Walden University Reviews - Criminal Justice

3.71 out of 5 stars
(9 Reviews)
67% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of 9 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Moriah S seiders - 11/21/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2019
"Overall great experience. Sometimes it was a struggle to get through to talk to someone. Some issues with online communications. Instructors were amazing. Some things I remember learning about in undergraduate but at a graduate level it was more in depth. I feel I learned about a different side or new role of a similar topic I had already known about. Expectations of the classes were good, although sometimes it was a struggle to complete assignments but I was not just a student I worked while completing my degree."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Warren T - 1/25/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2019
"I would give them a 5, but I thought the cost was a little too much and didnt like the idea we had to pay extra for residencies. You get out of Walden what you put in, and if your dedicate, you can navigate and be successful. I hear many complaints about the dissertation process, but I went from prospectus to IRB in two terms. My chair generally answered my email the same day, with the latest being the following day. My slowest part was URR approval, and it took 14 days which is still within the guidelines. I would also like to point out I finished my degree for under 40K and wondered how people can spend 200 K and not have a degree!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ola - 1/16/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"The school is not for lazy people, you must be able to work as if you're in the classroom. Participate, do the assignments and submit it on time. If you missed your assignment, you would be penalized. Walden university is not for students who are not ready to study."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Billy Gunn - 7/16/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2019
"I currently attend Walden and only had a problem with one instructor. I requested to be move classes, and I was the same day. The dissertation process has not been hard, follow the rules and you will fly through it. My Prospectus was approved in 4 weeks, and my proposal was approved by the end of the first quarter. I will probably be done with everything toward the end of my second quarter, even though I am required to completed two more to obtain all the required credit. Again, if you follow the directions and DONt wait until last minute to start your actual dissertation, you will FLY through it (I actually want a second Ph.D when I complete this one)."
1.4 out of 5 stars
John - 11/30/2016
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2019
"The program is a joke and I wonder if my instructors are actually qualified to teach. When I compared my work with my friend's (currently in a residency PhD program), the instruction I got was a child play compare to the advanced statistics in his first year work. The program in no way or shape gives you the foundation of being a researcher. I quit last spring and try to transfer out; no school would accept my credit. An absolute waste of money. I am embarrassed to tell my friend I went to Walden and not to imagine telling my future employer. Just stay away."
1.0 out of 5 stars
William Hancock - 12/21/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018
"The school itself is not bad. However, the financial aid office and the academic advising office are a joke. They do NOTHING to help their students!!! I have been dealing with them for a week and I still haven't resolved my issue and I've spoken to 13 different people and that is not including the numerous amounts of emails."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Kristen - 3/14/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015
"This is the most honest review you will receive. If you are not good at learning on your own, do not attend this school. The work is HARD in most classes (which should be expected). However, there is not enough interaction with professors. I had a professor turn me in for cheating because I took his tests too fast. Well I challenged him and the school. I won the challenge as I have a photographic memory and it serves me well. I also had the best professor I ever had in my life (twice). Classes are 6 or 11 weeks long, and it generally takes a few weeks to feel the flow from the professor. I am happy with my education. I am a 4.0 student, yet I worked my tail off for that grade. If you are a visual learner, or need the slightest guidance, I recommend you go to another school. I am a driven person therefor I push myself further than the assignments require. (I feel if I do not, I am only cheating my future). If you are a student that can work on your own and push yourself, then this is your school."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Walden Student - 5/28/2014
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014
"I transferred from a brick and mortar college with a 4.0 GPA. I was about to start honors classes but I had to move. Between taking care of a dying family member, work, and taking care of my special needs child I thought that I would never get my degree. Then a friend recommended online school. I am a few classes short of earning my Bachelor's at Walden and I have never had a problem. Yes some classes and instructors are demanding and tough (I have never had lower than a 4.0 GPA in my life until Walden. I am now at a 3.82 GPA) and some instructors may be "unfair" (and even downright nasty), however this can occur in a traditional school too. I've had my share of bad teachers online and offline but if you really do the work, you will pass the class period end of story. I work hard, I study, I do the work on time; I do not expect a free pass or special treatment. They have never cheated me with financial aid and were always willing to hear me out when I had a problem. Bottom line is, it's a good school if you actually expect to do work instead of expecting a diploma mill."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Glenn - 9/27/2012
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013
"Walden is a rip off. I only attended for 1 term and was treated horribly by support services. Furthermore there is no one to contact to report the advisors.They are great until you start classes, then you are just another number. You will be lied to/and or misled."
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