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General Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for Walden’s programs vary but generally include the following:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Applicable test scores
  • Completed online application
  • Employment history
  • List of transfer credits

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees vary by degree program because Walden programs are tailored to the specific needs of professionals in each field. To learn more, complete the information request form and a Walden University enrollment advisor will contact you.

Start Dates

Walden University offers frequent start dates so that you can begin your program when it’s most convenient for you. For information about start dates for your degree program of interest, complete the information request form and a Walden University enrollment advisor will contact you.

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General Considerations for International Students

  • English is the language of instruction. Depending on the language in which you earned your previous degree(s), you may need to submit test scores showing your level of English proficiency.
  • Walden University is not authorized to grant student visas for study in the United States.
  • To be admitted, you need the equivalent of a high school diploma, associate degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution or a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education. You may have your transcript(s) evaluated free of charge by Walden. This evaluation will only be valid for application to Walden.
  • Applicants requesting transfer of credit must have their transcript(s) from outside the United States certified for equivalency to U.S. degrees or coursework. Walden offers this service for free.
  • International applications are due at least eight weeks before the U.S. application deadline, so please plan accordingly.
  • You will need regular access to a computer with an Internet connection (Broadband is recommended as students with dial-up may experience degraded performance).

Many countries have their own accrediting bodies, and degree recognition differs from country to country. Prospective students who reside outside of the United States are advised to review accreditation requirements for their own country to confirm recognition of their Walden program of choice.

Admission Considerations

Doctoral Degree or Specialist Program General Admission Requirements  

  • A master's degree or higher
  • Three years of related professional or academic experience

*Select doctoral programs require a bachelor's degree for admission

Master's Degree Program General Admission Requirements  

  • A bachelor's degree or higher
  • Two professional references

Bachelor's Degree Program General Admission Requirements  

Admission is considered for adults who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent, or for candidates who may have completed college coursework.

Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are at least 24 years of age.
  • You are between the ages of 21 and 23 and have at least 12 transferable college credit hours.
  • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
  • You have already completed at least 90 college college credit hours.

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