Walden University

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Walden degree and certificate programs are designed for working professionals. Submit the form on the right to learn how you can make a change and advance your career.

For more than 40 years, Walden University, an accredited institution, has helped working professionals reach their educational goals. Walden degree and certificate programs are designed to help students explore current market trends, gain relevant skills that can be applied immediately in the real world, and create positive social change in their lives and communities.

Students are taught by faculty members who are both scholars and practitioners, bringing academic perspective and practical experience into the online classroom.

Why Choose Walden?

  • Options: Walden currently offers more than 80 degree programs, more than 370 specializations and concentrations, and more than 50 certificate programs, so you can find the program or area of study you need.
  • Peer network: In the Walden community, which is made up of more than 127,600 students and alumni, you have a network of peers who can support you on your journey.
  • Many perspectives: Walden’s diverse student body comes from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries.
  • Expert faculty: Walden’s more than 3,000 faculty members are experts in their fields who bring real-world experience to their courses.
  • Student satisfaction: 91% of Walden graduates who responded to a 2013 Walden survey indicated being very satisfied or satisfied with their alma mater.*

*Source: www.WaldenU.edu/DATA, 2012–2013

Admissions

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.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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. Most Walden graduate programs allow you to transfer up to 50% of your required credits.

Supporting Your Success

Walden’s goal is to help you reach yours. From your first inquiry through every step of your studies, you can benefit from a wide range of student support services designed to help you succeed in your educational journey. Walden provides the following services to students:

Personal Advisors: Receive personal attention from advisors in enrollment, financial aid, academics, and other support services to make the most of your online program.

Technical Assistance: Study worry-free knowing you have 24/7 access to Walden technical support.

Custom Support for Online Learners: Available anywhere with Internet access, Walden’s online library holds more than 64,000 full-text journals, more than 100 databases, and more than 3 million dissertations. A variety of services are tailored specifically to online doctoral students, including a faculty expertise directory and assistance with dissertation research and oral defenses.

Writing Center: Sharpen your writing skills with support from the Walden Writing Center, which offers resources and online tutoring by full-time professional editors and tutors.

Academic Residencies: Network with faculty, staff, and peers at in-person residencies, designed to give you additional research and writing support for your master’s- or doctoral-level study.

Career Services: Walden’s Career Services Center offers one-on-one counseling and an online portfolio of resources to assist you with critical tasks, such as résumé writing, job searching, and interview strategies.

Online Learning

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.

Walden courses focus on practical skills and strategies you can apply immediately in the workplace. You will be encouraged to use what you learn to consider innovative solutions to real-world problems, and many programs offer the opportunity to apply what you have learned through a practicum experience. Courses take into consideration current research and case studies to enhance critical thinking. Our online format encourages collaboration and discussion so you can learn from other professionals in your field.

Faculty

Walden faculty members are focused on your success. Our expert faculty includes scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders who are selected for their academic and industry credentials as well as for their teaching abilities. They act as mentors and advisors and foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

Here are the numbers: 86% of Walden faculty members hold at least one doctoral degree, and collectively they have received more than 900 awards for their professional achievements and outstanding contributions to their fields. The Walden faculty also includes 26 Fulbright Scholars or Specialists. They have a broad range of experiential and cultural backgrounds and excel at integrating their expertise into the classroom.

Alumni Community

Walden University has more than 79,800 alumni across 135 countries around the world. Our alumni are supported by an active alumni association, which keeps graduates connected to students, faculty, and fellow alumni of the greater Walden community. Alumni participate in regional activities and remain engaged through the Alumni Ambassador Program, myWaldenAlumni–our alumni portal—and the university’s signature publication, Walden magazine, which highlights the achievements of our alumni twice a year.

Accreditation

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

Walden is proud to have earned specialized accreditations from the following organizations:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)® Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)

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

  • The programs and courses are of high quality.
  • Students who qualify have access to federal student aid.
  • 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.

Find information on costs, occupation types, completion rates, and median loan debt for these programs at http://www.waldenu.edu/programdata.

