Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)

Lay the groundwork for a graduate degree by earning master’s-level credits as an undergrad.

Once you’ve completed your BS in Psychology program, earning your master’s degree is a smart next step. An advanced degree sets you apart from other candidates, opening the door to more career opportunities as well as doctoral studies. In the Accelerate Into Master’s option, you can take up to five master’s-level courses from 12 Walden master’s programs at the undergraduate tuition rate. Start your master’s program with credits already under your belt—and earn your degree sooner.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits*
    • General education courses (46 cr.)
    • Core courses (30 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (25 cr.)
    • Psychology elective courses (20 cr.)
    • General Elective courses (55 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment specialist at 855-646-5286.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 1001 Course Introduction to Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2000 Course Psychology Seminar Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2001 Course Cross-Cultural Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2009 Course Theories of Personality Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3002 Course Introduction to Basic Statistics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3003 Course Methods in Psychological Inquiry Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Choose 25 credits from the list of programs and courses that are eligible for Accelerate Into Master’s.


If the chosen AIM program is not 25 credits total, choose from psychology courses from other B.S. in Psychology concentrations.
Students must complete a minimum of two 5000-level courses.

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 4010 Course Psychology Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose 11 courses from general education, BS in Psychology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs.
At least 30 credits must be from 3000, 4000, or 5000 level coursework.

*Note: 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.

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