2019–2020 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2019) 
    
    Dec 07, 2022  
2019–2020 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2019) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Quarter-Based Programs (Tuitions and Fees)


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Note: Tempo Learning® is Walden’s competency-based education modality. All competency-based education tuitions and fees are listed on the Tempo Learning® Tuition and Payment Policies page in the Tempo Learning® Addendum.

 

Program Tuition Rate (Effective for courses starting on or after February 25, 2019) Tuition Rate (Effective for courses starting on or after February 24, 2020)
Bachelor’s Tuition (per quarter credit hour)
General education courses $325 $325
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program RN-BSN-MSN $335 $335
Bachelor of Social Work $325 $325
BS in Accounting $325 $325
BS in Business Administration $325 $325
BS in Business Communicationa $325 $325
BS in Child Development (including Making Connections courses)

All courses in the BSCD major: $250/credit

All General Education courses for BSCD students: $250/credit

All other undergraduate course electives: $325/credit

All courses in the BSCD major: $250/credit

All General Education courses for BSCD students: $250/credit

All other undergraduate course electives: $325/credit

BS in Communication $325 $325
BS in Computer Information Systems $325 $325
BS in Criminal Justice $325 $325
BS in Educational Studies $325 $325
BS in Elementary Education

$325 (non-field experience courses)

$200 field experience courses

$325 (non-field experience courses)

$200 field experience courses

BS in Forensic Psychologya $325 $325
BS in Health Studies $325 $325
BS in Healthcare Management $325 $325
BS in Human Services $325 $325
BS in Information Technology $325 $325
BS in Instructional Design and Technology $325 $325
BS in Interdisciplinary Studiesa $325 $325
BS in Political Science and Public Administrationa $325 $325
BS in Psychology $325 $325
BS in Public Health $325 $325
Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) Tuition (per quarter credit hour)
5000-level Courses $325 except BSN $325 except BSN
Education Specialist (EdS)  
Education Specialist (EdS) in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment $615 $615
Education Specialist (EdS) in Early Childhood Education $615 $615
Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Technology

$615

$680 This rate applies only for students who started prior to August 15, 2015.

$615

$680 This rate applies only for students who started prior to August 15, 2015.

Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) $615 $615
Education Specialist (EdS) in Learning, Instruction, and Innovation $615 $615
Education Specialist (EdS) in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment $615 $615
Education Specialist (EdS) in Special Education $615 $615
Certificate Tuition and Fees (per quarter credit hour)
Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management and Negotiation $495 $495
Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice $505 $505
Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) $615 $630
Graduate Certificate in Government Management $495 $495
Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security $495 $495
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management $495 $495
Graduate Certificate in Population Health $490 $490
Graduate Certificate in Public Health $480 $480
Graduate Certificate in Public Management and Leadership $495 $495
Graduate Certificate in Public Policy and Administration $495 $495
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Planning and Public Policy $495 $495
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Organizational Psychology and Developmenta $535 $535
Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner $710 $715
Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner $710 $715
Post-Master’s Certificate in Community College Leadership $605 $605
Post-Master’s Certificate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment $605 $605
Post-Master’s Certificate in Early Childhood Leadership $675 $675
Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Policy, Leadership, and Management (P–20) $675 $675
Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Technology $605 $605
Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner $710 $715
Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education and Adult Learning $605 $605
Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education Leadership and Management $605 $605
Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education Leadership Management and Policy $675 $675
Post-Master’s Certificate in Nurse Executive $450 $450
Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education $450 (only for students with catalog term of February 25, 2019, and future) $450 (only for students with catalog term of February 25, 2019, and future)
Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Informatics $450 (only for students with catalog term of February 25, 2019, and future) $450 (only for students with catalog term of February 25, 2019, and future)
Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Leadership and Managementa $450 (only for students with catalog term of February 25, 2019, and future) $450 (only for students with catalog term of February 25, 2019, and future)
Post-Master’s in Certificate in Online Teaching in Higher Education $605 $605
Post-Master’s Certificate in Organizational Research Assessment and Evaluation $675 $675
Post- Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner $710 $715
Post-Master’s Certificate in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment $605 $605
Post-Master’s Online Teaching in Psychology Certificate $585 $585
Post-Doctoral Bridge to Management Certificate

$725

Tuition is $725/quarter credit. Any students who started prior to March 2015 will be billed at $695/quarter credit.

$725

Tuition is $725/quarter credit. Any students who started prior to March 2015 will be billed at $695/quarter credit.

