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Gain Deep Insight Into Human Behavior With an Online Master’s in Psychology

Do you want to leverage the science of human behavior to improve people’s lives? Walden’s MS in Psychology program empowers you to pursue your passions and build the career you were meant for. Tailor your coursework to reflect your interests and how you want to make an impact in this fascinating field.

Whether you’re looking for insights that help you perform your job better—or you plan to pursue your doctorate, our program offers a clear path to your future. An online master’s in psychology degree prepares students to apply the latest psychological research and theory to solve critical problems affecting individuals, families, and communities today.

Why Choose Walden?

Pursue Your Passion

Choose from eight MS in Psychology specializations to focus on the career and future you want.

Learn at Your Own Pace

Available in the General Psychology specialization, Tempo Learning® lets you personalize the pacing of your studies.

Get a Head Start on Your PhD

Depending on your specialization, you can take up to five doctoral-level courses at the master’s tuition rate and prepare for your PhD.

acts-for-good-through-instruction-steps Gain Skills for Good

The principles of creating positive social change are woven into our courses, with a focus on diversity and cultural sensitivity.

Program Savings

Tempo Learning®: Receive up to a $2,000 Grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 1, 2021. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

Course-Based: Receive up to a $3,000 Grant and $100 Book Voucher if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 29, 2021. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Program Details

Get a Jump on Your Doctorate

Most of our MS in Psychology specializations offer a track that prepares you to pursue your doctoral degree—so you can continue your journey with the No. 1 granter of PhD in Psychology degrees in the U.S.¹

Flexible Learning

Choose the learning path that fits your life and experience. Here are the two ways to earn your degree:

  Course-based learning
Tempo Learning®
   The standard, guided pace to earn your degree
 The flexible pace, ideal for some students
Time Structured schedule
Flexible schedule
Pace Deadlines to make steady progress
Set your own pace, and speed up or slow down when needed
Tuition Pay by the course
All-you-can-learn subscription fee
Support Faculty guide you through your courses as you earn your degree
Faculty support when you need it and a personal academic coach
Expert Walden Faculty

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Payment Plans and Scholarships*

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*May not be available for all programs

Please note that Tempo Learning® is only available in the General Specialization: Career Track. 

Admission Requirements

Program Admission Considerations: A bachelor's degree or higher.

General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply. More information for international applicants.

Tuition and Fees

FINANCIAL AID

Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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Program Savings

Tempo Learning®: Receive up to a $2,000 Grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 1, 2021. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

Course-Based: Receive up to a $3,000 Grant and $100 Book Voucher if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 29, 2021. Contact one of our Enrollment Specialists to learn more.

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Specializations

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Explore the concepts and principles of ABA therapy and how it can be used to enhance lives and create social change.

Applied Psychology

Learn about psychopathology, intervention, and principles of ethics in professional practice.

Digital Psychology

Explore the impacts of digital technology and media on individuals, organizations, and the world.

Educational Psychology

Study cognition, motivation, life span development, and learning for individuals of all different capabilities and aptitudes.

Health Psychology

Study psychological theories, principles, and research strategies. Learn how to prevent illness and promote healthy behaviors.

Self-Designed

Leverage maximum flexibility to design a program that closely matches your personal and professional goals.

Social Psychology

Explore how people socially construct thoughts and attitudes, and learn how this process affects individual and group behavior.

Program Outcomes

Built a Robust Professional Skill Set

In Walden’s online master’s in psychology program, you can prepare to make a positive impact in nonclinical roles or lay the foundation for your doctorate. Go beyond psychological theory and research to build versatile professional skills sought by employers. These include written communication, social awareness, cross-cultural competence, and evidence-based decision making.

What’s the Career Impact of Earning an MS in Psychology?

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.  

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.

What Can I Do With an MS in Psychology?

Psychology professionals at the master’s level may work in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Schools
  • Community colleges
  • Local, state, or federal governments
  • Child and family service organizations
  • Healthcare agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Social service agencies

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:

  • Home and workplace
  • Hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centers
  • Animal welfare and training
  • Vehicular and pedestrian safety
  • Sports, health, and fitness

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

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of Walden’s master’s degree in psychology online program, you will be prepared to:

  • Describe the foundations of psychology.
  • Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations, such as in educational, social, organizational, and health settings.
  • Interpret psychological theory and research.
  • Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective.
  • Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change.

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Meet Your Academic Team

  • Sreeroopa Sarkar

    Program Director

    Dr. Sarkar’s areas of interest include mental health promotion within the school setting, cross-cultural and international research related to mental health and gender issues, and human development. She has presented extensively at national and international conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Marites Pinon

    Mary Pinon

    Academic Coordinator

    Dr. Pinon’s training is in developmental psychology, with a research emphasis on the influences of electronic media on children. With more than 20 years of teaching and research experience, she has published articles in several journals and authored a book chapter in Bayley-III Clinical Use and Interpretation.

  • Robin Friedman

    Robin Friedman

    Senior Core Faculty

    Dr. Friedman worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice for 10 years before going into teaching. Her research expertise is in qualitative research, primarily phenomenology and heuristics. Her areas of interest include women’s and family-related issues, and international or cross-cultural issues.

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