Walden University, USA

Walden University, owned by Laureate Education Inc., is a private for-profit university providing distance or online education around the world since 1970. The university is situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and is recognized by the following prestigious authorities:

  • The Higher Learning Commission
  • The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs


Walden University is regarded as one of the foremost distance learning universities in the entire USA. The number of students enrolled till now is around 46, 500, and the institute provides quality study materials as well as other courseware to the students in order to help them earn degrees by learning from anywhere. The overall function of the Walden University is conducted through 5 colleges including:

  • Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
  • College of Management and Technology
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Undergraduate Studies

The university offers a large number of traditional as well as unconventional online course programs which include the following:

Doctoral Degree Programs
  • Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A)
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, Education, Health Services, Human Services, Management, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy and Administration
Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Programs
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Administrator Leadership for Teaching & Learning, Adult Education, Assessment, Evaluation & Accountability, College Teaching & Learning, Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development, Early Childhood, Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation), Educational Technology, Leadership for Social Change in Education, Reading and Literacy Leadership (Non-Licensure), Special Education, Teacher Leadership
Master’s Degree Programs
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  • M.S. in Accounting, Accounting & Management, Adult learning, Career Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Research Administration, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Leadership & Executive Management, Early Childhood Studies, Education, Emergency Management, Forensic Psychology, Health Informatics, Higher Education, Human Resource Management, Human Services, Information Systems, Information Technology, Instructional Design & Technology, Leadership & Management, Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Non-Profit Management & Leadership, Project Management, Psychology
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Information Systems Management (MISM)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Principal Preparation Programs
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation)
Teacher Preparation Programs
  • Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 3)
  • Special Education, Learning Disabilities (K-12)
  • Special Education, Emotional / Behavioral Disorders (K-12)
Bachelor’s Degree Programs
  • B.S. in Accounting
  • B.S. in Business development, Child development, Communication, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Education Studies, Forensic Psychology, Healthcare Management, Health Studies, Human Services, Information Technology, Instructional Design & Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Public Health, Political science & Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program
Endorsement Programs
  • Emotional / Behavioral Disorders (K-12) with an M.S. in Education with a Specialization in Special Education
  • Learning Disabilities (K-12) with an M.S. in education with a Specialization in Special Education
  • Learning Disabilities (K-12)
  • Emotional / Behavioral Disorders (K-12)
Certificate Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning, Advanced Project Management, Applied Project Management, Clinical Research Administration, College Teaching & Learning, Criminal Justice, Curriculum , Instruction & Assessment, Developmental Education, Early Childhood Administration, Management & Leadership, early Childhood Public Policy & Advocacy, Elementary Reading & Literacy,  Engaging Culturally Diverse Learners, Enrollment management & Institutional Marketing, Government Management, Higher Education Leadership for Student Success, Homeland Security, Information Systems, Integrating Technology in the Classroom, Nonprofit Management, Online Teaching for Adult Educators, Professional Development, Public Management & Leadership, Public Policy, Science K-8, Special Education, Strategic Planning & Public Policy, Teacher Leadership, Teaching Adults English as a Second Language, Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field, Teaching & Diversity in Early Childhood Education, Teaching K-12 Students Online
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Design & Technology
  • Post-Doctoral Bridge to Business Administration Certificate
  • Post-Doctoral Bridge to Management Certificate
  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Adults Education
  • Post-Master’s Certificates in Nursing
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Homeland Security
  • Psychology Certificates
Individual Courses (Non-Degree)
  • Counseling & Social Service
  • Education
  • General Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Management & Technology
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy & Administration