Walden University

MS in Psychology - Applied Psychology (Career)

Address:

100 Washington Avenue South Ste. 900

Minneapolis, MN 55401

United States

Phone:

1-866-492-5336

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS in Psychology - Applied Psychology (Career)

Format: Online

Program Description:

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. 

Explore the fundamentals of psychology, including methods, theory, and principles of the field while learning about psychopathology, intervention, and principles of ethics in professional psychology practice. This specialization offers a broad exposure to the field of psychology, including both research and practice-oriented elements of the profession. It also provides a foundation for doctoral-level study in clinical psychology.


Completion Requirements


  • 48 total quarter credits 

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable."

Accreditation:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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