2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
    
    Aug 18, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022)

Educational Psychology - PhD in Psychology


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Students in this specialization will contribute to the field of human learning and education through independent, professional research. Students will gain a deepened understanding of key psychological theory affecting the breadth of issues related to the learning experiences of both high achievers and individuals whose needs are more specialized. Students will explore how to apply this theory to teaching learners across their lifespan and researching their cognition, motivation, and development.

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.

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Quarter Course Credits
1    3 cr.
   5 cr.
 1 5 cr.
2    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   5 cr.
PSYC 9000 - Dissertation 2  1 cr.
3    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   5 cr.
 3  2 cr.
4    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   5 cr.
 4 2 cr.
5    5 cr.
 5 5 cr.
  6 5 cr.
PSYC 8702 - Dissertation Literature Review Lab  7 2 cr.
6    5 cr.

PSYC 8115 - Writing a Quality Prospectus  

OR

PSYC 8185 - Writing a Quality Prospectus  

5 cr.

PSYC 8920R - Research Practicum  

OR

PSYC 8920T - Teaching Practicum  

5 cr.
7 - 9+    5 cr. per term for a minimum of 3 terms; taken continuously until completion

1PSYC 8215 aligns with APSY 8216.
2PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
3PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000B Dissertation Prep.
4PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000B Dissertation Prep.

5PSYC 8315 aligns with APSY 8314.
6PSYC 8620 aligns with APSY 8620B.
7PSYC 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.

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

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

1PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
2PSYC 8315 aligns with APSY 8314.
3PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
4PSYC 8702 aligns with APSY 8700.
5PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000A Dissertation Prep.
6PSYC 9000 aligns with APSY 9000B Dissertation Prep.

Note on Licensure


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