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Walden University Reviews of Doctoral in Social Work

7 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $12,180

0% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
14% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Doctoral in Social Work

Student Reviews - Doctoral in Social Work

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Alejandro C Woods

Reviewed: 10/2/2022

Degree: Social Work

I would not recommend Walden University to students wanting a Ph.D. in social work (English is their second language). Online, you will not have the best experience with your Ph.D. mentor. The cost is not worth it for the service or lack of service. I dropped out of the program and went to an in-person school for their Ph.D. program and had 110% better results. You have to be in consent contact with your PhD mentor and that is hard to do based upon the Ph.D. instructor having way too many students... Read More

Ashley B

Reviewed: 10/19/2021

Degree: Social Work

Where to even start with Walden, my mom says if you have nothing nice, say nothing at all. The only nice things I can say is that some of their faculty is kind and it’s convenient for working students who need a flexible set of courses to accommodate their work schedule. Aside from that from 2017 til this month, October 2021 I have been a student at Walden. I am going to point out each deceptive practice from my own personal experience. 1. Scholarships and discounts. I was told by the enrollment... Read More


Reviewed: 2/3/2021

Degree: Social Work

Walden University afforded one of the greatest professional and educational experiences of my life. In order to get through any doctoral program, you must be self-motivated to do what you need to do. This includes basic time management skills, and the ability to adhere to a completion timeline that is HANDED TO YOU IN OUTLINE FORM! I feel like the people who are complaining about their experience of this school need to take a hard look at what they are complaining about... it's not about the school,... Read More


Reviewed: 12/17/2020

Degree: Social Work

This program gave solid core courses the first two year. Once Capstone began it was if I did not exist anymore. I was told a chair would mentor and be there the whole way. This was a lie. There was no support. The chair did not make set appointments and her English was very poor. The language barrier was challenging enough, but then the chair would miss appointments making it even harder to have support and guidance. I wasted a lot of money on core classes for this degree and was left on an island... Read More

We Know the Scam

Reviewed: 12/14/2020

Degree: Social Work

From admissions to graduation, this program is terrible. Admissions counselors contradict each other, they promise transfer credits and once you are admitted, they do not let you transfer them. The professors are awful. There is absolutely no engagement with students and everyone gets an "A". You get to the dissertation/capstone phase and there is no communication. Just a faceless name continues to edit your dissertation and it is never complete. Walden's graduation rate is 6% (47% after EIGHT years)... Read More

Lost in purgatory

Reviewed: 10/7/2019

Degree: Social Work

I do not understand this school at all. No one knows how to help out when questions are asked or give your such a general answer that you still have to go and try to figure out the answers yourself. APA standards are all over the place and do not try to ask questions because they just tell you to go learn it or if you ask the writing center questions about a submitted paper already graded, they are no help either. I have had a couple of great professors, and then the majority are just arrogant and... Read More


Reviewed: 6/7/2018

Degree: Social Work

I am in my doctorate. It is taking my committee member over a month to complete a review. A quarter is 3 months. Each quarter costs about $3,000 dollars. Enough said...not Recommended unless you want to default on your loans..........................


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