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School of Information Systems and Technology Graduate Certificate Programs

Is there an order in which I should be taking my courses? Can I make any changes to that order?

You will follow the course sequence outlined on your degree audit when taking your courses.

If you wish to alter your course sequence, you may submit a petition to the program director. Petitions may be denied if you do not meet the prerequisites associated with the requested courses.

How many classes do I take each semester?

You will be automatically registered for two 8-week courses each semester. One course occurs for the first 8 weeks and one course for the second 8 weeks. It is possible to take only one course per semester by sending an email to Student Success Advising to request a course be dropped.

Can I change my certificate program?

If you wish to change your program, you will have to apply for a new certificate program and work with an Enrollment Specialist. It is not possible to be registered for two different certificate programs at once. If you wish to take a second certificate, you will need to finish the first certificate before starting the second one.

Is there an honor society for my program? How can I join or who can I contact?

There is no specific honor society for your program, but students may qualify to join the Golden Key Honor Society. For more information about Golden Key please contact goldenkey@mail.waldenu.edu.

School of Information Systems and Technology Masters Programs

The School of Technology and Applied Science has the following Master's programs:

  • Master of Information Systems Management (MISM)
  • MS in Information Technology

Is there an order in which I should be taking my courses? Can I make any changes to that order?

You should follow your Degree Audit for your program sequence, which is located under the Student Services tab of your myWalden portal. Should you have any questions about possible adjustments to your sequence, please contact your Student Success Advisor.

How many classes do I take each semester?

Your program is designed to be taken two courses per semester, back-to-back. One class will run the first half of the semester, and the other will run the second half.

If you wish to double-up (take two courses at the same time), and your GPA is between 3.0-3.49, you will complete a petition to request permission to take the altered sequence. If your GPA is 3.5-4.0, you will only need to email Student Success Advising to request registration in the altered sequence. Please know that many courses have prerequisites associated with them, so a request to alter your sequence may not be approved.

How long are my classes?

All the courses in your program are 8 weeks in length. You will take two per semester back-to-back. Each semester is 16 weeks in length usually with a one-week break every 16 weeks

Can I change my specialization?

If you wish to change your specialization, please email your Student Success Advisor to request the change of specialization. Advising recommends specialization changes be requested prior to starting your specialization courses as courses taken for one specialization may not transfer to another specialization.

Do I need to initiate registration for my courses?

Students in the MS Information Technology are automatically registered for their courses each semester by our Registrations department provided students do not have any holds on their account that prevent registration. If you are not registered at least 4 weeks prior to the next semester start, and you do not have a hold on your account, please contact Student Success Advising for assistance in getting registered.

My degree audit says a class is “Unavailable” – what does that mean?

When a degree audit says that a course is unavailable, it means that course is currently not available for online registration. It does not necessarily mean that registration for that course is not possible. If a course shows as unavailable in your degree audit, please send a written request to your Student Success Advisor who can verify the availability of the course and process your request if the course is available.

School of Information Systems and Technology Doctoral Program

The School of Technology and Applied Science has one doctoral program:

Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)

Is there an order in which I should be taking my courses? Can I make any changes to that order?

The courses for the DIT program should be taken in sequence as each course is a pre-requisite for the next. The order of courses is shown in the Degree Audit on your myWalden portal. Taking courses out of sequence or increasing your course load requires prior approval by the program director.

How many classes do I take each semester?

Students in the DIT program will be automatically registered for two 8-week courses each semester. One course will run during the first 8 weeks and one course will follow immediately after and during the second 8 weeks of the semester. It is possible to take only one course per semester by sending an email to Student Success Advising to request to drop one of the courses. Additionally, toward the end of their course work, students will begin taking two courses at a time, as they will begin taking ITEC 8000 alongside the last four courses of the program. 

Do I find my own doctoral study committee?

During ITEC 8447 students in the DIT program will submit a chair request that will be used in the committee assignment process. The faculty coordinator will assign a chair based on top three choices selected and the availability of the faculty. The second committee member is also assigned by the faculty coordinator at the same time as the chair. The URR (University Research Reviewer) is assigned after the student’s prospectus is approved by the program director. 

When should I complete my residencies?

There are 2 residency requirements for the DIT program. It is recommended to attend the first residency within 90 days of beginning the program. The DIT Program Director recommends that you complete your second residency around the time you take your research courses, ITEC 8437 or ITEC 8447. You are required to attend the first residency in the DIT program before moving into ITEC 8427 and are required to attend the second residency before beginning ITEC 8201.

How long are my classes?