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Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Take your career further, faster, with Walden University’s online Education Specialist (EdS) programs. These EdS programs prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate [+]

Take your career further, faster, with Walden University’s online Education Specialist (EdS) programs. These EdS programs prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate, if you so choose. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and the EdS programs all take the same first-year courses. If you’re inspired to go for your doctorate, you can transfer seamlessly without starting over, saving you time and money. In a Walden EdS program, you can: Build your credentials faster and at a lower cost than it takes to obtain a doctorate. Transfer credits from prior coursework and accelerate your degree. Receive dedicated support, from your Foundation course to the end of your capstone. Explore real-world challenges in education and gain skills to promote social change. Programs: Ed.S. in Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability Ed.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Ed.S. in Early Childhood Education Ed.S. in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) Ed.S. in Educational Technology Ed.S. in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment Ed.S. in Special Education [-]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability

Online Full time Part time USA

The EdS in Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability can help you gain the analytical skills, organizational development theory, and ethical framework you need to evaluate the effectiveness of individuals, programs, and institutions and support data-driven decision making. As you gain the technical skills to evaluate complex systems and organizations, you can explore communication and... [+]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability The EdS in Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability can help you gain the analytical skills, organizational development theory, and ethical framework you need to evaluate the effectiveness of individuals, programs, and institutions and support data-driven decision making. As you gain the technical skills to evaluate complex systems and organizations, you can explore communication and leadership strategies for gaining stakeholder support and building a culture of continuous improvement. Applicable in a variety of sectors, this program provides specific tools and organizational approaches for evaluating student learning and supporting research-based improvements in educational settings. An Education Specialist degree, sometimes referred to as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS), is ideal for educators who want to remain working in the field but who would like to increase their influence and impact on their learning communities. Courses Foundations: Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability Assessment and Accountability in Education Educational Organizations and Contexts A New Vision of Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability Assessing for Individual Growth Evaluating and Improving Programs, Organizations, and Systems Dynamics of Communication for Impact and Results Research Theory, Design, and Methods Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Capstone: Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the areas of teaching and learning. Reflect on and analyze educational problems. Demonstrate leadership via effective communication and use of technology. Affirm diversity and express awareness of global interrelationships within their learning. Collaborate with the various groups in the educational field to promote social change. [-]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Online Full time Part time USA

Do you aspire to be a curriculum expert with the skills to drive change in any educational system? The Education Specialist (EdS) degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment is designed for classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, department chairs, directors of instruction, administrators, and any educator who seeks to influence positive educational change and improve student achievement through effective curriculum, instruction, and assessment. [+]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Take your career further, faster, with Walden University’s online Education Specialist (EdS) programs. These EdS programs prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate, if you so choose. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and the EdS programs all take the same first-year courses. If you’re inspired to go for your doctorate, you can transfer seamlessly without starting over, saving you time and money. In a Walden EdS program, you can: Build your credentials faster and at a lower cost than it takes to obtain a doctorate. Transfer credits from prior coursework and accelerate your degree. Receive dedicated support, from your Foundation course to the end of your capstone. Explore real-world challenges in education and gain skills to promote social change. Do you aspire to be a curriculum expert with the skills to drive change in any educational system? The Education Specialist (EdS) degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment is designed for classroom teachers, curriculum specialists, department chairs, directors of instruction, administrators, and any educator who seeks to influence positive educational change and improve student achievement through effective curriculum, instruction, and assessment. In this education specialist degree online program, you will: Develop an understanding of best practices in learner-centered curriculum and instructional design and strategies, effective teaching, program evaluation, student assessment, and teacher professional development. Learn from real-life scenarios and think critically about ways to drive innovation in school districts and regional, state, and federal education agencies. Then apply these strategies to measurably improve P–12 schools. Engage in course projects that emphasize the critical thinking skills needed to shape schools and school systems that meet the diverse needs of all students. An EdS degree can dramatically impact your salary and career as an educator-leader in less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn a Doctor of Education (EdD) or PhD in Education. However, the innovative structure of our Lifelong Learner Pathway allows you to lay the groundwork for your doctorate if you later choose to pursue it. As an EdS student, you will take the same initial courses as EdD and PhD in Education students, where you exchange ideas and engage in advanced graduate coursework. If you are inspired to earn your doctorate, you can transfer seamlessly into the EdD program with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment without starting over, saving you time and money. Courses Leading the Future of Education Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: A Systems Perspective Learner-Centered Curriculum Research Theory, Design and Analysis Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners Data-Driven Instruction and Assessment Curriculum Design to Promote Social Change Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices Highlights Like all of our Education Specialist degree programs, Walden’s EdS in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment program is designed to empower busy educators like you to pursue a specialized post-master’s degree while continuing to work full time. Our program offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals, and even change direction mid-stream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and the EdS post-master’s programs take the same four initial courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can continue toward your doctoral degree without having to start over. See how it works. Earn your degree faster by transferring credits from prior coursework, saving you even more time and money in earning your EdS degree. Increase your impact as an educator-leader in less time. With an EdS in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, you can make a greater impact on your salary and career trajectory—not to mention your community—in significantly less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn an EdD or PhD in Education. Learn from highly qualified and diverse faculty mentors, who blend academic theory with real-world insights to enrich your learning and broaden your perspectives on the latest trends. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. Learning Outcomes As a graduate of Walden’s EdS in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment program, you will be prepared to: Support learning for a diverse student population through the use of technology in effectively designed curriculum. Increase skills surrounding program design and evaluation through the use of professional development. Demonstrate knowledge of trends/issues in education to promote social change and make a positive impact in school and community environments. Utilize data-driven, learner-centered assessment to promote continuous improvement in learning and teaching. Collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including families, school personnel, and community members in order to advocate for student needs. Practice ethically in the profession. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of community service and citizenship through the integration of content curriculum and instruction with real-world projects outside of the classroom. Design a scholarly response to address a curriculum, instruction, and assessment problem and contribute to the profession. [-]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Early Childhood Education

