Return to: Section 2. About Walden University
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.ncahlc.org.
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses offered to PreK–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.
Walden’s M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, and the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP accreditation attests to the quality and relevancy of Walden’s program—a program that helps provide students with the skills and credibility to maximize their impact on the profession. In addition, earning a degree that is CACREP-accredited helps to streamline the licensing application process and provides students with an advantage when applying to doctoral programs.
Walden University’s B.S. in Business Administration, Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), and Ph.D. in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education.
Walden has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI). As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), Walden has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) acknowledges that Walden’s M.S. in Human Resource Management fully aligns with the SHRM’s 2010 edition of HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates, which help define HR education standards and help business schools develop degree programs that follow these standards.
Walden’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion program, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036. CCNE is a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and ensures the quality and integrity of bachelor’s and graduate education programs in preparing effective nurses. For students, accreditation signifies program innovation and continuous self-assessment.