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Improve the lives of many with an MS in Psychology from Walden.

By completing our online MS in Psychology program, you will have the opportunity to build credibility as a psychology practitioner and impact more lives in need. Learn to apply the latest psychological research and theory to solve critical, relevant problems affecting your clients and communities today. A master’s in psychology is a nonlicensure degree that prepares students for career advancement in settings such as community agencies, healthcare, education, or social services.

Why Choose Walden?

Gain sought-after skills

Develop job-ready competencies that are important to today’s employers—such as written communication, and inquiry and analysis.

One-on-one Guidance from Faculty

Benefit from personalized support that exceeds what you’d find in a typical classroom.

Multiple Specializations

Choose from several MS in Psychology specializations to shape the career you want through relevant coursework.

Open to all Undergraduates

The MS in Psychology program at Walden is open to students of all undergraduate backgrounds.

Program Savings

Course-Based: Receive your Foundations Course at no cost and tech fee waived for your first term if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on September 27, 2021. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Program Details

Get a Head Start on Your Doctorate

The general program and some of the specializations in this program offer a track that lays the groundwork for pursuit of your doctoral degree.

Flexible Learning

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

  Course-based learning
Tempo Learning®
   The standard, guided pace to earn your degree
 The 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

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Payment Plans and Scholarships*

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*May not be available for all programs

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations: 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.

Tuition and Fees

Specializations

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

This specialization is for those in the helping professions who want to explore psychological development at all stages of life.

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.

Digital Psychology

Interaction with digital technology has a profound impact on human psychological development, behavior, and attitudes. In this specialization, you’ll explore the risks, challenges, and opportunities of digital media and what it means to behave responsibly in the digital world.

Educational Psychology

Study cognition, motivation, life span development, and learning for individuals ranging from high achievers to those with specialized needs.

Health Psychology

Gain a broad understanding of psychological theories, principles, and research strategies while learning how to prevent illness and to promote healthy behaviors.

Self-Designed

Get maximum flexibility to design a program that closely matches your personal and professional goals.

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.

Program Outcomes

Build Skills That Set You Apart

In one of the first MS in Psychology programs offered online, you can prepare to pursue career opportunities in various settings—or lay the foundation for your doctorate. Go beyond psychology theory and research to hone the professional skills that employers value. These include written communication, social awareness, cross-cultural competence, and evidence-based decision making.

What’s the Career Impact of Earning an MS in Psychology?

There's a growing need for social and human services professionals to provide services and expertise in fields such as psychology, education, healthcare, and social work. Jobs in this area are expected to grow 13% through 2028—much faster than the national average.1

With an MS in Psychology from Walden, you’ll be positioned for possible advancement in your current career. A master’s degree can also open the door to new professional opportunities as well as doctoral studies.

What Can I Do With an MS in Psychology?

Psychology professionals at the master’s level may work in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Schools
  • Community colleges
  • Local, state, or federal governments
  • Child and family service organizations
  • Healthcare agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Social service agencies

Potential career roles include:

  • Instructor at community college
  • Research assistant
  • Project coordinator
  • Data analyst/manager
  • Research coordinator
  • Healthcare coordinator at hospitals or mental health facilities
  • Intervention advocate

Graduates of the MS in Psychology program with the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) specialization who go on to receive Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) certification may also be prepared to work in the following areas:

  • Home and workplace
  • Hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centers
  • Animal welfare and training
  • Vehicular and pedestrian safety
  • Sports, health, and fitness

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

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Walden’s online MS in Psychology program will be prepared to:

  • Describe the foundations of psychology.
  • Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations, such as in educational, social, organizational, and health 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.

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