Online Full time Part time USA

By earning your Education Specialist (EdS) degree in Early Childhood Education, you can become a more effective early childhood leader and advocate for and foster positive outcomes for young children and their families. This degree program prepares you for a wide variety of roles within this dynamic landscape... [+]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Early Childhood Education Take your career further, faster, with Walden University’s online Education Specialist (EdS) programs. These EdS programs prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate, if you so choose. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and the EdS programs all take the same first-year courses. If you’re inspired to go for your doctorate, you can transfer seamlessly without starting over, saving you time and money. In a Walden EdS program, you can: Build your credentials faster and at a lower cost than it takes to obtain a doctorate. Transfer credits from prior coursework and accelerate your degree. Receive dedicated support, from your Foundation course to the end of your capstone. Explore real-world challenges in education and gain skills to promote social change. By earning your Education Specialist (EdS) degree in Early Childhood Education, you can become a more effective early childhood leader and advocate for and foster positive outcomes for young children and their families. This degree program prepares you for a wide variety of roles within this dynamic landscape. In this early childhood education specialist degree online program, you will: Explore the complex family, cultural, societal, and developmental influences that affect child development and learning, and you will critically review current research in the field. Analyze topics such as child development, family partnerships, content knowledge, assessment, effective practices, leadership, and advocacy. Use case studies and innovative technology to evaluate the quality of early childhood programs and policies. Learn strategies to promote positive outcomes for young children and the leadership characteristics necessary to implement effective change. Coursework in this program is designed to reflect the advanced early childhood professional guidelines set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. An EdS degree can dramatically impact your salary and career as an educator-leader in less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn a Doctor of Education (EdD) or PhD in Education. However, the innovative structure of our Lifelong Learner Pathway allows you to lay the groundwork for your doctorate if you later choose to pursue it. As an EdS student, you will take the same initial courses as EdD and PhD in Education students, where you exchange ideas and engage in advanced graduate coursework. If you are inspired to earn your doctorate, you can transfer seamlessly into the EdD program with a specialization in Early Childhood Education without starting over, saving you time and money. Courses Leading the Future of Education Child Development in the Critical Early Years The Language/Literacy Continuum from Birth Through Age 8 Research Theory, Design and Analysis Meaningful Learning Experiences in Supportive Environments Assessment Practices to Promote Healthy Development and Learning Evaluating and Supporting Early Childhood Programs Inspired Leadership, Informed Advocacy, and Improved Policy EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices Highlights Like all of our Education Specialist degree programs, Walden’s EdS in Early Childhood Education program is designed to empower busy educators like you to pursue a specialized post-master’s degree while continuing to work full time. Our program offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals and even change direction midstream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and the EdS post-master’s programs take the same four initial courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can continue toward your doctoral degree without having to start over—saving you time and money. See how it works. Earn your degree faster by transferring credits from prior coursework, saving you even more time and money in earning your EdS degree. Increase your impact as an educator-leader in less time. With an EdS in Early Childhood Education, you can make a greater impact on your community, salary, and career in significantly less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn an EdD or PhD in Education. Learn from highly qualified and diverse faculty mentors, who blend academic theory with real-world insights to enrich your learning and broaden your perspectives on the latest trends. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing preK–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. Learning Outcomes As a graduate of Walden’s EdS in Early Childhood Education program, you will be prepared to: Apply research-based skills in the areas of child development and learning to evaluate practices and policies. Apply effective leadership practices, including collaboration and advocacy, to promote positive outcomes for young children and families. Apply responsible assessment practices to support healthy development and positive learning outcomes for young children. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural responsiveness in interactions with children, families, community members, and early childhood professionals. Integrate professional resources, including technology, to create effective solutions to authentic problems in the early childhood field. Apply a variety of perspectives that are knowledgeable, reflective, and critical to promote professional growth and positive social change in the early childhood field. Design a scholarly response to address an early childhood education problem and contribute to the profession. [-]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure)

