2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) 
    
    Apr 08, 2020  
2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


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School of Counseling

Additional Requirements for above programs:

  • Faculty review of admissions file
  • Professional Goal Statement
  • Resume/Curriculum Vita
  • International Student Acknowledgment Form (International students only)
  • Acknowledgment Form (dependent upon state of residency)
  • PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision
    • Faculty review of admissions file
    • Master’s degree in Counseling—must meet minimum number of pre-requisite courses, totaling 29 credits
    • Professional Goal Statement
    • Résumé/Curriculum Vita
    • International Student Acknowledgment Form (International students only)
    • Acknowledgment Form (dependent upon state of residency)
    • Clinical Attestation Statement
    • Three (3) Professional Letters of Recommendation
    • Video interview

School of Psychology

Master’s Degree Programs

  • MS in Developmental Psychology
  • Bachelor’s degree OR International degree equated to “first professional degree”
    • 2.5 GPA or above = Admit
    • 2.3-2.49 GPA = eligible for Conditional Admit
    • 2.29 GPA or below = Admissions Committee

OR

  • Master’s degree OR Professional degree (MD, JD, etc.)
    • 3.0 GPA or above = Admit

Doctoral Degree Programs

  • PhD in Developmental Psychology
    • A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree, or equivalent, from a U.S. school accredited by a regional/professional/specialized or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the U.S. Department of Education, or from a non-U.S. institution.
      • 3.0 GPA or above = Admit
  • PhD in Psychology
    • Bachelor Entry option: GPA of 3.0 on Bachelor’s degree to be eligible for bachelor entry option.
    • Counseling and Clinical specializations only
      • International Student Petition Request Form (for students who reside outside of the U.S. or U.S. Territories)
      • Acknowledgment Statement on Licensure—all applicants
    • Industrial and Organizational Psychology specialization
      • Bachelor entry option: GPA of 3.0 on Bachelor’s degree to be eligible for bachelor entry option

Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Master’s Degree Programs

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
    • Goal Statement
    • Résumé/Curriculum Vita
    • Acknowledgment Statement on Licensure—all applicants
    • International Student Acknowledgment Form (International students only)
    • Advanced Standing Applicants
      • Applicants must have graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited program within the last 6 years.
    • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for the Advanced Standing track.
      • If an applicant does not meet the qualification requirements for the Advanced Standing program, enrollment advisors should recommend either the part-time or 2-year tracks as alternative options.

Doctoral Degree Programs

Additional Requirements for above programs:

  • MSW degree accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Two (2) professional or academic references

School of Public Policy and Administration

Doctoral Degree Programs

  • Doctor of Public Administration
    • Master’s degree OR Professional degree (MD, JD,

      etc.) 3.0 GPA or above

    • Online application

    • Official or unofficial transcripts

    • An essay may be required for admission to the DPA or PhD program.

  • PhD in Criminal Justice
    • Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
  • PhD in Public Policy and Administration
    • An essay may be required for admission to the DPA or PhD program.