Walden University Reviews - Public Health

3.04 out of 5 stars
(20 Reviews)
55% of 20 students said this degree improved their career prospects
65% of 20 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Jo - 12/12/2019
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have an MPH from Walden and am working on my doctorate. I really love Walden actually! I am sad to hear people with bad experiences. The only bad experiences I've had were with people getting me into my programs, both times. The recruiters don't always have accurate intel. I have attended several other brick and mortor undergrad schools, and have found Walden to be very user friendly. That said, you have to use what they offer. You also have to do the work of finding your own internships and such. But when I interned with 2 other grad students from the local MPH program, they were actually under prepared in comparison. They definitely had more of a beat on what was happening locally, but they missed quite a bit of material in the meantime, and weren't as versed in many aspects of public health practice. I was so proud of my education, I am back for a doctorate! Great school."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Ex-Walden Student - 10/21/2019
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018
"Save your money. In general, online programs provide 62% less efficiency than real graduate programs. The institution itself is very disorganized, they performed unscheduled 24-hour maintenance on Blackboard 5 times in one 10 week semester during the school week and don’t offer any deadline extensions. I withdrew halfway through the semester because I wasn’t learning anything and went to real college and the difference was huge. I was in the Public Health program and it was a joke."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Gerald Ileka - 9/26/2019
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2019
"To be honest, nothing good comes easy. I just defended my dissertation. It hasn't been an easy journey. I had some bad experiences. However, the good experience I had out numbers the bad. Walden University gives you back what you put in. If you manage your time well, follow instructions, and build a good network (peers and faculty) alike. You will make your journey easier. Yes! Sometimes things won't go the way you want it. Frustrating! I know but, use your resources: writing center, library, course advisor, career service. So I don't understand how people say that they don't get help. You don't expect to be spoon fed. You don't get that in the conventional universities, so why expect it from an online school. The bottom line is, we must not have all good stories to tell. But before you point fingers, ask yourself what you did wrong and what you didn't do at all. Shalom."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Maria calixta - 2/20/2019
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016
"A strongly rigorous online program. I was 7 years to finish my doctorate. The IRB process for research was very easy compared to other universities in Puerto Rico. The only limitation is the application of the theory, but I learned a lot to comply with high expectations in my work."
4.0 out of 5 stars
anonymous - 1/13/2019
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2022
"While I can not vouch for other departments, I can say the public health department at Walden is excellent. I am currently in the PhD in public health, epidemiology concentration, and have enjoyed it immensely. There are multiple resources and I was able to get responses to questions I had from any department within 48 hours maximum. Like any other university, some professors are better than others, but overall it has been a great experience. I am currently do well in every class, but it because I have spent at least 5-20 hours a week doing the assignments. However, do not think it is easy. There are plagiarism detectors and rubrics that specify what is expected for each assignment, so you do not think for a second that you do not have to put in the time and effort to do the work. I think Walden is designed for students who recognize they have to be responsible for their own learning. While the professors and other departments can help, it is ultimately up to you to ensure you pass each class, get financial aid setup each quarter/semester, etc. For those people who had a negative experience, I am sorry to hear that. But overall, in my perspective, Walden is a great learning experience for anyone who wants a graduate degree and has to balance school, work, and life in general."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dont Do It - 2/9/2018
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2019
"Below standards is an understatement. There is no teaching what so ever. You can do a better job on your own. There portal system is horrible and forget contacting support they are not helpful and never know whats going on. In terms of finances they don't follow through on their promises. I was told I would receive a $1000.00 grant for the winter quarter and this did not happen. They only applied $500.00 I wasted a lot of precious time attending this school. I regret it and would have been better off attending another school."
5.0 out of 5 stars
ANester - 1/3/2018
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2019
"I enjoy going to Walden. In a nutshell, stay on top of your submissions in each class (submit by wed and sun typically), don't get too political/stay positive in the discussion rooms, and realize that each class is 6 weeks -so if you don't particularly care for an instructor, it wont be forever. I will be a junior in the Bachelors program this year and I can testify it is worth the effort."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Jamie Brandenburg - 12/29/2017
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017
"I believe that Walden was an excellent fit for me. I was able to work towards my degree and work full time. The courses were relevant to my job and course of study. They built on each other to explore topics and expand my knowledge base. I was very happy and graduate as expected."
4.1 out of 5 stars
International Travler - 3/31/2017
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017
"I have taken online classes at multiple schools and Walden is competitive with structure and demand. Personally, I love the brick and mortar school better because I can interact face-to-face with my peers and instructor. But my husband is in the military and we travel around the world. Online schools have been a blessing to me to finish my passion. Online learning is self-guided. You learn as much as you put into it. If you expect to sit and listen, you will not do well at any online school. The one thing I love at Walden is the support from the library and writing center. I have used the online chat many times to ask questions. I also watch webinars of information that have helped me learn and grow. Online worked for me and I learned quite a bit!"
4.9 out of 5 stars
Malissia Lockett - 9/6/2016
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017
"I am currently in the Track II: Epidemiology at Walden University and studying how infectious and chronic diseases can devastate entire communities. The Epidemiology specialization broadens your understanding of how these diseases affect populations and explores strategies for maintaining the health of communities. Study how the prevalence of chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes can distress communities and learn to create education programs that can help prevent the spread of chronic disease. As part of the coursework, I have conducted an epidemiological field study that included original research. Track II is designed for students who hold a bachelors degree or higher in an academic discipline other than the public health field. In addition to specialization coursework, Track II explores public health fundamentals including case studies and research methods, public health management, and environmental health."
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