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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
In Walden’s online MS in Developmental Psychology program, you will apply theory, research, and practices in the field of developmental psychology to real-world settings.

About

In Walden’s online MS in Developmental Psychology program, you will apply theory, research, and practices in the field of developmental psychology to real-world settings. 

Exploring coursework that focuses on current topics such as the impact of digital technology on human development and the critical issues faced by populations such as the LGBTQ community and refugees, you will strengthen your understanding of the interaction among cognitive, physical, emotional, social, health, and cultural aspects of development to help others overcome critical challenges. You can also choose from six specializations to tailor your studies to your career goals.

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

  • Administration and Leadership
  • Adult Development and Gerontology
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Health and Human Development
  • International Perspectives in Developmental Psychology
  • Self Designed

Note on Licensure

The MS in Developmental Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

Accreditation

Accreditation

  • Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Accreditation validates that a university and its programs are rigorous and offer relevant content. Walden University’s accreditation means:

  • The quality of the institution and its programs are continually reassessed and improved.
  • Credits earned are easier to transfer than credits earned at non-accredited institutions.

When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university.

Programme Structure

Walden’s flexibility and support put your education within reach. You will benefit from a comprehensive online learning experience that includes:

  • Convenient start dates throughout the year.
  • Orientation that prepares you for success in an online environment.
  • Ability to complete coursework when and where it is convenient for you.
  • Access to courses and materials on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Multimedia resources designed to augment student learning: videos, case studies, simulations, articles, journals, and discussion topics.
  • A global online community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Walden University's admission requirements vary by program and degree level.

Walden enrollment advisors are available to help you with every step of the online application process, from deciding which program is right for you to applying for financial aid.

Enrollment advisors can also explain Walden's transfer of credit policy for past educational experience. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Funding

Paying for your education can be a challenge, but Walden helps you identify the many funding options that are available to you, including scholarships, grants, and federal and private loans. You can also check with your employer to see if they offer tuition reimbursement for your courses. A Walden enrollment advisor can help you determine which funding options are available to you. Additionally, you can save time and money by transferring credits earned previously. 

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.