Grow your career as you make a lasting, positive impact for individuals, families, and communities.
In our online MS in Psychology program, you can build credibility as a psychology practitioner and prepare to impact more lives in need. Learn to apply the latest psychological research and theory to solve critical, real-world problems that affect people and communities today. A master’s in psychology is a non-licensure degree that prepares students for career advancement in settings such as community agencies, healthcare, education, or social services.
Choose from two learning formats.
If you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule, the course-based format may be a good option for you.
If you prefer a flexible learning experience with no set weekly deadlines, allowing you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule, the competency-based format may be for you.
Explore the fundamentals of psychology, including its theories, methods, and principles. Evaluate and design research methods and examine multicultural and/or global perspectives of psychology. This specialization will prepare you to work in a wide range of industries.
In one of the first MS in Psychology programs offered online, you can prepare to pursue career opportunities in various settings—or lay the foundation for your doctorate. Go beyond psychology theory and research to hone the professional skills that employers value. These include written communication, social awareness, cross-cultural competence, and evidence-based decision making.
Graduates of Walden’s online MS in Psychology program will be prepared to:
There's a growing need for social and human services professionals to provide services and expertise in fields such as psychology, education, healthcare, and social work. Jobs in this area are expected to grow 13% through 2028—much faster than the national average.1
With an MS in Psychology from Walden, you’ll be positioned for possible advancement in your current career. A master’s degree can also open the door to new professional opportunities as well as doctoral studies.
Psychology professionals at the master’s level may work in a variety of settings, such as:
Potential career roles 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®) certification may also be prepared to work in the following areas:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this online MS in Psychology degree program.
Studying with Walden was challenging, but I learned how to put forth my best efforts in order to receive the best outcome.
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.
1Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social and Human Service Assistants. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.
2Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.
Note: The 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.