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Walden University

Walden University is an online-only institution of higher education that offers a wide selection of undergraduate and graduate degrees. In its 2012 “Best Colleges” rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university, based in Minneapolis, Minn., No. 9 in student engagement and accreditation and No. 11 in faculty credentials and training for its online nursing program, and within the top 50 in other categories for its business and education programs.

Programs Offered

Walden University confers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates to its nearly 48,000 students through its online program. The school offers 18 undergraduate degrees, including in accounting, educational studies, nursing, forensic psychology, and healthcare management. There are also more than 30 master’s programs, such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Nursing, and more. Doctoral programs in education, health service, and business are available as well.


Walden University has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1990. Its undergraduate and graduate programs are also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Similar to many other schools, Walden University requires potential students to complete an online admissions application, and provide employment history, official transcripts, standardized test scores, and a list of transfer credits. To be considered for admission into the bachelor’s program, an applicant must either be at least 24 years old, have completed at least 12 transferable college credit hours if between the ages of 21 to 23, have completed at least 90 credit hours, or an active member of the military or a veteran. Meanwhile, the master’s program requires a bachelor’s degree or higher, and the doctoral program requires a master’s degree and three years of related professional or academic experience.

Admissions Contact

Walden University
Admissions Office
155 Fifth Ave S, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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