Walden University

MS in Psychology - Social Psychology (Career)


100 Washington Avenue South Ste.?900

Minneapolis, MN 55401

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS in Psychology - Social Psychology (Career)

Format: Online

Program Description:

  • Earn your master’s in psychology through our affordable online MS in Psychology program.

Walden’s MS in Psychology program offers several specializations so you can focus your learning on your interests and goals. Be the voice that makes a difference. Apply themes and theories from your studies to create solutions to real-world problems that have a lasting impact on your community.

Open to students of all undergraduate backgrounds, this program provides a solid foundation in basic scientific methods and psychological principles. The curriculum allows you to choose a program completion track that aligns with your professional goals: Track I is designed for individuals who want to develop the skills needed to pursue career opportunities across a variety of settings. Track II is designed for those who want to continue their education on the path to a doctoral degree.


As a student in the MS in Psychology program, you can:

  • Think critically and independently about theory and research.
  • Conduct basic or applied research. 
  • Apply psychological concepts to a variety of settings. 
  • Choose from two tracks, depending on your career goals.

Explore the way individuals socially construct thoughts, attitudes, and feelings, and gain an understanding of how this process affects both individual and group behavior. Study the principles of social psychological theory to improve the welfare of individuals, groups, organizations, or society. This specialization can position you for a career in a diverse range of fields including academia, healthcare, industry, law, media, education, and public health. The coursework also offers an excellent foundation for pursuing social psychology research through doctoral study.

Completion Requirements

  • 48 total quarter credits

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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