Psychology Post-Doctoral Respecialization Certificatesa: Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, General Psychology, Health Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology $585 $585
Undergraduate Certificate in Data Science*

*This certificate is currently not available as a standalone offering. Students may complete the certificate requirements by way of program concentration or elective courses to earn this credential as a part of their undergraduate degree program.
$325 $325
Technology Fee $150 $160
Master’s Tuition (per quarter credit hour)
Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) $490 $490
Master of Public Administration (MPA) $495 $495
Master of Public Health (MPH) $480 $480
Master of Public Policy (MPP)a $495 $495
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)–BSN Track

Leadership and Management, Nurse Executive, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Public Health Nursing (for students starting Feb 2019 and future)

$450 (only for students with catalog term of February 25, 2019, and future)

$480 (students with catalog year prior to spring 2019)

$450 (only for students with catalog term of February 25, 2019, and future)

$480 (students with catalog year prior to spring 2019)

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)–BSN Track

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (for students starting the AGNP, AGACNP, or FNP specializations March 2013 and prior)
$570 $575
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)–BSN Track

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (for students starting the AGNP, AGACNP, or FNP specializations June 2013 and after)
$710 $715
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)–RN Track

Leadership and Management, Nurse Executive, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Public Health Nursing (for students starting after February 25, 2019, and future)

$145–Preparatory/Provisional courses (if applicable) 

$395–Foundation courses

$450–NURS 6001, Core, and Specialization courses (only for students with catalog term of February 25, 2019, and future)

$145–Preparatory/Provisional courses (if applicable) 

$395–Foundation courses

$450–NURS 6002/6003, Core, and Specialization courses (only for students with catalog term of February 25, 2019, and future)

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)–RN Track

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (for students starting the AGNP, AGACNP, or FNP specializations March 2013 and before)

$145–Preparatory/Provisional courses (if applicable) 

$395–Foundation courses

$570–NURS 6001, Core, and Specialization courses

$145–Preparatory/Provisional courses (if applicable) 

$395–Foundation courses

$575–NURS 6002/6003, Core, and Specialization courses

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)–RN Track

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (for students starting the AGNP, AGACNP, or FNP specializations June 2013 and after)

$145–Preparatory/Provisional courses (if applicable) 

$395–Foundation courses

$710–NURS 6001, Core, and Specialization courses

$145–Preparatory/Provisional courses (if applicable) 

$395–Foundation courses

$715–NURS 6002/6003, Core, and Specialization courses

Master of Social Work (MSW) $560 ($482 for new students starting May 28, 2019, and after)

$482

(Students who started prior to May 28, 2019, continue to pay $560 per credit.)

MS in Addiction Counselinga $465 $465
MS in Career Counselinga $480 $480
MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling $465 $470
MS in Clinical Psychology $535 $535
MS in Criminal Justice $505 $505
MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management $505 $505
MS in Developmental Psychology $535 $535
MS in Emergency Managementa $495 $495
MS in Forensic Psychology $535 $535
MS in Health Education and Promotion $460 $470
MS in Human and Social Services $495 $495
MS in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology $535 $535
MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling $465 $470
MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership $495 $495
MS in Psychology $535 $535
MS in School Counseling $450 $470
Doctoral Tuition (per quarter credit hour)
Doctor of Education (EdD) $605 $605
Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) $590 $590
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) $850 $850
Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) $615 $630
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) $575 $590
Doctor of Social Work (DSW) $610 $610
PhD in Clinical Psychology $495 $495
PhD in Criminal Justice (Traditional) $620 $620
PhD in Criminal Justice (Fast Track) $6,800 per term $6,800 per term
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision $560 $560
PhD in Developmental Psychology $585 $585
PhD in Education, KAM-Based (flat fee) $5,300 per term $5,300 per term
PhD in Education, Course-Based $675 $675
PhD in Forensic Psychology (Traditional) $585 $585
PhD in Forensic Psychology (Fast Track) $6,800 per term $6,800 per term
PhD in Health Education and Promotion $580 $590
PhD in Health Services, Course-Based $590 $590
PhD in Human Services (now PhD in Human and Social Services), Course-Based (Traditional) $615 $615
PhD in Human Services (now PhD in Human and Social Services), Course-Based (Fast Track) $6,800 per term $6,800 per term
PhD in Human Services (now PhD in Human and Social Services), KAM-Basedb $5,300 per term $5,300 per term
PhD in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology $585 $585
PhD in Management (formerly PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences), KAM-Based (flat fee) $5,300 per term $5,300 per term
PhD in Management (formerly PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences), Mixed-Model (flat fee) $5,300 per term $5,300 per term
PhD in Management, Completion Program $3,570 $3,570
PhD in Management, Course-Based

$725

Tuition is $725/quarter credit. Any students who started prior to March 2015 will be billed at $695/quarter credit.

$725

Tuition is $725/quarter credit. Any students who started prior to March 2015 will be billed at $695/quarter credit.

