From its inception, Walden was designed to provide accredited, quality degrees to students around the world. At its first commencement, 46 Ph.D.’s and 24 Ed.D.’s were awarded and since that time, enrollment has grown to nearly 50,000 students. Walden’s student body is highly diverse, representing all 50 states and more than 140 countries. Of those enrolled, close to 85% either work full time or are self-employed. According to College Navigator, approximately 83% of the students attending Walden were awarded financial aid last year.
Walden University is an exclusively online university, offering degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate levels. Special preparation programs and individual, non-degree courses are also available to students who seek concentrated areas of study for personal or professional development. Through the program’s delivery platform, MobileLearn, students can listen to their course materials on their MP3 player, access the classroom from their iPhone, or download the materials to their computer. MobileLearn provides the maximum possible flexibility and convenience for degree completion. Because of the advanced technology utilized for degree completion, students receive the same quality education as traditional students, but without the requirement of attending class on-campus. Walden University continues to add new, accredited, online programs to their list every year.
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited Walden University as a degree-granting institution. Four other accrediting agencies have awarded Walden with specialized accreditation for specific programs as well.
Walden University admits students on a rolling basis provided they meet minimum standards and pass evaluations for admission. The streamlined process includes a completed application submitted to the university along with a record of employment history, all official transcripts, applicable test scores, a list of transfer credits, and the nonrefundable application fee. Depending on the type and level of program, the exact documents required may vary. For example, undergraduate students will submit a high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores, whereas a graduate applicant will submit bachelor’s degree credit transcripts and GMAT/GRE/MAT scores (if applicable). Other materials that may be required for submission include a statement of goals, relevant work experience, and record of completed bachelor’s and/or master’s degree. For complete details of admission requirements, click here.