While we all have the same amount of time in any given week—168 hours to be exact—we all have vastly different demands on our schedules.

At Walden, we understand that your time is valuable and that personal and professional commitments can be difficult to manage while continuing your studies.

Walden is dedicated to supporting busy adult learners, like you, every step of the way. In fact, according to a recent survey, close to 80% of our students are working full time or are self-employed.*

When it comes to planning for an advanced degree, it is important to remember that time management is about self-discipline. Although no one can protect your time but you, outside support can help you reach your goals.

Getting Started
To help you begin to integrate coursework into your schedule, we have created some tools to help you:

•   Time Management Self-Assessment: Simply fill in the requested information on the right to discover a more realistic idea of the time you have available to dedicate to your educational goals.

•   Study Time Management Tips: Read some practical tips on how to get the most out of your study time, including how to make a more effective to-do list.

•   Walden Student Support Services: Discover the many resources available when you enroll as a Walden student. You’ll have access to our Writing Center and the Center for Research Quality, as well as to our Student Assistance Program for help with issues outside of the classroom.

*Results gathered by Walden University in 2011-2012 from current students, recent graduates, alumni, and employers who responded to our surveys. For additional survey details, visit www.WaldenU.edu/DATA.

Find information on costs, occupation types, completion rates, and median loan debt for these programs at www.WaldenU.edu/programdata.


Find the time you need for your advanced degree by completing the weekly inventory below.

Activity Hours/week
Commute to/from work and school, etc.:
Chores and errands:
Family time:


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