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Walden University

Founded in 1970, Walden University offers undergraduate and graduate training online from professional instructors. Advanced degrees include management, public administration, health and human services, psychology, and information technology programs. Students receive career-focused distance learning while virtually interacting with diverse peers.

In addition to career placement assistance, Walden offers a variety of student services to aid students during their education including online customer support, academic advising, library resources, student union, and the writing center to assist student writers.

Financial Aid is available for qualified students and includes Federal grants, loans, and work study. Walden University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Programs offered:

Bachelor Degrees
*Students must be at least 24 years of age to enroll in BS programs.

* Bachelor of Science in Business AdministrationBachelor of Science in Business Administration
With specializations in:
o General
o Finance
o Human Resource Management
o Information Systems
o Management
o Marketing

Learn fundamental business management skills to improve current career mobility or enter the business world for the first time. Graduates may apply bachelor learning and credentials toward continued education via the Walden M.B.A. program.
* Bachelor of Science in Child DevelopmentBachelor of Science in Child Development
With specializations in:
o Preschool
o Infant/Toddler
o Dual Concentration (Preschool & Infant/Toddler)

Students learn skills to positively influence the development of children from infancy through preschool. The Child Development program specializations include writing and critical-thinking courses to help children with vocabulary, social skills, science and math concepts, and foundational learning.
* Bachelor of Science in CommunicationBachelor of Science in Communication
With specializations in:
o Self-Designed
o Marketing Communication
o New Media
o Online Work and Communities
o Organizational Communication
o Public Relations
* Bachelor of Science in Computer Information SystemsBachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
With specializations in:
o Healthcare Informatics
o Human Computer Interaction
o Information Systems Management
o Information Systems Security
o Online Work and Communities
o Self-Designed

The CIS program incorporates business and technology training to prepare students for rapid advancement in the technology field, while enabling professionals to successfully analyze and evaluate information systems requirements.
* Bachelor of Science in Criminal JusticeBachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
With specializations in:
o Crime and Criminals
o Criminal Justice Management & Administration
o Computer Information systems & Security
o Homeland Security
o Human Services for Criminal Justice
* Bachelor of Science in Instructional Design & TechnologyBachelor of Science in Instructional Design & Technology
With specializations in:
o General
o Business and Organizational Change
o Human Factors and Interface Design

Combining academic theory with practical, hands-on experience, this degree program can help prepare you to excel in a career in the fast-growing field of instructional design and technology such as Instructional Coordinator/Designer, Training and Development Specialist, Curriculum Designer, Course Editor, Desktop Publishing, Web Design, or Multimedia Specialist.
* Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Build a solid and diverse educational foundation through flexible online study and research.
* Bachelor of Science in NursingBachelor of Science in Nursing
Students prepare for nursing careers through specialized training and real-world experience. The BSN program requires a current RN license.
* Bachelor of Science in PsychologyBachelor of Science in Psychology
With specializations in:
o Psychology Applied in Everyday Life
o Psychology Applied in Helping Professions
o Psychology Applied in the Workplace
o Psychology Preparation for Graduate Schools

This bachelor program helps students understand the role of psychology in society and in professional decision-making. Students develop core psychology competencies before isolating a specialty that best fits individual interests.

Master Degrees
*BA/BS Degree is required for Graduate Degrees.
*Master Degrees in Education require a valid teaching certificate

* Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
With specializations in:
o General
o Entrepreneurship
o Finance
o Human Resources
o International Business
o Leadership
o Marketing
o Project Management
o Risk Management
o Sustainable Futures
o Technology

