As a student in Walden’s online clinical psychology program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more.
Find out more about what defines Walden’s M.S. in Clinical Psychology program:
Which Psychology Program is Right for You?
Walden offers an M.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Clinical Psychology, and M.S. in Forensic Psychology, each with specializations that allow you to further focus your course of study. Choosing from among these programs is a matter of understanding your career goals and aspirations.
The M.S. in Psychology from Walden can enhance your ability to find a meaningful career in which you can truly make a difference. Graduates may pursue a variety of careers including:
- Teacher at a community college
- Coaching careers including career leadership, executive, and life coach
- Administrative position in healthcare or private or public sectors as a program manager, project manager, project director, or field research coordinator
- Administrative position in governmental or nonprofit organizations such as the FBI, CIA, criminal justice system, Department of Homeland Security, or Red Cross
- Researcher as a data analyst, data manager, or program evaluator
- Technical writer for governmental and other organizations
- Marketing director
- Manager or executive or human resource or organizational development professional
- Law enforcement agent (juvenile officer or officer related to fire and security)
- Consultant for lawmakers, attorneys, and/or the courts
The M.S. in Forensic Psychology can help prepare you to find work in a variety of positions, including:
- Case manager
- Clinical or program director
- Correctional officer
- Court liaison
- Expert witness
- Forensic treatment specialist
- Jury consultant
- Law enforcement advocate
- Victim advocate
The M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Walden can prepare you to advance your career as you study the complexities of human behavior. Choose the Counseling specialization to prepare to apply for licensure as a professional counselor or for limited practice in psychology in some states.
Master’s-level practitioners work throughout the United States in a variety of settings including:
- Group practices under the supervision of a licensed provider
- Mental health service units
- Managed healthcare organizations
- Counseling centers
- Governmental agencies
- Military services
- Community mental health centers
- Residential treatment centers
- Correctional settings
Master’s-level practitioners also engage in program development; evaluate clinical psychology service delivery systems; and analyze, develop, and implement public policy on all areas relevant to the field of clinical psychology. Many practitioners combine these activities.
The M.S. in Clinical Psychology degree is not designed to prepare students to become a licensed psychology professional.
The M.S. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Counseling is designed to prepare graduates for professional practice at the master’s level. Graduates completing the Counseling specialization may also qualify to sit for licensing exams and meet the academic licensure requirements of some state counselor licensing boards. However, the Walden University M.S. in Clinical Psychology program is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body, which is a requirement for licensure in some states. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, state-by-state educational requirements, and internship and practicum requirements; however, it remains the student’s responsibility to evaluate and understand the licensure requirements for the state or international location in which he/she intends to work as requirements vary widely. Walden University makes no representation or guarantee that the completion of a degree or coursework for graduate credit will permit the learner to obtain licensure.
The M.S. in Forensic Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.