A University for Working Professionals

Walden University was founded in 1970 by two teachers seeking a better way for adults to pursue advanced degrees without leaving the workforce. That vision meant rethinking a brick-and-mortar classroom to allow broader access through distance education. Our proven track record in online higher education has grown our learning community to include more than 47,800 students and more than 79,800 alumni worldwide.

Today, we continue to find new and innovative ways to support the unique needs of adult learners like you. Our online degree programs are developed to advance your knowledge and help you apply that knowledge in ways that impact your profession and your community through:

Online Degree Programs That Change Lives

Our online degree programs are designed to provide the skills you need to grow as a professional and the credentials you’ll want to make a positive change in the lives of others. Many of our students and graduates apply their Walden knowledge to find creative and innovative solutions to challenges facing their industries and the greater community.

Our online courses encourage you to:

  • Apply what you learn immediately to your own workplace.
  • Share ideas, discuss concepts and challenges, and network with faculty and fellow students alike.
  • Develop critical-thinking and communication skills required to be an effective leader.
  • Learn current best practices from expert faculty and, for some programs, contributing scholars via DVDs and videos.
  • Reflect on what you’ve learned and adapt strategies and skills to meet your specific needs and challenges.

Expand Your International Experience

As a Walden student, you’ll be part of a learning community that includes faculty and students from cities across the United States and even around the world. Through collaborations in your online classrooms, you’ll have the opportunity to broaden your perspective and gain invaluable insights into other cultures and workplaces.

Walden University is also the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 80 accredited online and campus-based universities that spans 29 countries with more than 950,000 students worldwide. Our unique, multinational educational community creates opportunities for people everywhere to advance their lives and the communities they serve.

Beyond the Classroom

Some people don’t just work—they work to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

At Walden University, our mission of social change has helped transform the lives of students for 45 years. We define social change as a deliberate process of creating and applying ideas, strategies, and actions to promote the worth, dignity, and development of individuals and communities alike.

You can gain the skills to address the most urgent issues in your workplace, your community, or even your profession through:

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