Gain credentials and learning with specialized electives and six-week accelerated courses in preparation for a career in business administration. There is flexibility to maneuver between the MBA and MPA programs.
* M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership (M.S. NP)M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership (M.S. NP)
Train for mid-to-upper level management in a nonprofit organization through fundamental learning in leadership, communication, and administration.
* M.S. in Nursing (MSN) - BSN TrackM.S. in Nursing (MSN) - BSN Track
With specializations in:
o General
o Education
o Informatics
o Leadership and Management
This graduate program in nursing allows students to collaborate with other nurses and healthcare scholars while preparing for advanced nursing careers. Students must possess a BSN to enroll in the MSN - BSN track.
* M.S. in Nursing (MSN) - RN TrackM.S. in Nursing (MSN) - RN Track
With specializations in:
o General
o Education
o Informatics
o Leadership and Management
This graduate program in nursing allows students to collaborate with other nurses and healthcare scholars while preparing for advanced nursing careers. Students must possess an RN license to enroll in the MSN - RN track.
* Master of Information Systems ManagementMaster of Information Systems Management
With specializations in:
o Business Information Management
o Enterprise Information Security
o IT Strategy and Governance
o Managing Global Software & Service Supply Chains
* Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
With specializations in:
o General
o Law and Public Policy
o Local Government Management
o Homeland Security Policy
o Nonprofit Management & Leadership
o Policy Analysis
o Interdisciplinary Policy Studies
o Health Policy

Students develop skills and methods to successfully manage public and private organizations. Curriculum includes specialized communication and administrative study to become a community leader.
* Master of Public HealthMaster of Public Health
Develop community health skills and solutions to health problems on a local, regional, national, and global scale while gaining exposure to diverse multicultural perspectives.
* M.S. in EducationM.S. in Education
NOTE: These programs require teacher certification.
With specializations in:
o General
o Adolescent Literacy and Technology
o Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K-12)
o Educational Leadership
o Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades preK-6)
o Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K-6)
o Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K-12)
o Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (Grades 6-12)
o Mathematics (Grades 6-8)
o Mathematics (Grades K-5)
o Middle Level Education (Grades 5-8)
o Science (Grades K-8)
o Special Education (non-licensure)
o Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12)
* M.S. in LeadershipM.S. in Leadership
With specializations in:
o General Management
o Entrepreneurship
o Human Resources Leadership
o Innovation & Technology
o Leader Development
o Project Management
o Sustainable Futures
o Self-Designed
* M.S. in Mental Health CounselingM.S. in Mental Health Counseling
Through a mix of research, practical application, and coursework, Walden's newly CACREP-accredited M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program can prepare you to integrate knowledge and skills into a career as a successful professional counselor. Developed by leading experts in the field, the CACREP-accredited M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program is designed to meet the high standards set by CACREP and to provide continuity throughout your learning experience, with each course building upon key competencies.

*Walden University’s M.S. in Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Because no graduate program can guarantee licensure upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate agency to determine specific requirements. For more information about licensure, students should visit the National Board for Certified Counselors at www.nbcc.org/stateboardmap and contact the appropriate licensing body. International students are encouraged to identify and contact their appropriate licensing body.
* M.S. in PsychologyM.S. in Psychology
With specializations in:
o General
o Organizational Psychology and Development
o Crisis Management & Response
o Health Psychology
o Leadership Development & Coaching
o Media Psychology
o Organizational Psychology & Nonprofit Management
o Program Evaluation & Research
o Psychology of Culture
o Psychology, Public Administration & Social Change
o Social Psychology
o Terrorism & Security

Apply psychological knowledge and research to practical situations while conducting independent research in pursuit of a career or further graduate or PhD. certificate study.
* M.S. in Clinical Research Administration (MS CRA)M.S. in Clinical Research Administration (MS CRA)
This program incorporates practice exercises into management and research curriculum to prepare students for professional leadership positions with companies and organizations.
* Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.)Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.)
Develop leadership skills to effectively manage healthcare facilities at the middle to upper management level.
* Special Education Endorsement Programs with opt. M.S. Ed. degree (16 mo.)Special Education Endorsement Programs with opt. M.S. Ed. degree (16 mo.)
NOTE: These programs require teacher certification.
With specializations in:
o Emotional Behavioral Disorders (K-12)
o Learning Disabilties (K-12)

