2019–2020 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2019) 
    
    Jan 28, 2022  
2019–2020 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2019) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accreditation


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Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, hlcommission.org.

 

 

Walden University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of 7 years, from April 2019 through June 2026. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. CAEP is the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation, promoting excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.

 

Walden’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, MS in School Counseling, and the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision programs 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 may help to streamline the licensing application process and provides students with an advantage when applying to doctoral programs. 

 

Walden’s BS in Information Technology program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. ABET is the internationally recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. This accreditation reaffirms the quality of Walden’s information systems and technology programs and support services, as well as its commitment to continuous assessment and improvement.

 

Walden University’s BS in Business Administration, 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.

 

 

The Baccalaureate Degree Program in Nursing (BSN), Master’s Degree Program in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

 

 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.

 

The MPH program at Walden University received Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation in September 2019. CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and programs of public health. CEPH accreditation provides assurance that the program has been evaluated and met accepted public health profession standards in practice, research, and service. For a copy of the final self-study document and/or final accreditation report, please contact the School of Health Sciences Dean (adchshealth@mail.waldenu.edu)