Gain an understanding of the foundations of psychology and human behavior and learn to apply psychological theory and research to real-world situations in clinical settings. Promote positive social change by applying psychological theory, research, and practice in an academic or professional setting. If you are interested in earning your doctoral degree or becoming a licensed clinical psychologist, Walden’s M.S. in Clinical Psychology will give you a solid foundation for your next steps toward those goals. This program offers a Counseling specialization through which you can explore various models of counseling, including group, marriage and family, and substance abuse.
Note on Licensure
The M.S. in Clinical Psychology degree is not designed to prepare students to become a licensed psychology professional.
The M.S. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Counseling is designed to prepare graduates for professional practice at the master’s level. Graduates completing the Counseling specialization may also qualify to sit for licensing exams and meet the academic licensure requirements of some state counselor licensing boards. However, the Walden University M.S. 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 in some 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 he/she 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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