2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (March 2019) 
    
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2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (March 2019) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MS in Psychology


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The MS in Psychology provides students with pre-doctoral training—a background in the development and application of psychological theories, basic scientific methods, and principles of psychological science.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the foundations of psychology.
  2. Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations, such as in educational, social, organizational, and health settings.
  3. Interpret psychological theory and research.
  4. Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective.
  5. Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change.

Degree Requirements


  • 48 quarter credits (63 cr. for Applied Behavioral Analysis)
  • Foundation course (3 cr.)
  • Core courses (25 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (15–30 cr.; see each specialization for specific courses)
  • Capstone (5 cr.)

Curriculum


There are two tracks in the MS in Psychology program: Track I is for students who want to advance in their careers; Track II is for those who intend to further their studies in a doctoral program. The curriculum consists of one foundation course, five core courses, three specialization courses, and a capstone course. See each specialization for the specific courses for that specialization.

Course Sequence–Track I


Quarter Course Credits
1    3 cr.
   5 cr.
2    5 cr.
   5 cr.
3    5 cr.
Specialization Course 5 cr.
4    5 cr.
Specialization Course 5 cr.
5 Specialization Course 5 cr.
   5 cr.

Course Sequence–Track II


Quarter Course Credits
1    3 cr.
   5 cr.
2    5 cr.
   5 cr.
3    5 cr.
Specialization Course 5 cr.
4    5 cr.
Specialization Course 5 cr.
5 Specialization Course 5 cr.
   5 cr.

Note on Licensure


The MS in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.

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