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MS in Psychology

Be the voice that helps make a difference. Gain a better understanding of human behavior. Learn sought-after skills that prepare you for a wide array of roles as a psychology professional.

In Walden's MS in Psychology program, you can:

  • Earn your degree your way—Course Based or Tempo Competency-Based options available.
  • Think critically and independently about theory and research.
  • Conduct basic or applied research.
  • Apply psychological concepts to a variety of settings.

Which Track is Right for You?

Track I (MS in Psychology only): Prepare to apply psychology knowledge and research to real-world situations.

Track II (Doctoral Preparation): Prepare to further your studies at the doctoral level. If you go on to pursue a PhD in Psychology at Walden, you will have a shorter program of study, saving you time and money.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: February 24, 2020

Transfer Credits: Up to 24 credits

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Two Ways to Learn

Choose the learning path that fits your life and experience. Here are the two ways to earn your degree:

Two ways to learn
Course-Based LearningThe standard, guided pace to earn your degree. Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace, ideal for some students.
Time Structured schedule Flexible schedule
Pace Deadlines to make steady progress Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition Pay by the course All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Payment Plans and Scholarships
Accreditation
Specializations
 

Tempo Learning

General Psychology

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.

 

Course-based

General

Gain critical business skills and expertise to become an effective decision-maker and business leader in today's global environment.

 

Course-based

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

Help people with autism and developmental disabilities engage more successfully with the world. This specialization offers a course sequence verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), which meets the coursework requirements to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) exam.*

 

Course-based

Applied Psychology

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.

 

Course-based

Educational Psychology

Study cognition, motivation, lifespan development, and learning for individuals ranging from high achievers to those whose needs are more specialized.

 

Course-based

General Psychology

Become a leader in a critical, ever-growing industry and learn how to address common challenges. Offered as part of Walden’s Tempo Competency-based Learning option.

 

Course-based

General Psychology

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.

 

Course-based

Health 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.

 

Course-based

Self-Designed

The Self-Designed specialization lets you design your own program of study. This offering provides you with maximum flexibility to design a program that closely matches your personal and professional goals.

 

Course-based

Social Psychology

Explore the way individuals socially construct thoughts, attitudes, and feelings, and gain an understanding of how this process affects both individual and group behavior.

Two ways to learn
Course-Based LearningThe standard, guided pace to earn your degree Tempo Competency-Based LearningThe flexible pace, ideal for some students.
Time
Structured schedule Flexible Schedule
Pace
Deadlines to make steady progress Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition
Pay by the course All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support
Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty
Payment Plans and Scholarships
Accreditation
Specializations

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 specialist will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application and continuing all the way through your first day of classes.

Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment specialist today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

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

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

*The MS in Psychology program’s Applied Behavior Analysis specialization has been designed to offer acceptable graduate coursework in behavior analysis (Verified Course Sequence as approved by ABAI and accepted by Behavior Analyst Certification Board) and prepare students to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) exam, which is administered by the BACB. Walden University does not offer the fieldwork experience required for eligibility to sit for the BCBA exam. Walden enrollment specialists can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual student’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information on applying for certification from BACB®, visit www.bacb.com/bcba.