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Walden University Reviews of Master's in Social Work

23 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $12,180

63% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
43% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Master's in Social Work

Student Reviews - Master's in Social Work

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Jordan Burdette

Reviewed: 7/24/2023

Degree: Social Work

I absolutely would not pay for this school or waste your time. There is nothing that sets this school apart from other schools with the exception of the ridiculously high cost, which again, is not worth it. Bopping between individuals to get anything figured out is an absolute nightmare. Hands down the worst schooling decision I have made.


Reviewed: 5/21/2023

Degree: Social Work

The communication was horrendous. It’s staffed with representatives who some are great, and the others have no idea what they are talking about and read off their scripts. I withdrew last winter for personal reasons and was looking to go back. First I was told I did not need a SAP appeal. I was told this by two very competent reps… then it all went down hill. I applied to have it reviewed twice only to have an email sent twice saying I wasn’t a student even when I was registered for classes. When... Read More

Maria L Sanchez

Reviewed: 6/8/2022

Degree: Social Work

Omg. This University is bad. The university just wants money. They make you take classes you don't need for your degree. Horrible experience they keep extending my graduation year. Horrible don't come here find other universities is not worth it......

Kyrie Regan

Reviewed: 5/11/2022

Degree: Social Work

Walden University's online programs not only allowed me to pursue my career while working full-time and with an infant but also to learn methods that work for me. Throughout my time at Walden University, I gained great skills in clinical and professional writing, an understanding of different therapeutic methods and modalities as well as gained many great friendships. These friendships have lasted years past my graduation and I am so thankful for that and the connections I have made. Now as a Walden... Read More


Reviewed: 5/11/2022

Degree: Social Work

Because of the great faculty, classmates, and field instructors, I was able to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Masters of Social Work degree I received at Walden. I continue to work at the place I did my clinical internship at since my graduation two years ago. Walden gave me the knowledge and experience to become a successful clinical social worker.


Reviewed: 3/7/2022

Degree: Social Work

I am a recent MSW graduate of Walden University. I graduated with a 4.0 gpa and passed the masters-level licensure exam a few weeks after completing the program. I was offered employment during my last term of school from multiple agencies. So, my education from Walden did what it was supposed to do--get me licensure and jumpstart my social work career with a pretty decent job in the field. Do I think that the program was perfect? Absolutely not. My biggest gripe with the program is the sheer laziness... Read More

Owen Zack

Reviewed: 2/2/2022

Degree: Social Work

Terrible communication within the school, mainly the field department. If you are looking to obtain a degree and are required to complete field/internship, I would strongly suggest enrolling in another school. The lack of communication (no phone numbers for the entire field staff) and lack of assistance in placing students in internships (you have to find you're own, which has been challenging due to covid) is a lot to deal with.

Gina Giovanoni Strasser

Reviewed: 1/6/2022

Degree: Social Work

I have wanted to pursue Social Work for awhile now but life got in the way. I finally made the decision to pursue my passion. From day one I was supported by faculty throughout my journey. The professors all have real life experience, highly educated and passionate about this profession and seeing their students succeed. There were times when it came to finding clinical placements that I got worried, but the school supported me throughout that process also. I had the desire and the passion to make... Read More

Chazzarae Young

Reviewed: 8/18/2021

Degree: Social Work

To those of you men and women who are reading this review, I want you to know that dreams really do come true as long as you stay confident and persevere in any situation. I graduated from Walden this past February of 2021 after attending the Barbara Solomon School for Masters of Social Work online program since November of 2017. It is with great pleasure that I inform you all that I have been hired within my current public school district as a Special Education Social Worker, adding about another... Read More


Reviewed: 3/4/2021

Degree: Social Work

If you’re looking for a sign this is it. This is a for profit school that does not care about your academic career. They provide no support and lie about the time it will take you to graduate. Please do your research and read the reviews on better business bureau. This is not a school it’s a business out to get your money. Do not give them your hard earned money. You will be left with nothing but problems.


