Walden University Reviews
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I received my MBA from Walden in 2014. I would have to say it has helped me a lot in getting better jobs, to have the words MBA on my CV. I moved to Asia where the MBA degree is highly respected, perhaps more so than elsewhere even. Any prospective MBA student should understand that you have to already be motivated towards business and management. The degree won't take the place of your own determination. However, it will give you added knowledge and open doors. It has for me anyway. Good luck on your path!
Hi, I am a Malaysian, and is interesting to take up the Masters in Clinical Psychology offered by Walden University. However, by reading up these reviews, i am quite hesitate for my decision now. Kindly help to advice if the support for this program is sufficient for me to finish my masters please? And if i graduate, is Walden certificate really a joke to at least secure a stable job?
This University is designed for you! It requires one to be dedicated and self motivated. I had the best support from my mentors. College is not easy and may times, people get the concept mixed up. For instance, looking for an easy way to earn a degree! It's all up to you...not the University you chose. Their responsibility is to guide and assist when called upon.
I am currently having a terrible experience with your school. I am in the Doctor of Education program and received an incomplete from my professor for a paper that she acknowledged that I did correctly. I have been trying to contact her for three weeks with the response that she is traveling "this week". I assume there is no rush to correct the error on the school's part because I am on temporary leave while I have my baby, and they are not in danger or losing money by not responding immediately. I am incredibly disappointed with the lack of service I have received for this problem. Although I think the program is great and the education of quality, this lack of response and lack of concern for the student should make anyone hesitant to enroll in the programs.
I had a great experience at Walden University. I would recommend students attend in-person residencies because meeting your classmates face-to-face adds a great deal to the experience as you can then put a face to the name in classes. Also, relationships with faculty members are greatly enhanced. Overall, like all academic pursuits, you get out of it what you are willing to invest. Nobody will hold your hand, like the real world, you need to stay on top of your studies. Because Walden is an online university, they are very strict about following policies that are required for accreditation. I can't say enough positive things about my experience at Walden. It was a wonderful experience and it has helped me both academically and professionally.
Completing classes at Walden was about what I expected of an online program. It was very time consuming; however, I learned a lot. Although I feel that my instructors were not clear about the project study requirements, the overall experience was not bad. Most of my concerns are based upon my experiences after I completed my degree. First, it took them about 4 months to send my degree. Secondly, almost a year after I received my degree the registrar or someone in registration decided that I should have received an Ed. D. Instead of a Ph.D. Although they sent a letter explaining that they made a mistake, it did not remove the frustration. Finally, I requested that they complete a verification form so that I can receive the appropriate financial increase, but they refused to complete it. Therefore, I have not received the raise.
I enrolled in the summer. My current class I have is very difficult and I have really struggling. My online instructor makes cut and paste name comments on the DB. She has yet to give me full credit for ANY class work with no explanation. I reviewed the syllabus a couple days ago to find there are TWO prerequisite classes I never was offered. when i asked my advisor he said the prerequisite was only for those taking that topic in their masters they often just throw people in whatever and THESE people don't need (read deserve) the two classes this one is based on!!BS
Overall, I had a great learning experience at Walden University. At the end of the day a student will get out what they put in. Distance learning is not for everyone; however, if you can be organized and stay on top of your work, distance education has tremendous advantages. At Walden, your classmates will be a diverse group which adds to the richness of the experience.
The only people I have seen struggle with the program are the ones that had severe personality disorders. I am thankful the workload washed them out. The workload is also right on target as Walden owning the largest library in the world provides students with the exact material we need. You may also put more into the course or less if you want and still earn an A as it is adult learning. People that cannot learn on their own often complain the most. I really have enjoyed the overall process and feel I excel in many areas over students from other schools such as understanding different models, interdisciplinary collaboration, applying evidence based practices, and scholar applications. Most of all Walden does not brainwash into the only clinical model of social work that is pushed in contemporary times. I am a little behind than other schools in role-playing client interactions but I have taken upon myself to learn therapy skills on my own. I feel I am well rounded and ready to handle the field the same or better than other brand new clinicians.
If you are pursuing a counseling degree- please go elsewhere! I transferred into Walden when I moved across the country. They refused to take the majority of my credits and gave no explanation as to why... one course it was simply because one word was not included in the course name (It was only called Family Systems, not COUPLES and Family Therapy). You have to do two week long residencies that require travel and maybe one location that is convenient for people who live on the West Coast. Then, they book it into one of the most expensive hotels- that they contract with- and costing an outrageous amount of money. I asked to book my second residency early due to being pregnant and knowing that I would be flight restricted during the "appropriate timeline" and was denied. Now, I have to take it later in the program. Most recently, I'm having the most difficult of times with them regarding my internship. I plan to do my internship at my current workplace, they will not let me count any of my regular duties which will require me to work an additional 20 hours each week. Because I'm completing my residency "late" they won't let me start my internship even though they wouldn't make an exception on the front end for me. They say that they don't want to "damage the relationship with the field site." However, they don't have a relationship with the field site and since it is my workplace, if I would damage the relationship, I would lose my job. They are unwilling to help their students find work sites- as a friend of mine has not been able to secure one for the past 9 months, which forces her to just keep taking classes over and over. Now, I'm too far into my program to transfer to another school without having to retake a bunch of classes. This is beyond a FOR PROFIT school and is not interested in helping their students succeed.