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UCI Extension and Walden University Develop Articulation Agreement For Various Master’s Degree Programs

Widens Educational Opportunities For It and Project Management Professionals

IRVINE, Calif. – June 6, 2016 – The University of California, Irvine’s continuing education division has further developed an articulation agreement with Walden University, paving the pathway for its students to further their success in higher education. Through this agreement, UCI Extension students in the Information Systems Security, Data Science, and Project Management certificate programs have the opportunity to apply for elective credits toward an online Master’s degree from Walden University.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Walden University to continue providing opportunity for students to succeed in higher education and their individual career paths,” said Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D., dean of Continuing Education, Distance Learning and Summer Session at UCI Extension. “Articulation agreements such as this put students first and provide endless possibilities for professional and personal growth.”

UCI Extension students who have completed the required courses with a grade of ‘B’ or better and gained admittance to Walden University will have their UCI Extension course credits applied towards the appropriate Graduate Program. The articulation agreement paves the way for course transferability to the following programs at Walden University:

• Master of Information Systems Management

• Master of Science in Information Technology; Information Assurance and Cyber Security Specialization

• Master of Science in Information Technology; Information Systems Specialization

• Master of Science in Information Technology; Software Engineering Specialization

• Master of Science in Project Management.

“This articulation agreement with UCI Extension provides new opportunities for students to continue in their pursuit of higher education online,” said Eric Riedel, Chief Academic Officer, Walden University. “Walden is proud to play a role in helping students further their academic goals, advance professionally and grow personally.”

For more information about the articulation agreement and specific UCI Extension course transferability equivalency for Walden University Master’s programs, please visit https://www.waldenu.edu/partners/ucirvine.

About Walden University

For more than 45 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 52,600 students from all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 155 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university offers more than 80 degree programs with more than 390 specializations and concentrations. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 80 campus-based and online universities in 28 countries. For more information, visit www.laureate.net.

About UCI Division of Continuing Education

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit ce.uci.edu.

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit uci.edu.