2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) 
    
    May 26, 2019  
2011-2012 Walden University Student Handbook (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


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School of Counseling and Social Service

M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling   

  1. Submit a current résumé.
  2. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 2.5 are eligible to apply for conditional admission. 

M.S. in Mental Health Counseling

  1. Applicants must submit a current résumé.
  2. References may be contacted if deemed necessary.
  3. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 2.5 are eligible to apply for conditional admission.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision   

  1. Applicants must have a master’s degree in counseling from a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)-accredited or CACREP-model program, of at least 54 quarter credits or 36 semester credits. 
  2. Those applicants who have not graduated from a CACREP-accredited or CACREP-model program may be admitted into the program; however, these students will need to complete entry-level course requirements prior to beginning the Foundations of Graduate Study in Counselor Education and Supervision course. 

Ph.D. in Human Services

  1. Applicants must submit a current résumé.
  2. Telephone interviews with persons listed as reference contacts may be conducted at the discretion of the associate dean or the associate dean’s designee.

School of Psychology

Post-Baccalaureate Organizational Psychology and Development Certificate

  1. A bachelor’s degree, or higher, is required for admission.
  2. Students must submit an official transcript of a bachelor’s degree (or higher), or equivalent, from a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution, in a discipline or field related to the program/specialization for which application is made.

M.S. in Psychology

  1. A bachelor’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) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from a non-U.S. institution, in a discipline or field related to the program/specialization for which application is made.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in bachelor’s degree coursework. GPA taken from degree granting institution only. Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.5 may be admitted conditionally based on certain admission guidelines and criteria. The file will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee.

Post-Master’s Psychology Certificate in Teaching Online

  1. A master’s degree is required for admission.
  2. Students must submit an official transcript of a bachelor’s degree (or higher), or equivalent, from a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution, in a discipline or field related to the program/specialization for which application is made.

Ph.D. in Psychology

All specializations except Counseling Psychology

  • A bachelor’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, in a discipline or field related to the program/specialization for which application is made. 
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in master’s degree coursework. Students who possess a GPA below the 3.0 minimum may be considered for conditional admission with review from the Admissions Committee.
  • 3+ years of work experience is recommended.
  • Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution, may be considered for admission provided that their cumulative undergraduate GPA is greater than 3.0. Walden University reserves the right to review such applicants through a university committee.
Counseling Psychology Specialization
  • A bachelor’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, in a discipline or field related to the program/specialization for which application is made. 
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale in bachelor’s degree coursework, and 3.0 in master’s degree coursework, in a related field. 
  • A GPA between 3.0 and 3.25 in bachelor’s coursework will be considered for conditional admission, below 3.0 will not be admitted. 
  • 3+ years of work experience is recommended.
  • Faculty review of admissions file. 
  • Professional goal statement
  • 2 professional references
     

Post-Doctoral Certificates in Psychology

  1. Admission requires a doctoral degree in psychology from a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution.
  2. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to request the names and contact information for two persons, professional or academic, qualified to comment knowledgeably on the applicant’s skills and qualifications.
  3. Transcript(s) of doctoral degree, and any other doctoral coursework completed to date, are required for admission.
  4. Applicants must have at least 3 years of professional practice in a health, mental health, social services, or behavioral science setting.
  5. Applicants must submit a current résumé.
  6. A telephone interview may be required.

School of Public Policy and Administration

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

  1. Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree, or higher, from a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution, may be considered for admission provided that their cumulative undergraduate GPA is greater than  2.5. Walden University reserves the right to review such applicants through a university committee.

Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration

  1. Applicants holding a master’s degree from a U.S. school accredited by a regional, professional/specialized, or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, or from an appropriately accredited non-U.S. institution, may be considered for admission provided that their cumulative undergraduate GPA is greater than 3.0. Walden University reserves the right to review such applicants through a university committee.
  2. Submit a current résumé.
  3. Telephone interviews with persons listed as reference contacts may be conducted at the discretion of the associate dean (or designee)