Evidence-Based Coaching

This specialization meets the growing demand for professional certified coaches in corporations, health and wellness, general business, government agencies, educational institutions, and other types of businesses.*

You can complete this program entirely online or choose to include face-to-face skill building experiences during an in-person residency.

By pursuing this specialization, you’ll have the opportunity to complete the required training and accrue the requisite hours to prepare to sit for the Board Certified Coach (BCC) examination as part of the process to become certified as a Board Certified Coach. This credential is a mark of distinction for credential holders and a source of credibility for potential clients.

Completion Requirements

  • 50 total quarter credit hours

Note on Certification:

The MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology – Evidence-Based Coaching specialization has been designed to prepare students to sit for the national Board Certified Coach Examination (BCCE) which is administered by the Center for Credentialing and Education. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information regarding the application process please see http://www.cce-global.org/Credentialing/BCC/Exam .


Course Code Course Credits
Course Code IPSY 6002 Course Foundations of Graduate Study in Psychology Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code IPSY 6200 Course Themes and Theories of I/O Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code IPSY 6480 Course Psychology of Organizational Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code IPSY 6214 Course Consulting for Organizational Change Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code RSCH 6110 Course Research Theory, Design, and Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code IPSY 6755 Course Leadership and Leader Development Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code RSCH 6210 Course Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code IPSY 6753 Course Leadership Coaching: Theories, Concepts, and Processes Credits (6 cr.)
Course Code DRWI 8508 Course Coaching Skills Virtual Intensive Credits (0 cr.)
Course Code IPSY 6756 Course Leadership Coaching: Practices and Applications Credits (6 cr.)
Course Code IPSY 6393 Course Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–17 Edition, Psychologists, on the internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Note: The number of credits for completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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