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|Research Quality||B-||Research Availability||C|
|Research Funding||-||Graduate Politics||A|
|Errand Runners||A+||Degree Completion||A+|
|Alternative pay [ta/gsi]||-||Sufficient Pay||-|
|Faculty Accessibility||A-||Useful Research||A|
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|Campus Maintenance||-||University Resource/spending||C-|
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traditionally degreedindividuals at the academic institution I've been teaching at for 3 years that haven't tried to poo poo it. I wouldn't have given up my well over 6 figure salary early on in my life to go that route though as I wasn't pursuing academia back then. Basically, It comes down to what you do with it. If you go this route, choose a tough dissertation committee and publish the hell out of it when you get yourself degreed. I agree with one of the above posts in that there is much you can do to validate your doctorate for those who poo poo it with how you use and apply it.Moral of the story, it is not an easy degree to achieve, and it is definitely inferior to land-based programs in reputation, BUT I'm going on tenure track in the fall at an AACSB institution with an ABD status from Walden.On a related note, I have a peer that has a PhD from a FAR INFERIOR institution than Walden, but he was extremely well published, and just left our university to go to move to a state school. It just further stresses that it is less about the degree and more about your research and publications.Couple of pieces of advice, if you choose Walden, use the self-paced structure to your advantage, you can get this done in 2 years without giving up a 6 figure salary…and be totally prepared and committed to backing up your degree with significant publications and contributions to your field.Good luck.
Brock University (Canada) 1:negative
Harper College (IL) 1:negative
Johnson State College (VT) 1:negative
Bard College (NY) 1:neutral
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