Reviewed: 2/1/2021

Degree: Social Work

Please read reviews if you are considering this school. There are some good professors who are professional however, most of the professors are awful. I am now having to take the same course for the third time! I absolutely cannot afford this but the teacher never ONCE returned my emails this term. When I asked the head of the department she sent me the most passive aggressive emails and arranged a meeting with me and was honestly one of the rudest people Ive ever spoken to, and she's a SOCIAL WORKER.... Read More


Reviewed: 6/25/2020

Degree: Social Work

I was so frustrated and disappointed with the orientation and on-boarding process. The platform for students is not user-friendly nor well-designed. Different ways to contact students in class, or the instructor, or the school advisor - needs so much streamlining. There is a technology fee added to every quarters tuition for what they had! I had phone calls with 5 different people to try and sort out my account (before class started). I was told why things were this way or that, but no one wanted... Read More


Reviewed: 5/3/2020

Degree: Social Work

I have loved this program so far, I officially graduate in Funerary of '21. Time management is a big aspect of it especially if you chose to work full time or take extra classes than the 2 that is normal. I have been in the program for a little over a year, I have had no problems in any aspect. My advisor and I talk every semester to make sure I am taking the appropriate classes to graduate on time. I have not gotten lower than a 92 in a class so it is definitely doable, but you have to be committed... Read More

Steer clear

Reviewed: 12/11/2018

Degree: Social Work

The convenience of an online degree cannot be overstated. In that context, Walden University was a great option; however, if we students are expected to adhere to the business-like models of these universities, a give-and-take should be expected. In other words, we agree to pay an extreme amount of money. I expect the student support services and academic growth to be worth this amount of money. Walden University does not provide a cohesive approach academically. The professors are allowed, in large... Read More


Reviewed: 8/17/2018

Degree: Social Work

This program was not what I thought it would be. Ill be starting my last semester in less than a week and it has been a journey. This program is very demanding but it is possible to complete. While it is possible to make all As each professor is different and will allow different things. One thing I like about the program is that no matter who your professor is, they all follow the exact same syllabus and class structure. Usually discussions are due by day 3 (Wednesday), but depending on your time... Read More


Reviewed: 5/15/2018

Degree: Social Work

Prior to entering my field education, my experience has been great. The professors were helpful, and very informative. The residency was like a vacation away from home. I really enjoyed it. Now, entering my field education, it seems the ball has been dropped. The syllabus is not accurate to what the professor is wanting from the students. Everything is scattered on the blackboard and unorganized, resulting in students being unaware of certain information. For one assignment, I saved the blog on accident... Read More


Reviewed: 6/15/2017

Degree: Social Work

The online program is supposed to be able to fit student's schedules. However, it doesn't and each course has a group project where there is lack of communication, and is not convenient for people who work full-time with a family. I was planning on doing my doctorate here, but if this is how it will be for that degree, then I rather not. Stick to what you advertise about online courses, and stop creating chaos in the classes. Its no ones fault but the schools. That's why students choose online rather... Read More


Reviewed: 5/4/2017

Degree: Social Work

I enjoyed my time at Walden. I have met some of the nicest people, and made a really good friend. Some of my professors, all licensed/P.h.D., were absolutely amazing. Utilizing adobe connect or through uploaded videos. I did my undergrad work at brick n mortar schools, and it was not different there... Some horrible professors, and some amazing professors. If you take responsibility for your education, stay proactive, and advocate for yourself, you will do fine. It is a tough program, but I absolutely... Read More


Reviewed: 8/18/2016

Degree: Social Work

I attended this University for three years. I grow so tired of reading the Walden "cheerleaders" who seem to believe if you hate this school, it's all because you didn't "belong there" (read: aren't smart enough for college work) or weren't good time managers. In my previous undergrad online program, I earned a 3.90. Therefore, I think I was pretty knowledgeable about online work and pretty smart too. Sure, I earned my MSW and it's even accredited (finally!) so there's no issue with that. Walden... Read More


Reviewed: 5/7/2016

Degree: Social Work

The only people I have seen struggle with the program are the ones that had severe personality disorders. I am thankful the workload washed them out. The workload is also right on target as Walden owning the largest library in the world provides students with the exact material we need. You may also put more into the course or less if you want and still earn an A as it is adult learning. People that cannot learn on their own often complain the most. I really have enjoyed the overall process and feel... Read More


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