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MS in Clinical Psychology - Counseling

Walden University's Master of Clinical Psychology - Counseling program acquaints students with the current psychological theories and practices needed for employment in the clinical psychology field. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Clinical Psychology - Counseling

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:


Program Description:

Walden University's Master of Clinical Psychology - Counseling program is designed to prepare students for professional and educational involvement in the psychology field. The program's curriculum is aligned with the national standards set by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA). Individuals who enroll in the Master of Clinical Psychology - Counseling program have a chance to study a variety of foundational components of psychology and human behavior, including intellectual, emotional, and environmental aspects of behavior; various models of counseling; and how to properly apply research to real-world situations in clinical settings. Prior to graduation, students also have an opportunity to observe various models of therapy including substance-abuse, marriage, and family.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,

Learning Format:


Estimated Program Length:

2.5 years: Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with Walden University enrollment advisors.

Total Credits Required:

91-94 quarter credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, tuition-reduction opportunities,* and veteran benefits.

*Only one tuition-reduction benefit may be applied to tuition and fees. Not valid for Tennessee residents.

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Courses for a Master of Clinical Psychology - Counseling:

Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.

Clinical Psychology Courses

Course Title Credits
Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology 1
Lifespan Development 5
Psychopathology From a Clinical Perspective 5
Ethics and Standards of Professional Practices 5
Social Psychology 5
Group Processes and Dynamics 5
Psychological Assessment 5
Interventions I 5
Interventions II 5
Master's Practicum I 3
Culture and Psychology 5
Master's Practicum II 3
Research Theory, Design, and Methods 4

Counseling Specialization Courses

Course Title Credits
Introduction to Mental Health Counseling 5
Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy 5
Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories 5
Substance Abuse Counseling 5
Career Counseling 5
Electives (2) 10

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Walden University's Master of Clinical Psychology - Counseling program may be interested in pursuing doctorate degrees in psychology or psychiatry. Earning a doctorate degree could afford students additional career choices and the opportunity for increased responsibilities in the workplace.

Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Doctorate in Psychology
  • Doctorate in Psychiatry
  • Doctorate in Counseling

Career Paths:

Walden University's Master of Clinical Psychology - Counseling program prepares students for work in a wide range clinical settings, including healthcare, education, government, and business environments.

Careers that program graduates may seek include:

  • School Psychologist
  • Research Psychologist
  • Marriage Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Organizational Psychologist