2020–2021 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2020) 
    
    Oct 21, 2021  
2020–2021 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2020) [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 24, 2020) Tuition Rate (Effective for courses starting on or after March 1, 2021)
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 Interdisciplinary Studies [Limited Offerings in Fall Quarter 2020 and Winter Quarter 2021] $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 (per quarter credit hour)
Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management and Negotiation $495 $495
Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice $505 $505
Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching   $535
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 $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 $715 $715
Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner $715 $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 $675
Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner $715 $715
Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education and Adult Learning $605 $605
Post-Master’s Certificate in Higher Education Leadership and Management $605 $615
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 $620
Post-Master’s Certificate in Organizational Research Assessment and Evaluation $675 $675
Post- Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner $715 $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
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)
$575 $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)
$715 $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 6002/6003, 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

$575–NURS 6002/6003, 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

$715–NURS 6002/6003, 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)

$482

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

$482

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

MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling   $470
MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling $470 $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 $470 $470
MS in Human Services (previously 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 $470 $470
MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership $495 $495
MS in Psychology $535 $535
MS in School Counseling $470 $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) $630 $630
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) $590 $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 $590 $590
PhD in Health Services, Course-Based $590 $590
PhD in Human Services (previously PhD in Human and Social Services), Course-Based (Traditional) $615 $615
PhD in Human Services (previously PhD in Human and Social Services), Course-Based (Fast Track) $6,800 per term $6,800 per term
PhD in Human Services (previously 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

Tuition includes one required residency and one required dissertation intensive. Standard technology fee still applies.
$3,570

Tuition includes one required residency and one required dissertation intensive. Standard technology fee still applies.
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 $590 $590
PhD in Public Policy and Administration, Course-Based $630 $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
Other Fees
Technology Fee (per quarter)

Walden University’s Technology Fee provides students with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to the learning management system, content delivery tools, continuous technology upgrades, and technical support. This fee is assessed on a per term basis to ensure students continue to benefit from access to up-to-date and emerging technologies that enhance student-learning and outcomes. All technology investments funded by this fee are used to support students and their learning experiences.
$160

(Non-degree: $50 per course)
$160

(Non-degree: $50 per course)
Residency/Lab Fees
Required Residency/Lab For Residencies/Labs Taking Place After
January 1, 2020
b
For Residencies/Labs Taking Place After
January 1, 2021
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

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

Social Work Skills Lab is billed at 1 credit, plus $1,375 lab fee (virtual) or $1,475 lab fee (face-to-face).

CES Residency $1,375 $1,375 (virtual), $1,475 (face-to-face)

CES Pre-Practicum 1 and 2

$1,900

$1,375 (virtual), $1,475 (face-to-face)

DBA $1,375 $1,375 (virtual), $1,475 (face-to-face)
DHA $1,375 $1,375 (virtual), $1,475 (face-to-face)
DIT $1,375 $1,375 (virtual), $1,475 (face-to-face)
DPA $1,375 $1,375 (virtual), $1,475 (face-to-face)
DrPH $1,375 $1,375 (virtual), $1,475 (face-to-face)
DSW $1,450 $1,375 (virtual), $1,475 (face-to-face)
EdD Required Residency
EdD Advanced (optional)
$960 (face-to-face), $1,060 (virtual) $1,175 (virtual), $1,275 (face-to-face)
MS CMHC Pre-Practicum
MS MCFC Pre-Practicum
MS SC Pre-Practicum
MS CMHC and MS SC (dual degree) Pre-Practicum

$1,450 pre-practicum lab fee

$1,375 (virtual), $1,475 (face-to-face) pre-practicum lab fee

MSW

Skills Lab fees are included in program tuition for students starting May 28, 2019, or after. Skills Lab tuition is billed at 1 credit.

$1,375 (virtual), $1,475 (face-to-face) for students who started the program prior to May 28, 2019.

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

PhD $1,375 $1,375 (virtual), $1,475 (face-to-face)
PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership Virtual $1,475 $1,375
Fees for Optional Residency/Intensive Eventsb
Coaching Skills Virtual Intensive (CSVI) $1,475 (see Capstone Intensives for more information) $1,375 (see Capstone Intensives for more information)
Consulting Skills Intensive (CSI) Virtual $1,450 (see Capstone Intensives for more information) $1,375 (see Capstone Intensives for more information)
Dissertation or Doctoral Study Intensive Retreats (available for PhD, DBA, DIT, DNP) $2,450 (see Capstone Intensives for more information and inclusions) $1,375 (virtual), $2,475 (face-to-face)
(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) $1,375 (virtual), $1,475 (face-to-face)
(see Capstone Intensives for more information)
PhD Professional Conferences $960 (available for select programs only) $975 (available for select programs only)
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
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:

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

b Face-to-face fees do not include travel, food, lodging, and other related expenses. Residency fees take effect January 2021.