Hello Everyone! I am new here and glad I found this discussion board. I desperately need some guidance. I am trying to decide whether to get my Master's degree at Walden University. I had never heard of this online university and scared to death of investing at a "diploma mill" as they call it. I have spent tons of hours doing google searches and come up w/ very mixed reviews on this university. I did a search on Yahoo Answers and was pretty discouraged w/ what I read. This Walden and Capella are the only two universities in the country to offer a MS in Instructional Design and Technology w/ an emphasis in Online Learning. That is the kind of program I have been looking for and was thrilled to find this degree being offerred. However, when I ask around to human resource departments and schools, noone has ever heard of Walden. I have had nothing, but positive experiences w/ my enrollment counselor during my admission process, but have also been accepted into the University of NE at Kearney (my alma mater) graduate program. I am trying to decide between the two. UNK only offers Med in Curriculum and Instruction and that is definitely not the route I want to take. Will employers view this as a creditable school/degree? I am so afraid of spending 1000's to get this degree and then having it more destroy my resume than help. I would really appreciate any advice you guys could offer!!! Thanks!