Walden University Reviews - Psychology

2.85 out of 5 stars
(54 Reviews)
55% of 54 students said this degree improved their career prospects
56% of 54 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.4 out of 5 stars
Robbi - 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."
2.9 out of 5 stars
L - 4/26/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2021
"Academics at Walden are good. Not great but I have learned a great deal. The resources are good however they charge a "technology" fee (currently $150 a term) on top of tuition and most courses required a book that you need to pay for additionally. While there is financial aid refunds and book advances....the most recent course required a book that was $100 and couldn't be purchased used because it was a brand new edition. We only used maybe 50 pages of reading material out of this book. The instructors, mentors, directors and advisor are all nice and try to help students out when issues arise. However, I would caution anyone who is thinking about attending Walden to prepare for the headache that is Financial Aid Services. I have had nothing but issues with them and the process since enrolling. When I say there is constantly an issue, I mean it never stops. There is always a paper missing, something not filled out right or another issue that requires much time and effort to get resolved. If you ask a question, you will get a response however when you reach back out to them you get a completely different answer from the first response. I had read negative reviews about the Financial Aid Dept before enrolling and I wished that I had listened. It is time consuming, stressful and never ending. I was planning on continuing my education at Walden for my Master's degree but this last issue with Financial Aid was the last straw. I can't wait for 3 more terms to be over and be done with me. Also to any potential students....just a helpful hint that I wished I knew before enrolling at Walden....a lot of organizations WILL NOT allow you to even apply for a grant or scholarship at a for-profit college. I learned that the hard way. It is an expensive college and there is not much help in getting help with the cost."
1.4 out of 5 stars
FRS - 2/18/2020
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2023
"New York pulled their ability to recruit students from new york. I enrolled in 2010. I took a leave in 2014/2015. When I tried to returned in 2019 to finish my degree, I was told I could not because they cannot enroll anyone from New York. I have 60 credits in the program and I cannot finish. I can’t get any answers from the school on how I can’t complete the program or how I can get reimbursed. Does anyone baby any information or has experienced this?"
1.9 out of 5 stars
Current Student - 12/17/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"You stay longer and pay more because the processing and communication time is not conducive to timely finish. The worst is URR review when trying to complete the process and exit. This department takes 14 days to review a document regardless of their workload. Financial aid just can't seem to perfect the act of accurate and efficiently billing and crediting. Processes change without advance notice, so you are left feeling uttlely confused. Good luck trying to get a recommendation letter, considering your chances of getting the same faculty for more than one course. Walden needs to do better at their processing time, and faculty respectfully communicating with students."
3.6 out of 5 stars
J. Horner - 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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Smith Smith - 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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Md. Eason - 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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
STAY AWAY - 4/30/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"This has got to be one of the worst colleges in existence. This university prolonged my degree for 14 years, and my dissertation for 7 years. I am a half million dollars in debt and still never finished my PhD because I was not able to find a practicum or internship site, and this university never placed me. They took my money all through college and once I was required to do my field work, they turned their backs and never provided a clinic. So now I am stuck with all this student loans debt and no degree. BEWARE, I AM SERIOUS STAY AWAY, OR YOU TOO WILL BE SORRY, AND WILL NEVER FINISH YOUR DEGREE. . ABSOLUTE WORST DECISION I EVERY MADE!!"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Kimberly - 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! :)"
1.0 out of 5 stars
TAKE HEED TO THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 1/9/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2022
"Attending this school was the worst decision I could have made even though I only attended 2 weeks. The system is hard to follow and that makes submitting work complicated. Financial aid is a real joke you can call 3 times and you'll get 3 different answers. Discussion board assignments do not relate to the course and the 6 credit technology course is useless. I read these reviews on here and I still went against the grain and applied. DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL BY ANY MEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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