All courses in the DIT program are 8 weeks long, or half a semester.

Do I need to initiate registration for my courses?

You will be automatically registered for your courses each semester by our Registrar’s Office provided you do not have any holds on your account that prevent registration. If you are not registered at least 4 weeks prior to the next term start, and you do not have a hold on your account, please contact Student Success Advising for assistance in getting registered.

My degree audit says a class is “Unavailable” – what does that mean?

Typically when a class is “Unavailable” on the degree audit, it means you have not met the pre-requisites in order to register for the course. If you believe you have met the requirements for taking a course listed as “Unavailable”, please contact Student Success Advising.

Is there an honor society for my program? How can I join or who can I contact?

There is no specific honor society for the DIT program, but students may qualify to join the Golden Key Honor Society. For more information about Golden Key please contact goldenkey@mail.waldenu.edu.

 

School of Management Graduate Certificate Programs

The School of Management has the following certificate programs:

  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Auditing
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Managerial Accounting
  • Graduate Certificate in Brand and Product Marketing

 

Is there an order in which I should be taking my courses? Can I make any changes to that order?

You will follow the course sequence outlined on your degree audit when taking your courses.

If you wish to alter your course sequence, you may submit a petition to the program director. Petitions may be denied if you do not meet the prerequisites associated with the requested courses.

How many classes do I take each semester?

You will be automatically registered for two 8-week courses each semester. One course occurs for the first 8 weeks and one course for the second 8 weeks. It is possible to take only one course per semester by sending an email to Student Success Advising to request a course be dropped.

Can I change my certificate program?

If you wish to change your program, you will have to apply for a new certificate program and work with an Enrollment Specialist. It is not possible to be registered for two different certificate programs at once. If you wish to take a second certificate, you will need to finish the first certificate before starting the second one.

Is there an honor society for my program? How can I join or who can I contact?

There is no specific honor society for your program, but students may qualify to join the Golden Key Honor Society. For more information about Golden Key please contact goldenkey@mail.waldenu.edu.

School of Management Masters Programs

Is there an order in which I should be taking my courses? Can I make any changes to that order?

You should follow your Degree Audit for your program sequence, which is located in the My Education section of the ME tab of your myWalden portal. Should you have any questions about possible adjustments to your sequence, please contact your Student Success Advisor.

How many classes do I take each semester?

Your program is designed to be taken two courses per semester, back-to-back. One class will run the first half of the semester, and the other will follow immediately after during the second half.

If you wish to double-up (take two courses at the same time), you will have to complete a petition to request permission to take the altered sequence.  Please know that many courses have prerequisites associated with them, so a request to alter your sequence may not be possible.

How long are my classes?

All the courses in your program are 8 weeks in length. You will take two per semester. Each semester is 16 weeks in length, usually with a one-week break every 16 weeks.

Can I change my specialization or add a second one?

If you wish to change your specialization, please email your Student Success Advisor to request the change of specialization. Advising recommends specialization changes are done prior to starting your specialization courses as courses taken for one specialization may not transfer to another specialization.

If you’d like to add a second specialization, please email your advisor for assistance. You will need to complete your initial program of study first, and then once you complete your capstone, you will then take the additional three specialization courses. You should apply for graduation at the start of your last specialization course.

Changing your specialization may lengthen the time before you are able to complete your program. Please contact Financial Aid with any questions you might have related to the length of your program and your aid eligibility.

Do I need to initiate registration for my courses?

Students in the MS Management programs are automatically registered for their courses each semester by our Registrations department provided students do not have any holds on their account that prevent registration. If you are not registered at least 4 weeks prior to the next semester start, and you do not have a hold on your account, please contact Student Success Advising for assistance in getting registered.

My degree audit says a class is “Unavailable” – what does that mean?

When a degree audit says that a course is unavailable it means that course is currently not available for online registration. It does not necessarily mean that registration for that course is not possible. If a course shows as unavailable in your degree audit, please send a written request to your Student Success Advisor who can verify the availability of the course and process your request if the course is available.

Who can I talk to about the PMP Certificate Exam?

Please contact PMP directly for any questions about the certificate exam. For more information about PMP please visit their website.

Can I receive a Certificate in Business Management along the way towards completing my Masters?

Yes, you can receive a Certificate in Business Management once you have completed the courses associated with the certificate. You will need to apply for graduation for the certificate in order to receive the certificate. Note: If you do not request the certificate prior to applying for graduation from your Masters program, you will not be able to request the certificate retroactively.

