Walden University offers a Master of Science in Psychology degree with 11 specializations so you can focus your learning on your interests and goals. Gain the knowledge and develop the skills you need to seek career advancement, help others, or prepare for doctoral-level studies. Open to students of all undergraduate backgrounds, this program provides a solid foundation in basic scientific methods and psychological principles.
With the Health Psychology specialization, you can explore the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence health. You can gain a broad understanding of psychological theories, principles, and research strategies while focusing on the knowledge and skills required to prevent illness and to promote healthy behaviors. This specialization can prepare you for a career improving services to patients and staff in medical centers, including health maintenance organizations, rehabilitation centers, pain management centers, and public health agencies.
This specialization allows you to apply credits toward a doctorate in psychology from Walden.
Note on Licensure:
The MS in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.
- A bachelor's degree or higher
- Completed online application and transcripts
- Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply
School Accreditation Statement
The Higher Learning Commission