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In this specialization, you will examine theories, techniques, and issues that are related to teaching psychology at the collegiate level, including instructional design. Coursework includes an overview and critical analysis of various instructional methods and techniques. You will analyze specific instructional applications in various settings and through multiple theories of learning, such as behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and social-situational. You will also explore design and delivery of online courses, issues related to assessment, evaluation in a distance-learning environment, and appropriate and systematic use of technology in online learning venues.

Minimum Completion Requirements

  • 163 total quarter credits
    • Core courses (110 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Clinical practicum (6 cr.)
    • Dissertation (minimum 20 cr.)
    • Internship (12 cr.)
  •  Academic Year in Residence
  • PhD residencies (4 four-day sessions)

Walden students have up to 8 years to complete their doctoral program unless they petition for an extension.

In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation/doctoral study course until they complete their capstone project and it is approved. This usually takes longer than the minimum required terms in the dissertation/doctoral study course shell.

To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Courses

Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code CPSY 8002 Course Foundations of Graduate Studies in Clinical Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code CPSY 8781 Course Psychopathology From a Clinical Perspective Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code CPSY 8245 Course Interpersonal Psychotherapy Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code RSCH 8110 Course Research Theory, Design, and Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code CPSY 8247 Course Social Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code RSCH 8210 Course Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code CPSY 8316 Course Tests and Measurement Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code CPSY 8215 Course Lifespan Development Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code CPSY 8226 Course Biopsychology Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code RSCH 8310 Course Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6—AYR† Course Code PSYR 8704 Course Ethics and Standards of Psychological Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6—AYR† Course Code PSYR 8340 Course Cognitive Assessment Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 7—AYR† Course Code PSYR 8350 Course Personality Assessment Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 7—AYR† Course Code PSYR 8421 Course Multicultural Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 8—AYR† Course Code PSYR 8232 Course Consultation and Supervision in Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 8—AYR† Course Code PSYR 8240 Course Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 9—AYR† Course Code PSYR 8117 Course Writing a Quality Prospectus in Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 9—AYR† Course Code PSYR 8346 Course Clinical Psychopharmacology Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 10 Course Code CPSY 8700 Course Psychology and Social Change Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 10 Course Code RSCH 8260 Course Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 11 Course Code CPSY 8762 Course Teaching of Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 11 Course Code CPSY 8238 Course Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 12 Course Code CPSY 8207 Course History and Systems of Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 12 Course Code CPSY 8763 Course Principles of Instructional Design Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 13 Course Code CPSY 8290 Course Clinical Psychology Practicum I Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 13 Course Code CPSY 8764 Course Instructional Design for Online Course Development Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 14 Course Code CPSY 8291 Course Clinical Psychology Practicum II Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 14-17 Course Code CPSY 9000L Course Dissertation Credits (5 cr. per term for a minimum of four terms)
Quarter 17 Course Code CPSY 8292 Course Psychology Internship I Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 18 Course Code CPSY 8293 Course Psychology Internship II Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 19 Course Code CPSY 8294 Course Psychology Internship III Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 20 Course Code CPSY 8295 Course Psychology Internship IV Credits (3 cr.)

†AYR courses begin in the sixth quarter and end with the completion of the ninth quarter. These courses are blended with online and face-to-face components.

Doctoral Writing Assessment

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code DRWA 8000 Course Doctoral Writing Assessment Credits (0 cr.)
Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.
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