Our online master’s in psychology program features specializations designed to help you advance your career in the area you're passionate about.
Be the voice that makes a difference. Open to students of all undergraduate backgrounds, Walden’s MS in Psychology program provides a solid foundation in basic scientific methods and psychological principles. Apply themes and theories from your studies to create solutions to real-world problems that have a lasting impact on your community.
Focus your learning on your interests and goals when you choose one of several program specializations, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Students in the ABA specialization can prepare to work with children and adults with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and a range of behavior disorders.
This master’s in psychology program also offers two degree completion tracks: Track I is designed for individuals who want to develop the skills needed to pursue career opportunities across a variety of settings. Track II is designed for those who want to continue their education on the path to a doctoral degree.
As a student in the MS in Psychology program, you can:
Track I (MS in Psychology only): Prepare to apply psychology knowledge and research to real-world situations.
Track II (Doctoral Preparation): Prepare to further your studies at the doctoral level. If you go on to pursue a PhD in Psychology at Walden, you will have a shorter program of study, saving you time and money.
The MS in Psychology program can prepare you to effectively analyze psychological research and theory to directly apply your knowledge to real-world situations. Through critical and independent analysis, you can gain an understanding of how to apply scientific methods and principles of psychology in a variety of roles and settings.
As a graduate of Walden’s MS in Psychology program, your career options may include a role as a:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Possible career settings include:
Graduates of the MS in Psychology program with the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) specialization who go on to receive Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) certification1 may also be prepared to work in the following areas:
Walden’s core values and vision that focus on social change resonated with what I was about.
No other school would have enabled me to complete my degree, be a mother, and travel in and out of the country as a working professional.
Walden University is a resource-loaded, caring network of faculty and students that allows anyone in the world to fulfill their educational goals while improving the world we live in.
1The MS in Psychology program’s Applied Behavior Analysis specialization has been designed to offer acceptable graduate coursework in behavior analysis (Verified Course Sequence as approved by the Association for Behavior Analysis International and accepted by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board) and prepare students to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) exam, which is administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®). Walden University does not offer the fieldwork experience required for eligibility to sit for the BCBA exam. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual student’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 on applying for certification from BACB, visit www.bacb.com/bcba.