Walden University Reviews of Master's in Psychology

  • 17 Reviews
  • Minneapolis (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: Not Provided
40% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
53% of 17 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Psychology

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  • Reviewed: 6/27/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"If you can teach yourself and just need the information to learn from, then go here. I got my MS here and most of the teachers were good, but the advanced statistics professor refused to answer any of the students questions with only vague responses. Another psych professor couldn’t help 3 students so I had to teach them when I was a student! I got my certificate in I/O psych here and the professor for the leadership course was a joke. She wasn’t qualified and didn’t even know how to use blackboard. It’s an online school with no internship requirement. So you can’t use your Masters to get a real job in your field. It’s accredited, but they don’t their courses are limited so you can’t get your PhD anywhere else because your MS won’t count. You would have to retake your Masters to get in. Anyone can get accepted here. All you need is a 2.5 GPA so most of the peers you’ll find in class have very poor grammar. I only went here bc I couldn’t walk to campus. But I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone. Please don’t go here."
J. Horner
  • Reviewed: 9/10/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I recently graduated from Walden University and I was pleased with the experience all the way. From the moment I decided to continue my education, they advisers were friendly, efficient, and available. If I ever had a question, they were quick to respond. The professors were professional, adequate, and thorough in their teachings as well as feedback on assignments. I recommend anyone who has previously taken college courses online to join Walden University. If you haven't taken online courses, I would recommend Walden as well since they give you more than enough tools and resources to help you acclimate to the online classroom."
Smith Smith
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I attended this school online after leaving the military to complete my masters. Do not take any classes with Benita Stiles! She lives in New Zealand while she teaches online. She does not respond to emails and she does not explain nor help with assignments. I did multiple videos for her class before she told me that they were incorrect. I asked for the ability to turn it in late so that I could follow her guidance but did not receive an answer. She declined and failed me after I asked for help multiple times. Originally, I received an incomplete which would have been okay as far as the GI bill was concerned because they wouldn't have made me pay it back. After I complained and wrote a letter to the school, my grade was changed to an F which has now put me 2500 dollars in debt to my GI Bill. The administration dealing with Psychology never emailed me back after I asked for them to review my class progress and the emails I had sent asking for help with the videos. After this incident, things continued to roll down hill. With no concern for my disability, my military service, or what I was dealing with at the time, the financial aid office refused to allow me access to federal student aid so that I can pay for the class I failed (and need to graduate). I will not be able to graduate because of one class and one horrible professor as well as my disabilities causing me issues at home, that the school has no concern for. I can't graduate due to my GPA but I cant fix it without retaking the ONE class I failed. i can't afford that one class. I believe this school has no concern for their students and their progress. They are only concerned with money and protecting teachers who do not do their jobs. I have appealed and appealed but no luck. I will not recommend this school to anyone. Even, If I do find a way to pay for the one class I need financial aid for (and cannot receive because the school has denied my request even though FAFSA has approved me), I will not finish my doctorate here!. Please choose another school for your own financial security and success. Check the graduation rate for the school. I now know why it is so low. They are not concerned with you graduating. They are only concerned about money no matter how many classes they make you take multiple times due to the horrible teaching."
Md. Eason
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"Did not graduate but did enroll some years ago. After college counselor had me enrolled helped me with every thing once enrolled, I felt as if i no longer had support so I very like i was tricked into the school because i was promised to receive assistance and support and that never happened. So I withdrew from classes with a debt and nver heard fron them again besides sending bill (debt owed to them). Rhis is when foinf to school online was very new and not many schools were doing it."
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I have had a good experience with Walden. I began working on my MS in late 2016 and am now finishing my Capstone/Thesis (Feb 2019). Many people mention in their reviews that the school is expensive; if you research the school, it indicates it is a for-profit University, and not unlike many private schools. With that said, my total expenses were almost exactly what they told me they would be. Books are always expensive through a University bookstore; it does not matter if it's brick and mortar or online. You need to shop around to get the best deals on books/supplies (i.e., Amazon). I have had excellent professors who were engaged in discussions and responsive to emails. I can honestly say that I have not experienced any problems with the MS Psychology program. You need to understand the expectation about discussion boards; they are like small papers and need to be formatted and written in APA style (with references), or you will get dinged for it. Checking the boards and posting on time are also vital to success. My undergrad is from a brick and mortar, and the online experience requires a lot of self-motivation and organization. It was a lot more work, but it has been worth it. Read the fine print and understand what you are embarking on; the online environment is not for everyone. Good luck! :)"
No complaints
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"So far I have no complaints about this university at all. I graduate in may, and all of my classes have run smoothly and communication with any teachers, advisors, financial aid people has been ok. The classes are challenging and most professors have been great, except one, but you can't expect all of them to be the same or great. People are individuals and have different ways of dealing with stuff. If you are someone who can handle dealing with multiple types of people and situations you should have no problems."
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"If you have a Bach and you have worked in the field and you know how to really write and research and you do not need any help or feedback from anyone, than you can get a degree at Walden. Do not go to an online school for Bach degree. GO to a brick and mortar school. There are things you need to learn and access you need to have at that stage in your degree. Online schools, especially Walden, are about giving you the least amount of help. I have found everyone helpful but do agree about not upsetting your instructor. For one class, I was not even sure I had an instructor. It was 4 weeks in and I was like oh, do we have a teacher. Wait until there is a special at Walden. Sometimes they do a 30% off the entire time of your degree and that is not bad. DO NOT expect help at this school. You will need to be intelligent, self starter, researcher, motivated and ready to put in 20-40 hours a week to truly earn your degree. Yes, you can put in less and graduate, but that does not mean you will learn."
Cheryl Canale
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I would never recommend this school. The staff is very unprofessional and not able to provide any information for the university. You are better looking for another school or teaching yourself. Very expensive also for not getting any type of education."
  • Reviewed: 8/28/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"This is my first two classes at Walden I was told that I had to take 2 classes to meet Walden's requirement LIES. They gave me the wrong prices for the classes LIES. I was told that all my aid went through and that it would be ok to start classes 2 and a half weeks late without penalties LIES. Walden informed me that everything was cleared with the professors and the University that my enrollment was completed late and by books came over two week after class started LIES.I just had to complete the pass work on my time before the class was completed and all work would be graded without penalty LIES, keep in mind that Walden University sends their book to you therefor you have no control over when they come.When i completed the classes only one of the professors would accept my work the other professor just said she was not accepting my work and gave me an F grade.She was not concerned about the University sending my books late or what they told me.This professors advice for me was that I would learn from this. CAN SOMEONE AT WALDEN TELL ME WHAT IS THE LESSON IN THIS? The university wants me to still pay for this class. When I called Walden about this they replied by saying they could make the grade a (W) withdraw from the class but,I still have to pay the cash.I was told false information from Walden and known I am being penalized for their errors.The University refused to do anything about my complaint but drop me from role with no explanation. DO NOT ATTEND THIS UNIVERSITY YOU WILL BE SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR FAILURE RUN."
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Adult learners be aware. I'm very dissatisfied with the lack of empathy of instruction and circumstances. They seemed to more interested in money than with student success. Instructors seem to be facilitators of chatrooms rather than providing significant teaching of course material. Overall, I find Walden lacking quality instruction for course material. The technology of the chat room is a decade old with no video or lecture ability. Collaboration is great...however, it is mostly with students and is not real time. often many hours or even days go by without instructor feedback."