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MS in Psychology

Gain an understanding of psychological theory, research, and practice.

Walden's MS in Psychology program provides both the foundational psychological theory and the in-depth knowledge and skills you need to create positive change within your organization and profession.

Not sure if this program is right for you? Consider the following:

  • An MS in Psychology degree is extremely marketable, as it is pertinent in a variety of workplaces.
  • You can pursue a leadership role that positions you to promote positive change in your community and our society.
  • Walden offers one of the most affordable and career-focused MS in Psychology programs available online.

Fast Facts

Limited-Time Offer: $2,500 grant for eligible students
Next Start Date: May 30, 2017
Transfer Credits: Up to 24 credits

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Explore the fundamentals of psychology, including methods, theory, and principles of the field while learning about psychopathology, intervention, and principles of ethics in professional psychology practice.
Study psychological theories and learn conflict management and negotiation skills as you prepare to work with trauma and disaster victims.
Study cognition, motivation, lifespan development, and learning for individuals ranging from high achievers to those whose needs are more specialized.
Benefit from comprehensive study of the social, cultural, and cognitive aspects of human behavior as you explore the fundamentals of psychology, including its theories, methods, and principles. You can evaluate and design research methods and examine multicultural and/or global perspectives of psychology.
Explore the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence health. Gain a broad understanding of psychological theories, principles, and research strategies while focusing on the knowledge and skills required to prevent illness and to promote healthy behaviors.
In this specialization, you’ll learn the psychological principles and theories of leadership development and better understand your own capacity for leadership.
This specialization focuses on strategies to help organizations build human capital, creatively manage change, and achieve goals. Develop scholarly and practical expertise in order to work with organizations to maximize their potential for success.
Apply psychological theories and skills to management within public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Integrate strategic planning and management with public policy as you explore examples of organizational change and its impact on social justice.
Gain understanding of the field of psychology, along with a focus on the impact of culture on human psychology. Understand and conceptualize human psychology from multicultural, cross-cultural, and global perspectives as you prepare for a career working with diverse populations.
Explore the way individuals socially construct thoughts, attitudes, and feelings, and gain an understanding of how this process affects both individual and group behavior.
Understand the impact of terrorism and the countermeasures required to combat terrorist threats through psychological and public policy principles. Understand the systemic approaches to issues of public safety, emergency preparedness, and disaster/trauma management.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Apply psychological theory and research to real-world situations in educational, social, organizational, and health settings
  • Promote positive social change, applying psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities

More about our MS in Psychology program

As a graduate of Walden's MS in Psychology program, your career options may include a role as a:*

  • Human resource manager
  • Market researcher
  • Project coordinator/manager
  • Family services worker
  • Instructor at a community college
  • Social service manager
  • Health project coordinator
  • Research assistant
  • Data analyst/manager
  • Organizational consultant

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

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this 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.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this 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.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your MS in Psychology at Walden?

Ginger Jenkins

“I had to make sure the college I chose was accredited and user-friendly with a challenging curriculum."

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

Note on Licensure

The MS in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.