Walden University Reviews of Doctorates in Social Work

  • 5 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
0% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
20% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Doctorates in Social Work

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AJ
  • Reviewed: 2/3/2021
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Walden University afforded one of the greatest professional and educational experiences of my life. In order to get through any doctoral program, you must be self-motivated to do what you need to do. This includes basic time management skills, and the ability to adhere to a completion timeline that is HANDED TO YOU IN OUTLINE FORM! I feel like the people who are complaining about their experience of this school need to take a hard look at what they are complaining about... it's not about the school, folks, it's about the students themselves and the presence (or lack thereof) of real motivation. It is not up to the dissertation committee (or the school for that matter) to get the doctoral dissertation done for you - it is your student responsibility to do all of the work. The ability to accept this responsibility and run with it is what separates a doctoral graduate from all other students. The professors are all amazing. They are all extremely supportive. I never had to wait more than 24 hours for any of my professors to get back to me. My dissertation committee chair was available to me via direct TEXT MESSAGING AND TELEPHONE. Do not go into any doctoral program expecting anything to be handed to you. Think about any whining you did as an undergraduate student and throw that insipid nonsense out the window. There is no room for it whatsoever in any doctoral program. Nobody wants to hear about all the personal and professional responsibilities you have in your life that are being impacted by all of the time you spend working on your dissertation - you either have the time needed to devote to this process or you do not. The ability to do the work and get through it successfully is what sets you apart from everyone else. Completing a doctoral degree at Walden University opened up so many doors for me that even during the current pandemic I am SWIMMING in professional work opportunities. I literally have to say "no" to the offers that are coming in. I have people reaching out to me with contracts with dollar signs in them as a prelude to discussing the work they want me to do for them. Walden University made all of this happen for me. If you're not a whiner, or a dilettante, or someone who thinks the world owes you something, then Walden University is for you. I promise you, if you're truly motivated to do what you need to do to get through a Ph.D. program, then Walden is for you!"
KR
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2020
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"This program gave solid core courses the first two year. Once Capstone began it was if I did not exist anymore. I was told a chair would mentor and be there the whole way. This was a lie. There was no support. The chair did not make set appointments and her English was very poor. The language barrier was challenging enough, but then the chair would miss appointments making it even harder to have support and guidance. I wasted a lot of money on core classes for this degree and was left on an island when it came time to complete Capstone Research Project. When brining my difficulties to the head of the social work department there was not much understanding or empathy concerning my situation. Steer clear of Doctor programs in social work at Walden University. You will be stuck holding and empty back when its time to cash in at the end of the degree."
We Know the Scam
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2020
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"From admissions to graduation, this program is terrible. Admissions counselors contradict each other, they promise transfer credits and once you are admitted, they do not let you transfer them. The professors are awful. There is absolutely no engagement with students and everyone gets an "A". You get to the dissertation/capstone phase and there is no communication. Just a faceless name continues to edit your dissertation and it is never complete. Walden's graduation rate is 6% (47% after EIGHT years) for a reason. I highly recommended motivated self-starter professionals to stay FAR FAR AWAY."
Lost in purgatory
  • Reviewed: 10/7/2019
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2028
"I do not understand this school at all. No one knows how to help out when questions are asked or give your such a general answer that you still have to go and try to figure out the answers yourself. APA standards are all over the place and do not try to ask questions because they just tell you to go learn it or if you ask the writing center questions about a submitted paper already graded, they are no help either. I have had a couple of great professors, and then the majority are just arrogant and do not want to provide any help. Walden is fast to help you go into extreme debt, but they are not willing to hire adequate teachers that actually try to help you learn. I got my master degree through these guys and had a great experience, however the doctorate degree process has been a joke. Can't believe I spent time and money to teach myself nothing. Such a waste of time and money. Shame on this school for not treating people better. Also the fact that they do not try to help you find a job after school either is shameful."
Frustrated
  • Reviewed: 6/7/2018
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I am in my doctorate. It is taking my committee member over a month to complete a review. A quarter is 3 months. Each quarter costs about $3,000 dollars. Enough said...not Recommended unless you want to default on your loans.........................."