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Walden University

How this student rated the school
Research QualityA Research AvailabilityA
Research FundingA Graduate PoliticsA
Errand RunnersA Degree Completion-
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]- Sufficient Pay-
Competitiveness- Education QualityA
Faculty AccessibilityA+ Useful ResearchA+
ExtracurricularsA Success-UnderstandingA+
Surrounding City- Social Life/Environment-
"Individual" treatmentA+ FriendlinessA+
Safety- Campus Beauty-
Campus Maintenance- University Resource/spending-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Psychology (This Major's Salary over time)
Having just spent 2+ years completing my MS in Mental Health Counseling I have to say I am incredibly happy with my educational experience. While doing my internship I found that I was consistently ahead of my peers who went to traditional universities some with price tags much higher than Walden. Also to the gentleman who posted that was upset because the university did not setup an internship site for him. I know having done some research beforehand that thinking you would be placed at an internship site is not something you will commonly experience in graduate work and it seems pretty petty to use that as the basis for not liking your program.

When selecting any school or program it?s important to know what you are getting into, these courses are not for everyone and I know that a good number of people that I started with over two years ago did not finish their degrees. I don?t think that this is different than any other school environment, the professors at Walden will help you but they won?t carry you. If you think online means easy you are better off not even applying to any graduate program let alone this one.

In response to some of the other claims that were made in these reviews I have never once seen a situation at Walden that could be construed as racist or sexist on the part of the faculty. The faculty population is fairly diverse in terms of ethnic, cultural, and yes sexual orientation. The residencies you attend should demonstrate this fairly effectively when you meet your professors face to face. To the claim that the professors are all former Walden graduates, I can say in my program this is most definitely not the case. Not one of my professors was a former Walden graduate; they came from universities such as Penn State, University of Texas, Yale, Harvard, and Notre Dame Etc. They also were not recent graduates many of these individuals had counseling practices of their own so they have knowledge beyond academic that they can offer to further discussion and learning. Lastly to those who have complained that they weren?t able to resubmit work after it was graded for reconsideration and a higher grade, I would suggest you work to ensure you have a complete understanding of the assignment and do your best work the 1st time around, most undergraduate professors that I had at a traditional school wouldn?t do this either.

The one issue / complaint that I did see that held some validity was that some of the professors could be harsh at times. This is something that I did occasionally experience (3 times in 2 and a ? years) but in some cases because of the method of communication (email / messaging) it is possible to construe a tone that is not intended by the sender of the communication. In those rare cases that I have had issues that went beyond what I felt was appropriate I recognized that I have exactly the same options for resolving the situation in a digital classroom as I would in an actual one. If this occurred in a traditional school the administration would do exactly what Walden does in those cases and if you think differently you are fooling yourself. Lastly you do have the option to take note of the professor?s name and make sure should you end up in one of his / her classes in the future you request a section change. To my knowledge no student that has requested a change such as this has been denied that change if they had a good reason for requesting it.

In terms of a general disclaimer I am in no way affiliated with Walden University in any other capacity than that of a student. If you are looking to learn and not afraid of the work load then this is the school for you, if you are looking to coast and do the bare minimum do not apply to this school. You will be writing a negative review on this site someday in the future after you discover that that attitude won?t get you a masters or doctorate degree.

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