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Master’s Programs

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MS in Higher Education

MS in Higher Education - Adult Learning

    Specialization

In the Adult Learning specialization, you will explore emerging theories, research, and best practices that can be applied to create effective education experiences for this unique population of learners.

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  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
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MS in Higher Education

MS in Higher Education - College Teaching and Learning

    Specialization

Qualified instructors will be in demand to teach the growing number of college students. In this specialization, learn the major steps in the teaching and learning process: planning, developing, and facilitating learning experiences and assessing outcomes. Explore the special opportunities and challenges of online learning environments.

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  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
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MS in Higher Education

MS in Higher Education - Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing

    Specialization

In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, higher education institutions must utilize the most sophisticated techniques to attract and retain students. In this specialization, you can learn to develop strategies—using all types of communication tools—that attract students and promote your institution.

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  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
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MS in Higher Education

MS in Higher Education - Global Higher Education

    Specialization

Colleges and universities must prepare to take advantage of opportunities for global collaborations and alliances. In this specialization, broaden your understanding of global trends and issues in higher education. Discover strategies for serving international students and approaches to program planning and management.

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  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
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MS in Criminal Justice

MS in Criminal Justice - Law and Public Policy

    Specialization

Today’s legal decisions directly influence the creation of public policy. This intricate relationship provides the basis for the specialization in Law and Public Policy. Examine the vital legal knowledge available to public policy practitioners as you explore legal concepts, cases, and current trends in law and policy.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Higher Education

MS in Higher Education - Leadership for Student Success

    Specialization

Higher education institutions are becoming increasingly accountable for providing students with skills that prepare them for the future. In this specialization, you can gain the tools you need to develop and measure programs that support student success.

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  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
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MS in Higher Education

MS in Higher Education - Online and Distance Learning

    Specialization

Distance learning is a fast-growing segment of higher education. You can take advantage of Walden’s experience in this field as you deepen your understanding of distance-learning technology.

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  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
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MS in Instructional Design and Technology

MS in Instructional Design and Technology - Online Learning

    Specialization

Although distance learning is not a new concept, using the Internet for delivering course content is growing. Higher education institutions, K–12 schools and corporate training all are discovering the value of online learning. With the Online Learning specialization, you will learn from a pioneer and experienced leader in online content development and instructional delivery.

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  • Course-Based: 7/4/2022
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MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Trauma and Crisis Counseling

    Specialization

When recovering from trauma or disasters, individuals and communities need the help of professionals trained in trauma and crisis counseling. Through this specialization, you can gain the counseling skills and theoretical foundation to help individuals heal from trauma and assist communities in managing crisis.

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  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Addiction Counseling

    Specialization

Addiction is a battle that cannot be fought alone. This specialization can prepare you to address the unique emotional challenges of individuals and families as they find their way to hope and healing. In addition to the various types of addictive behaviors, you’ll study contemporary treatment and intervention models used to promote recovery.

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  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Military Families and Culture

    Specialization

Help families cope with the complex emotional challenges of military life with a specialization in Military Families and Culture. Explore the nuances of military culture as well as the common hardships associated with the military lifestyle—from prolonged separation and combat-related injuries to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

    Specialization

Help couples and families resolve emotional conflicts and improve communication to create a happier, more peaceful home environment.

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  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Forensic Counseling

    Specialization

Increasingly the legal and criminal justice systems are seeking the expert advice and skills of forensic counselors to determine the proper resolution of cases and the most effective treatment for offenders. Through this specialization, you can build your knowledge of mental health law, with a specific focus on juvenile justice and delinquency.

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  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Developmental Psychology

Administration and Leadership

    Specialization

Prepare yourself as a leader and administrator in the field of human development. You will learn theories and research regarding developmental psychology while gaining knowledge and skills in the areas of organizational behavior, leadership development, and consulting that you can apply in professional fields related to human development.

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  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Developmental Psychology

Adult Development and Gerontology

    Specialization

To meet the needs faced by an aging population in the U.S., this specialization focuses on developmental aspects of adult life, which includes aging, work, sexuality, and geriatric psychology.

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  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Developmental Psychology

Child and Adolescent Development

    Specialization

In this specialization, you will apply the latest theories and research on child development, abnormal psychology, behavior analysis, and health to promote the well-being of children and adolescents in schools, communities, and families.

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  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Developmental Psychology

Health and Human Development

    Specialization

In this specialization, you will apply the latest psychological research and theory in developmental psychology to real-world situations within healthcare and human and social services settings.

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  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Developmental Psychology

International Perspectives in Developmental Psychology

    Specialization

Understanding human development in this era of global crises is more important than ever. This specialization focuses on human development throughout the world.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Developmental Psychology

Self-Designed

    Specialization

This specialization provides you with maximum flexibility by allowing you to design a program that most closely matches your personal and professional goals. You will choose any three specialization courses from the MS in Developmental Psychology program.

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  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Self-Designed

    Specialization

With the Self-Designed specialization, you can create your own learning experience and focus on nonprofit management and leadership theories, principles, and practices in an area that matches your specific goals and interests.

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  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities

    Specialization

Within the Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities specialization, you will discuss what sustainability and livability mean and explore a wide range of tools, strategies, and skills you can use to create sustainable communities that are more environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially equitable.

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  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Specialization

Designed for entrepreneurial professionals and students across all disciplines, coursework in this Walden MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership specialization covers a range of organizational activities and structures and nonprofit sector responses.

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  • Course-Based: 7/11/2022
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