Is there an order in which I should be taking my courses? Can I make any changes to that order?

You should follow your Degree Audit for your program sequence, which is located on the “Student Services” tab of your myWalden portal. Should you have any questions about possible adjustments to your sequence, please contact your Student Success Advisor.

How many classes do I take each semester?

Your program is designed to be taken two courses per semester, back-to-back. One class will run the first half of the semester and the other will follow in the second half.

If you wish to double-up (take two courses at the same time), and your GPA is between 3.0-3.49, you will have to complete a petition to request permission to take the altered sequence. If your GPA is 3.5-4.0, you will only need to email Student Success Advising to request registration in the altered sequence. Please know that many courses have prerequisites associated with them, so a petition request to alter your sequence may not be approved.

How long are my classes?

All the courses in your program are 8 weeks in length. Each semester is 16 weeks in length usually with a one-week break every 16 weeks.

Can I change my specialization?

If you would like to change your specialization, please email your Student Success Advisor to request the change of specialization. Advising recommends specialization changes are done prior to starting your specialization courses as courses taken for one specialization may not transfer to another specialization.

Do I need to initiate registration for my courses?

Students in the MS Accounting program are automatically registered for their courses each semester by our Registrations department provided students do not have any holds on their account that prevent registration. If you are not registered at least 4 weeks prior to the next semester start, and you do not have a hold on your account, please contact Student Success Advising for assistance in getting registered.

My degree audit says a class is “Unavailable” – what does that mean?

When a degree audit says that a course is unavailable, it means that course is currently not available for online registration. It does not necessarily mean that registration for that course is not possible. If a course shows as unavailable in your degree audit, please send a written request to your Student Success Advisor who can verify the availability of the course and process your request if the course is available.

Who should I contact for questions about the CPA exam?

You will want to contact the program director for any questions related to the CPA exam. Your courses at Walden help to prepare for the CPA exam, but Walden does not offer the exam itself. 

Is there an order in which I should be taking my courses? Can I make any changes to that order?

You should follow your Degree Audit for your program sequence, which is located on the “Student Services” tab of your myWalden portal. Should you have any questions about possible adjustments to your sequence, please contact your Student Success Advisor.

How many classes do I take each semester?

Your program is designed to be taken two courses per semester, back-to-back. One class will run the first half of the semester, and the other will follow immediately after during the second half.

If you wish to double-up (take two courses at the same time), and your GPA is between 3.0-3.49, you will have to complete a petition to request permission to take the altered sequence. If your GPA is 3.5-4.0, and you wish to double-up, you will only need to email Student Success Advising to request registration in the altered sequence. Please know that many courses have prerequisites associated with them, so a request to alter your sequence may not be possible.

How long are my classes?

All the courses in your program are 8 weeks in length. You will take two per semester. Each semester is 16 weeks in length, usually with a one-week break every 16 weeks.

Can I change my specialization or add a second one?

If you wish to change your specialization, please email your Student Success Advisor to request the change of specialization. Advising recommends specialization changes are done prior to starting your specialization courses as courses taken for one specialization may not transfer to another specialization.

If you’d like to add a second specialization, please email your advisor for assistance. You will need to complete your initial program of study first, and then once you complete your capstone, you will then take the additional three specialization courses. You should apply for graduation at the start of your last specialization course.

Changing your specialization may lengthen the time before you are able to complete your program. Please contact Financial Aid with any questions you might have related to the length of your program and your aid eligibility.

Do I need to initiate registration for my courses?

Students in the MS Management programs are automatically registered for their courses each semester by our Registrations department provided students do not have any holds on their account that prevent registration. If you are not registered at least 4 weeks prior to the next semester start, and you do not have a hold on your account, please contact Student Success Advising for assistance in getting registered.

My degree audit says a class is “Unavailable” – what does that mean?

When a degree audit says that a course is unavailable it means that course is currently not available for online registration. It does not necessarily mean that registration for that course is not possible. If a course shows as unavailable in your degree audit, please send a written request to your Student Success Advisor who can verify the availability of the course and process your request if the course is available.

Who can I talk to about the PMP Certificate Exam?

Please contact PMP directly for any questions about the certificate exam. For more information about PMP please visit their website.

Can I receive a Certificate in Business Management along the way towards completing my Masters?

Yes, you can receive a Certificate in Business Management once you have completed the courses associated with the certificate. You will need to apply for graduation for the certificate in order to receive the certificate. Note: If you do not request the certificate prior to applying for graduation from your Masters program, you will not be able to request the certificate retroactively.

