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

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 36 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 24 credits

Choose from 11 specializations:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Crisis Management and Response
  • Educational Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Organizational Development
  • Psychology of Culture
  • Psychology, Public Administration, and Social Change
  • Social Psychology
  • Terrorism and Security

Select specializations allow you to accelerate the path to your doctoral degree by applying credits earned from your master’s in psychology program. Contact an enrollment advisor for more information.

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

  • Career Options

    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.

  • Entry Requirements

    A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into the MS in 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 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 Psychology at Walden?

  • Psi Chi

    Join Walden's virtual chapter of The International Honor Society in Psychology.

  • 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.

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



“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