NOTE: Programs include optional MS Ed degree.
* Special Education Programs (8 months)Special Education Programs (8 months)
With Concentrations in:
o Emotional Behavioral Disorders (K-12)
o Learning Disabilities (K-12)
* Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in TeachingTeacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching
With specializations in:
o Early Childhood Education
o Special Education - Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
o Special Education - Learning Disabilities

Doctorate Degrees
*BA/BS Degree is required for Graduate Degrees.
Doctorate Degrees in Education require a valid teaching certificate

* Doctor of Business AdministrationDoctor of Business Administration
With specializations in:
o Entrepreneurship
o Finance
o Global Supply Chain Management
o International Business
o Information Systems Management
o Leadership
o Marketing
o Self-Designed
o Social Impact Management
o Technology Entrepreneurship
* Ed.D. in EducationEd.D. in Education
NOTE: These programs require teacher certification.
With specializations in:
o Teacher Leadership
o Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning
o Higher Education and Adult Learning
* Education Specialist (Ed.S.)Education Specialist (Ed.S.)
With Concentrations in:
o Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning
o Educational Technology
o Teacher Leadership
* Ph.D. in Education (Ph.D. Ed.)Ph.D. in Education (Ph.D. Ed.)
NOTE: These programs require teacher certification.
With specializations in:
o General
o Adult Education Leadership
o Community College Leadership
o Early Childhood Education
o Educational Technology
o Higher Education
o K-12 Education Leadership
o Special Education
o Self-Designed
* Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision SciencesPh.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences
With specializations in:
o General
o Accounting
o Engineering Management
o Finance
o Information Systems Management
o Knowledge Management
o Leadership and Organizational Change
o Learning Management
o Operations Research

Enhance knowledge and practice of management and leadership with a foundation in business, management, and administration.
* Ph.D. in Health ServicesPh.D. in Health Services
With specializations in:
o General
o Health Management and Policy
o Community Health Promotion and Education

Design and deliver current and upcoming health services through theory and practical application.
* Ph.D. in Human ServicesPh.D. in Human Services
With specializations in:
o General
o Clinical Social Work
o Criminal Justice
o Counseling
o Family Studies and Intervention Strategies
o Human Services Administration
o Social Policy Analysis and Planning

Develop action-oriented research skills to pursue cutting-edge public service design and delivery methods in practical environments.
* Ph.D. in Public HealthPh.D. in Public Health
With specializations in:
o General
o Community Health Promotion and Education
o Epidemiology

Solve public health problems while contributing to research and practice in public health with curriculum focused on medical, social, political, ethical, and economic factors that contribute to community well-being.
* Ph.D. in PsychologyPh.D. in Psychology
With specializations in:
o General
o Clinical Psychology
o Counseling Psychology
o General Educational Psychology
o General Research Evaluation
o Health Psychology
o Organizational Psychology
o School Psychology

Receive skill training and professional status in health care settings, private practices, academic positions, or consultants through specialization in Clinical Psychology (Licensure), Counseling Psychology (Licensure), General Psychology, Health Psychology, Organizational Psychology, and School Psychology (Licensure).
* Ph.D. in Public Policy and AdministrationPh.D. in Public Policy and Administration
With specializations in:
o General
o Criminal Justice
o Homeland Security Policy and Coordination
o Health Services
o International Non Governmental Organizations
o Knowledge Management
o Nonprofit Management and Leadership
o Public Management and Leadership
o Public Policy
o Public Safety Management

Develop leadership skills to create plans, develop policies, and manage resources across economic sectors with scientifically and academically grounded practices through flexible distance learning.

Post-Doctoral Certificate
*BA/BS Degree is required for Graduate Degrees.

* Post-Doctoral Psychology CertificatePost-Doctoral Psychology Certificate
With specializations in:
o Online Teaching
o Clinical Child Psychology
o Clinical Assessment

Students who already possess a Ph.D. in Psychology may continue their education through research and additional specialization licensure.

Accrediting Agencies
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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