Walden University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (346)
I'm a student in my second year at this school. I read over many comments after I started this school. The program is a joke. I spend 8 weeks studying the same lessons. The classes are not geared to teaching a student all of the professional aspects of management. I spend more time learning how to develop teams than I am learning about business functions. The classes do not prepare you for the professional world. I receive emails constantly asking for opinions and new recruits. I would not dare ask someone else to join Walden, every semester they take their time issuing our refunds. My first semester it took 3 weeks to get your financial aid, a year later it takes 4 weeks to get your refund. Not to mention financial aid hung up on me, when I questioned them about financial aid. Another problem is the instructors have the power to change the syllabus after it has been posted. Once a syllabus is posted an instructor shouldn't be able to alter it. Since I started my tuition has increased and now we have to order our books, instead of the selling point that you don't have to order your books, when I first began. Also be ready to spend countless sleepless nights, writing about the same subjects you covered in week 1 and now it is in week 8.
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.