2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Sep 22, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Psychology - PhD in Psychology


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Students will apply knowledge of social psychological theory to conduct research on such important social issues as social cognition, attitudes, interpersonal processes, and group dynamics. Through this specialization, students can expand their understanding of how social factors influence human psychology and behavior and the use of sophisticated research methods to position themselves to teach and conduct research in higher education.

Fast-Track Option Course Sequence for BS Entry


Note: PhD in Psychology specialization Fast-Track Option courses are identified with an APSY course prefix for enrollment purposes. APSY course descriptions align with corresponding PSYC courses, as listed below.

Quarter Course Credits
1    3
1    5
1  1 5
2    5
2    5
2  2 5
2  3 1
3    5
3    5
3  4 5
3  5 2
4    5
4    5
4  6 5
4  7 2
5    5
5  8 5
5  9 5
5  10 2
6    5
6    5
6   
OR
  
5
7–9+    5 cr. per term for a minimum of three terms; taken continuously until completion

1PSYC 8215 aligns with APSY 8216.
2PSYC 8247 aligns with APSY 8254.
3PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
4PSYC 8201 aligns with APSY 8247.
5PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000B Dissertation Prep.
6PSYC 8202 aligns with APSY 8200.
7PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000B Dissertation Prep.
8PSYC 8315 aligns with APSY 8314.
9PSYC 8640 aligns with APSY 8640B.
10PSYC 8702 aligns with APSY 8700.

Fast-Track Option Course Sequence for MS Entry


Note: PhD in Psychology specialization Fast-Track Option courses are identified with an APSY course prefix for enrollment purposes. APSY course descriptions align with corresponding PSYC courses, as listed below.

Quarter Course Credits
1    3
1    5
1  1 5
2    5
2    5
2  2 5
2  3 1
3    5
3  4 5
3  5 5
3  6 1
4    5
4    5
4  7 2
4  8 1
5   
OR
  
5
5    5
5  9 2
6–8+    5 cr. per term for a minimum of three terms; taken continuously until completion

1PSYC 8247 aligns with APSY 8245.
2PSYC 8201 aligns with APSY 8247.
3PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
4PSYC 8315 aligns with APSY 8314.
5PSYC 8202 aligns with APSY 8200.
6PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
7PSYC 8702 aligns with APSY 8700.
8PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
9PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000B Dissertation Prep.

Note on Licensure


The Social Psychology specialization in the PhD in Psychology program is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.