Explore the complexities of human behavior in Walden's MS in Clinical Psychology program.

Position yourself for career opportunities in a diverse range of settings, both private and public, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Government
  • Corporations and nonprofit organizations

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: May 30, 2017

Duration: 27 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 45 credits

Choose our General Program or one of two specializations:

  • Counseling
  • California Counseling

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Describe the foundations of psychology.
  • Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations in clinical settings.
  • Interpret psychological theory and research.
  • Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective.
  • Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change.
  • Use a framework of evidence-based practice to develop constructive working relationships with clients, supervisors, instructors, and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate and professional demeanor with clients, supervisors, instructors, and colleagues.

More about our MS in Clinical Psychology program

  • Career Options

    As a graduate of Walden’s MS in Clinical Psychology program, your career options may include:*

    • Substance Abuse Clinical Psychology
    • Professor in Clinical Psychology
    • Rehabilitation Clinical Psychologist or Counselor

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into the MS in Clinical Psychology program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the MS in Clinical Psychology program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your MS in Clinical Psychology at Walden?

  • Cutting-Edge Technology

    Courses are enhanced by videos, simulations, presentations, and more.

  • Social Change

    Become more than a scholar; gain skills to help you make a difference in your community.

  • Exceptional Student Support

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

The MS in Clinical Psychology general degree is not designed to prepare students to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

The MS in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Counseling and California Counseling specialization (for California residents only) are designed to prepare graduates for professional counseling practice at the master’s level. Graduates completing the Counseling specialization may qualify to sit for licensing exams and meet the academic licensure requirements of some state counselor licensing boards. However, the Walden University MS in Clinical Psychology program is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body, which is a requirement for licensure as a counselor in many states. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, state-by-state educational requirements, and internship and practicum requirements; however, it remains the student’s responsibility to evaluate and understand the licensure requirements for the state or international location in which the student intends to work as requirements vary widely. Walden University makes no representation or guarantee that the completion of a degree or coursework for graduate credit will permit the learner to obtain licensure.



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Ginger Jenkins | MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate, PhD in Psychology Student