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MS in Clinical Psychology

Explore the complexities of human behavior in Walden’s MS in Clinical Psychology program. Learn to promote psychological health in individuals, families, and organizations by studying current theories and research associated with dysfunctional behavior. Position yourself to work in a range of settings, including healthcare, education, government, and business environments.

Receive a 10% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors at 855.203.8964 to learn more.

Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contact you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the program that’s right for you, then apply.

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Graduates of this program will be prepared to

  • Describe the foundations of psychology.
  • Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations in clinical settings.
  • Interpret psychological theory and research.
  • Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective.
  • Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change.
  • Use a framework of evidence-based practice to develop constructive working relationships with clients, supervisors, instructors, and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate an appropriate and professional demeanor with clients, supervisors, instructors, and colleagues.

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The MS in Clinical Psychology general degree is not designed to prepare students to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

The MS in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Counseling and California Counseling specialization (for California residents only) are designed to prepare graduates for professional counseling practice at the master’s level. Graduates completing the Counseling specialization may qualify to sit for licensing exams and meet the academic licensure requirements of some state counselor licensing boards. However, the Walden University MS in Clinical Psychology program is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body, which is a requirement for licensure as a counselor in many states. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, state-by-state educational requirements, and internship and practicum requirements; however, it remains the student’s responsibility to evaluate and understand the licensure requirements for the state or international location in which the student intends to work as requirements vary widely. Walden University makes no representation or guarantee that the completion of a degree or coursework for graduate credit will permit the learner to obtain licensure.

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