Get a Jump-Start
Begin earning credits toward your master’s degree by taking up to five graduate-level courses at the undergraduate tuition rate.
Make a Lasting Impact
Gain practical skills that prepare you to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, and entire communities.
Prepare for Today’s Field
Our BS in Psychology curriculum follows American Psychological Association (APA) Undergraduate Psychology 2.0 standards.
Minimum Completion Requirements
- 181 quarter credits (182 cr. for MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling [CMHC] AIM selection)
- General education courses (46 cr.)
- Core courses (35 cr.)
- Concentration courses (25 qtr. cr.; 26 cr. for MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling [CMHC] AIM selection)
- Psychology elective courses (20 cr.)
- General Elective courses (55 cr.)
Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits*. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.
*Please note: Students that reside in Virginia may be eligible to transfer up to 125 credits. At least 55 credits must be completed at Walden.
View the COMPLETE CURRICULUM PLAN.
Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.
Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:
- You are 21 years of age or older.
- You are less than 21 years of age with at least 12 quarter credits.
- You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
More information for international applicants.
Tuition and Fees block
|Tuition||181–182 quarter credit hours||$333 per quarter hour||$60,273–$60,608|
|Program Fee||Per quarter||$170||$2,720|
|BELIEVE & ACHIEVE SCHOLARSHIP
Effective February 26, 2024
|Tuition||181–182 quarter credit hours||$340 per quarter hour||$61,540–$61,880|
|Program Fee||Per quarter||$175||$2,800|
|BELIEVE & ACHIEVE SCHOLARSHIP
*Represents AIM concentration, minimum time to completion, no transfer of credit, and Believe & Achieve Scholarship. Your actual total program time and costs may vary. Believe & Achieve Scholarship savings based on current tuition. See Scholarship Details for more information.
*‡Tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Tuition and time to complete may be reduced if transfer credits are accepted, or if you receive grants, scholarships or other tuition reductions. Walden may accept up to 135 transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an Enrollment Specialist at 844-768-0109.
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,000.
‡The BS in Psychology to MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) program option requires one additional credit, for a total of 182 credits.
Once you’ve completed your BS in Psychology program, earning your master’s degree is a smart next step. An advanced degree can set you apart from other job candidates, opening the door to more career opportunities and doctoral studies. With the BS in Psychology AIM option, you can get a head start on furthering your education while potentially saving time and money on your next Walden degree.
Through my education at Walden, I have become more aware of how important it is to advocate for those who are marginalized and for my current and future profession.
This degree has fueled my passion for nonprofit work. I have developed a connection with the homeless community and a new awareness of the mental illness and addiction within this community.
My Walden education supported me in both hard skills centered around workforce development, clinical work around the field of psychology, as well as soft skill development such as communication.