MS in Psychology

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  1. 01/8/2024: Course-based
  2. 01/1/2024: Tempo-based

Be the Voice that Helps Make a Difference

  • Personalize Your Path

    Choose from eight MS in Psychology specializations to focus on the career and future you want.

  • Save Time and Money with Tempo Learning®

    You may be able to complete your MS in Psychology in as few as 8 months for as low as $10,000.*

  • Flexible Learning Options

    Choose from course-based learning or our Tempo Learning® competency-based format.

  • Hands-On Learning

    Conduct basic or applied research and apply psychological concepts to a variety of settings.

  • New Believe & Achieve Scholarship™

    Receive tuition-free MS in Psychology courses. Up to $5,550 in savings.**


Choose from eight MS in Psychology specializations.

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.****
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.
This digital psychology master’s program prepares you to pursue careers in digital psychology and work in roles such as social media analyst, digital marketer, digital data analyst, and data ethics advocate.
Study cognition, motivation, lifespan development, and learning for individuals ranging from high achievers to those whose needs are more specialized.
Available in Tempo Competency-based Learning
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.
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.
Explore the way individuals socially construct thoughts, attitudes, and feelings, and gain an understanding of how this process affects both individual and group behavior.

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  • Pay by the course

  • Pre-set schedule

  • Instructor-led courses


“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

More about our MS in Psychology program

Personalize your path in psychology with a master’s program that lets you follow your passion.

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.

Program Admission Considerations: All specializations require a bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

New Believe & Achieve Scholarship™

Receive tuition-free MS in Psychology courses. Up to $5,550 in savings.**

Tempo Learning

Next Start Date: January 01, 2024

Ongoing Military Offer

A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.***

Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping you identify and leverage opportunities to save money on your education. Get in touch with an Enrollment Specialist today at 888-968-5331 to learn more.
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.

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*Represents Tempo Learning® format, Believe & Achieve Scholarship, and the fastest pace of our top 25% transfer students in this program in the Tempo Learning® format. Your actual total program time and costs may vary. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

**Walden's Believe & Achieve Scholarship™ is available for new students starting on February 6, 2023, and later. For a full list of eligible programs and details on award amounts and eligibility visit Tuition-free coursework must be applied to the final courses in the program of enrollment prior to graduation.

***A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

**** 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

Enrollment Restrictions by State

Walden currently cannot enroll residents of the following states/districts into the MS in Psychology program: Washington.


A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

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