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School of Management Doctoral Programs

Is there an order in which I should be taking my courses? Can I make any changes to that order?

The courses for the DBA program should be taken in sequence, as each course is a pre-requisite for the next. The order of courses is shown in your Degree Audit, which is located on your myWalden portal. Taking courses out of sequence or increasing your course load requires prior approval by the program director. Please know that petitions may be denied due to the prerequisites.

How many classes do I take each semester?

Students in the DBA program will be automatically registered for two 8-week courses each semester. One course will run during the first 8 weeks, and one course will immediately follow during the second 8 weeks of the semester. It is possible to take only one course per semester by sending an email to Student Success Advising to request to drop one of the courses. Additionally, once students begin DDBA 8307, they will begin taking two courses at a time and will be registered for DDBA 8101, a one credit doctoral mentoring course to be taken alongside DDBA 8307 and the student’s three specialization courses. 

Do I find my own doctoral study committee?

During DDBA 8303 students in the DBA program submit their top three requests for the chair position on their committee. This is a class assignment. The faculty coordinator will assign a chair based on the top three choices selected and the availability of the faculty. The second committee member is assigned by the faculty coordinator at the same time as the chair. The University Research Reviewer (URR) is assigned after the student’s prospectus is approved by the program director. 

How long are my courses?

All courses in the DBA program are 8 weeks long or half of a semester.

Can I change my specialization or add a second one?

Students can change their specialization in the DBA program through Student Success Advising. DBA students are not able to take more than one specialization in their program.

Do I need to initiate registration for my courses?

You will be automatically registered for your courses each semester by our Registrar’s Office provided you do not have any holds on your account that prevent registration. If you are not registered at least 4 weeks prior to the next term start, and you do not have a hold on your account, please contact Student Success Advising for assistance in getting registered.

My degree audit says a class is “Unavailable” – what does that mean?

Typically when a class is “Unavailable” on the degree audit, it means you have not met the pre-requisites in order to register for the course. If you believe you have met the requirements for taking a course listed as “Unavailable”, please contact Student Success Advising.

Is there an honor society for my program? How can I join or who can I contact?

There is no specific honor society for the DBA program, but students may qualify to join the Golden Key Honor Society. For more information about Golden Key, please contact goldenkey@mail.waldenu.edu.

Is there an order in which I should be taking my courses? Can I make any changes to that order?

Your degree audit and the Walden University Catalog lists your courses in sequence, and you can also contact your Student Success Advisor to request a course sequence map. If you wish to change your course sequence, you may need to petition for approval from the program director. For more information about this process, please contact your Student Success Advisor.

How many classes do I take each quarter?

Typically, you will be taking two courses per quarter (if each are 11 weeks in length) or 3 courses (one 11 week and two six-week courses). If you wish to alter this, please contact your advisor.

Do I find my own dissertation committee?

You will submit a committee nomination request form in your second term of MGMT 8100, Dissertation Mentoring as a course assignment. Your chair and second committee member will be assigned during your second MGMT 8100 course. You will make a request for your URR (University Research Reviewer) to be assigned after receiving program director approval of your prospectus. 

How long are my classes?

You will have a mixture of 6, 11, and 12-week courses in your program. For more specific information about the length of your courses, please review your Degree Audit.

Can I change my specialization?

Students can change their specialization by reviewing the list of available specializations in the Walden catalog and emailing their Student Success Advisor to request the change.

Students would ideally make any specialization change prior to starting their specialization courses. This is because you’ll need to take all the specialization courses required for your new specialization and some specialization courses don’t transfer between specializations.

Do I need to initiate registration for my courses?

You will need to initiate registration each quarter and can do so using the Register for Courses and/or View Degree Audit link of your myWalden portal. If you have any questions about registration for the next quarter or experience any challenges with the self-registration process, please feel free to contact your Student Success Advisor for assistance.

My degree audit says a class is “Unavailable” – what does that mean?

When a degree audit says that a course is unavailable, it means that course is currently not available for online registration. It does not necessarily mean that registration for that course is not possible. If a course shows as unavailable in your degree audit, please send a written request to your Student Success Advisor who can verify the availability of the course and process your request if the course is available.

Is there an honor society for my program? How can I join or who can I contact?

There is no specific honor society for the PhD program, but students may qualify to join the Golden Key honor society. For more information about Golden Key, please visit contact goldenkey@mail.waldenu.edu.

Do I need to purchase my own books?

You will need to purchase your own course materials each term and can do so using the Buy link located beneath each of your courses in the Courses and Materials section of your myWalden portal.

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