Return to: Section 2. About Walden University
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, hlcommission.org.
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in professional education for the preparation of teachers, administrators, and other P–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures the institution has met rigorous national standards set by the profession and members of the public.
Walden’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, and the PhD 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.
BS in Information Technology is one of only a few online programs accredited by ABET, the internationally recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
Walden University’s BS in Business Administration, Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and PhD in Management programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The BS in Accounting and MS in Accounting programs are also accredited by ACBSP and have earned the organization’s Specialized Accounting Accreditation. ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education.
Walden’s MS in Project Management is one of a limited number of programs worldwide accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, the world’s leading association for project management professionals.
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, DC 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.
Walden University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation for professional social workers and ensuring that social work programs meet these standards.