PhD in Nursing $745 $745
PhD in Psychology (Traditional) $585 $585
PhD in Psychology (Fast Track) $6,800 per term $6,800 per term
PhD in Psychology Professional Programs (Clinical/Counseling) $495 $495
PhD in Public Health $575 $590
PhD in Public Policy and Administration, Course-Based $615 $630
PhD in Public Policy and Administration, KAM-Baseda $5,300 per term $5,300 per term
PhD in Social Work $610 $610
PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership $585 $585
Required Residency/Lab Fees For Residencies/Labs Taking Place After
January 1, 2019
b
For Residencies/Labs Taking Place After
January 1, 2020
b
BAYR

$937.50 per course @ 2 courses per term

= $1,875 per BAYR residency

(included in program tuition)

$937.50 per course @ 2 courses per term

= $1,875 per BAYR residency

(included in program tuition)

BSW

$1,450 for Social Work Skills lab students starting prior to February 27, 2017 (not included in tuition).

For students starting February 27, 2017, or after, Social Work Skills Lab is billed at 1 credit each, plus a $1,450 lab fee.

Social Work Skills Labs are billed at 1 credit each, plus a lab fee of $1,450 each.

CES Residency $1,375 $1,375

CES Pre-Practicum 1 and 2

$1,900

$1,900

DBA $1,375 $1,375*

*International and non-contiguous U.S. locations (if available) are $1,775.
DHA $1,375 $1,375*

*International and non-contiguous U.S. locations (if available) are $1,775.
DIT $1,375 $1,375*

*International and non-contiguous U.S. locations (if available) are $1,775.
DPA $1,375 $1,375
DrPH $1,375 $1,375*

*International and non-contiguous U.S. locations (if available) are $1,775.
DSW $1,450 $1,375*

*International and non-contiguous U.S. locations are $1,775.

Note: International and non-contiguous U.S. locations are not included in Fast Track tuition.
EdD $960 $960
MS CMHC Pre-Practicum
MS MCFC Pre-Practicum
MS SC Pre-Practicum

$1,450 lab fee

$1,450 lab fee

MSW

$1,450 for Social Work Skills lab students starting prior to February 27, 2017 (not included in tuition).

For students starting between February 27, 2017, and April 8, 2019, each MSW Skills Lab is billed at 1 credit each, plus a $1,450 lab fee. The lab fees are included in tuition for students starting May 28, 2019, or after.

Skills Lab fees are included in program tuition for students starting May 28, 2019, or after.

PhD $1,375 $1,375
 
PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership Virtual $1,475 $1,475
Fees for Optional Residency/Intensive/Virtual Eventsb
Coaching Skills Virtual Intensive (CSVI) $1,475 (see Capstone Intensives for more information) $1,475 (see Capstone Intensives for more information)
Consulting Skills Intensive (CSI) $1,450 (see Capstone Intensives for more information) $1,450 (see Capstone Intensives for more information)
Consulting Skills Intensive (CSI) Virtual   $1,475 (see Capstone Intensives for more information)
EdD Advanced Residency $960 $960
EdD Advanced Virtual Residency $1,060 $1,060
Dissertation or Doctoral Study Intensive Retreats (available for PhD, DBA, DIT, DNP) $2,450 (see Capstone Intensives for more information and inclusions) $2,450 (see Capstone Intensives for more information and inclusions)
Doctoral Residencies and Dissertation or Doctoral Study Intensive Retreats Outside the 48 Contiguous U.S. States Higher than U.S. domestic, varies based on location. Higher than U.S. domestic, varies based on location.
Forensic Psychology Special Topics Intensive Retreat (FPSTI) $1,450 (see Capstone Intensives for more information) $1,450 (see Capstone Intensives for more information)
PhD Professional Conferences $960 $960 (available for select programs only)
PhD Virtual Residency $1,475 $1,475
Support Courses (per quarter course)
Basic APA Style: Citations and References $195 $195
Creative Writing for Social Change $195 $195
Critical Thinking for Social Change $195 $195
Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Introduction $195 $195
Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Literature Review $195 $195
Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Methods Section $195 $195
Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Proposal $195 $195
Doctoral Writing Workshop: Revising and Editing the Postproposal Sections $195 $195
Graduate Writing I: Basic Composition Skills $195 $195
Graduate Writing II: Intermediate Composition Skills $195 $195
Graduate Writing III: Advanced Composition Skills $195 $195
Internships $195 $195
Preproposal Doctoral Writing Workshop $195 $195
Professional and Academic Skills for Success $195 $195
Reading Techniques for Graduate Study $195 $195
Skills for Academic Integrity $195 $195
Skills for Academic Integrity for Undergraduates $195 $195
Statistics and SPSS Seminar for Doctoral Students $195 $195
Strategic Writing for Social Change $195 $195
Transitioning From Undergraduate to Graduate Writing $195 $195
Writing a Literature Review $195 $195

Notes:

aProgram no longer accepting applications; tuition applies to current students only.

bFee does not include travel, food, lodging, and other miscellaneous expenses. Residency fees take effect January 2020.