Minneapolis—June 9, 2011—Professionals or aspiring professionals in the field of psychology want to help people cope in trying times, maintain their sense of well-being or even promote productivity and performance in the workplace. Two new online degree programs in Walden University’s School of Psychology are designed to prepare students to meet the needs of individuals, groups and organizations in today’s sometimes challenging world.
In the MS in Clinical Psychology degree program, students focus on the intellectual, emotional and biological aspects of human behavior and learn to foster psychological health in individuals, families, groups and organizations. As they advance their career by studying current theory and practices associated with major dysfunctional behavior, students also are positioned to work with diverse individuals in a broad range of settings, including healthcare, education, government and business.
Coursework in the MS in Clinical Psychology program offers an excellent foundation for pursuing clinical psychology through doctoral study, which generally is required for licensure as a clinical psychologist. Students may select the Counseling specialization and learn about the various models of counseling, including group; substance abuse; career; and couples, marriage and family counseling. Upon completing the MS in Clinical Psychology program with a specialization in Counseling, students will be prepared to apply for licensure as a professional counselor or for limited practice in psychology in some states.
Walden’s new BS in Forensic Psychology degree program focuses on the intersection of psychology and the legal system, as students learn to identify the social and psychological factors that shape the development of the criminal mind. Students in the program explore a range of assessment methods and techniques to discover how they can assist in criminal profiling, predict criminal behavior and victim outcomes, gather relevant psychological data, prepare critical background information and advocate for victims’ rights to effect positive change within the legal system. Students may choose from concentrations in Forensics and the Law, Leadership and Management, Victims and Justice and a Self-Designed option.
These new offerings join Walden’s portfolio of psychology programs, which includes the BS in Psychology, MS in Forensic Psychology, MS in Psychology, PhD in Psychology and Psychology Certificates. For more information, go to www.WaldenU.edu.
About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 42,500 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 55 campus-based and online universities in 27 countries.
Walden offers more than 50 degree programs with more than 225 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.hlcommission.org/.