Walden University is not a “diploma mill” as they do expect you to enroll in classes and submit something that can be graded in order to get credit. With that said, however, Walden is only one small step above a diploma mill. They have very relaxed admission requirements and will take anyone who can pay the tuition. You can suddenly be "earning" a PhD just by reading and summarizing what you read. Instructors do not read the assignments before grading them and no learning actually takes place. So how do I know? Well, I am embarrassed to say that I was a student at Walden for about a year. They are NOT fully accredited. They do have regional accreditation, but it may not be enough in most fields. For example, they lack accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health which is extremely important in public health. Take a close look at the types of jobs you hope to apply for once you complete your degree. Look for important statements like “education qualifications must be from a school whose accreditation is recognized.” Contact these potential employers or check with the HR department and ask if a degree from Walden University is recognized. In most cases it won’t be.