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About the Catalog

The Walden University Catalog and Student Handbook are continuously updated online. The most recent version of the catalog is the default publication, but students can access the current handbook or other catalogs and university guidebooks by opening the drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of this page and making a selection. Older catalogs are available by selecting the “Archived Catalogs” link in the right navigation pane.

Students are subject to the policies and procedures described in the most current Walden University Student Handbook, regardless of the academic year in which they were admitted. Students are subject to the degree requirements in the catalog for the academic year in which they were admitted. The university reserves the right to change any provision, offering, requirement, or fee at any time within the student’s enrollment period.

Students are encouraged to provide feedback about the catalog and handbook or any suggestions for improvement by sending their comments to

Students should contact their student success advisor with any questions about information in the catalog or handbook.

For noncatalog questions or assistance, see the Contact Us page for access to Chat, FAQ & Help Center, phone numbers, and addresses. Students may also request support via Chat in the “Help” section of their MyWalden portal.

The faculty and staff of Walden are here to help students succeed in their academic pursuits.

The Catalog

The Walden University Catalog is available electronically only on this website. Updates are made to the online version continuously. Students are encouraged to routinely check the site for new or supplemental information. Students should contact a member of the Student Success Advising Team or the program directors for clarification of specific academic program requirements.

Students who are admitted for, and enrolled during, the 2023–2024 academic year are subject to the degree requirements described in this Walden University Catalog. The university reserves the right to change any provision, offering, requirement, or fee at any time within the student’s enrollment period. Neither the provisions of this Walden University Catalog nor the acceptance of students to the university through the admission, enrollment, and registration processes constitutes a contract or an offer of a contract. The university further reserves the right to require a student to withdraw from the university for cause at any time.

The Student Handbook, Tempo Learning® Addendum, and University Guidebooks

The Walden University Student Handbook includes Walden’s current academic calendar for both quarter- and semester-based programs, university policies, procedures, and resources.

The Tempo Learning® Addendum to the Walden University Student Handbook contains information for students enrolled in or considering enrollment in Walden’s competency-based Tempo Learning® program. The student handbook contains general policies and procedures for all Walden students; the addendum includes any additional policies or those specific to students in the Tempo Learning® program.

The University Guidebooks are published resources posted on this site to help students through their programs, including how to prepare a dissertation or a doctoral study.

Walden Academic and Administrative Offices

Academic Offices

100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 1210    
Minneapolis, MN 55401    
Phone: 1-612-338-7224 or 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368)    
Fax: 1-612-338-5092

Administrative Offices

7080 Samuel Morse Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: 1-866-4WALDEN (1-866-492-5336)
Fax: 1-410-843-8104


Walden University Website

Support Services

We understand that sometimes you would like to speak to a faculty or staff member face to face; however, Walden’s academic offices are primarily for staff, faculty, and leadership to coordinate the day-to-day operations of the university and are not designed to accommodate student visits.

If you would like to meet your faculty or a staff member in person, Walden does offer local events where you can meet university representatives who are available to answer your questions. Please visit our News and Events page for more details.

Should a more pressing concern arise, please follow prescribed procedures as detailed within this handbook or your online classroom. Our Student Success Advising Team is also available to assist you Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central time at 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368).