Earn your master’s in psychology through our affordable online MS in Psychology program.

Walden’s MS in Psychology program offers several specializations so you can focus your learning on your interests and goals. Be the voice that makes a difference. Apply themes and theories from your studies to create solutions to real-world problems that have a lasting impact on your community.

Open to students of all undergraduate backgrounds, this program provides a solid foundation in basic scientific methods and psychological principles. The curriculum allows you to choose a program completion track that aligns with your professional goals: 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.

Highlights

As a student in the MS in Psychology program, you can:

  • Think critically and independently about theory and research.
  • Conduct basic or applied research.
  • Apply psychological concepts to a variety of settings.
  • Choose from two tracks, depending on your career goals.

Which Track Is Right for You?

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.

MS in Psychology Specializations

Career Impact

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:

  • Human resource manager
  • Market researcher
  • Project coordinator/manager
  • Family services worker
  • Instructor at a community college
  • Social service manager
  • Health project coordinator
  • Employee trainer
  • Research assistant
  • Data analyst/manager
  • Organizational consultant
  • Intervention advocate

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Possible career settings include:

  • Child and family service organizations (e.g., day care agencies, after-school programs within schools and communities, Head Start programs, and early childhood education programs)
  • Schools
  • Community colleges
  • Local, state, or federal governments
  • Group homes
  • Healthcare agencies
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Religious organizations
  • Social service agencies

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

Testimonials

Sonya Walker

Sonya Walker

MS in Psychology Graduate

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.
Theresa Mollenthiel MS in Psychology Graduate and PhD in Psychology Student
Theresa Mollenthiel
Linnaya Graf MPH & PhD in Public Health Graduate / MS in Psychology Student
Linnaya Graf
Michael Wayne Hubbell MS in Psychology Graduate
Michael Hubbell

Note on Licensure:
The MS in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

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