Online Full time Part time USA

With an Education Specialist (EdS) degree in Educational Administration and Leadership, you will learn how to transform your school into a thriving educational community or learn how to best support an already successful school. The curriculum focuses on strategies for building a collaborative institution—a new and innovative model in administrator leadership. Courses focus on topics such as collaborative... [+]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) Take your career further, faster, with Walden University’s online Education Specialist (EdS) programs. These EdS programs prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate, if you so choose. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and the EdS programs all take the same first-year courses. If you’re inspired to go for your doctorate, you can transfer seamlessly without starting over, saving you time and money. In a Walden EdS program, you can: Build your credentials faster and at a lower cost than it takes to obtain a doctorate. Transfer credits from prior coursework and accelerate your degree. Receive dedicated support, from your Foundation course to the end of your capstone. Explore real-world challenges in education and gain skills to promote social change. With an Education Specialist (EdS) degree in Educational Administration and Leadership, you will learn how to transform your school into a thriving educational community or learn how to best support an already successful school. The curriculum focuses on strategies for building a collaborative institution—a new and innovative model in administrator leadership. Courses focus on topics such as collaborative communication, techniques for hiring and retaining an effective staff, school organizational dynamics, budgeting, and making a lasting difference for creating an effective P–12 learning environment. In this education specialist degree online program, you will: Learn to actively collaborate with a variety of stakeholders to address the diverse learning needs of students in the school community. Gain the skills to develop materials that contribute to an effective learning environment to improve learning. Explore the use of technology that can be used to support student learning. Obtain the skills to effectively manage resources to improve the learning environment. As a graduate of this EdS degree program, you will be able to integrate theory and practice to impact both your career and the lives of your students while promoting positive social change in the PreK–12 learning environment. An EdS degree can dramatically impact your salary and career as an educator-leader in less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn a Doctor of Education (EdD) or PhD in Education. However, the innovative structure of our Lifelong Learner Pathway allows you to lay the groundwork for your doctorate if you later choose to pursue it. As an EdS student, you will take the same initial courses as EdD and PhD in Education students, where you exchange ideas and engage in advanced graduate coursework. If you are inspired to pursue your doctorate, you can transfer into the EdD program with a specialization in Educational Administration and Leadership without starting over, saving you time and money. Courses Leading the Future of Education Collaborative Communication for Administrators School Organizational Dynamics: Policies and Law Research Theory, Design and Analysis Understanding School Budgets and Allocating Resources E-Learning Creating and Maintaining Safe, Effective, and Positive Learning Environments Recruiting and Retaining Effective School Personnel EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices Highlights Like all of our Education Specialist degree programs, Walden’s EdS in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) program is designed to empower busy educators like you to pursue a specialized post-master’s degree while continuing to work full time. Our program offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals, and even change direction mid-stream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) programs and the EdS post-master’s programs all take the same four first courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can continue toward your doctoral degree without having to start over—saving you time and money. See how it works. Earn your degree faster by transferring credits from prior coursework, saving you even more time and money in earning your EdS degree. Deepen your impact as an educator-leader in less time. With an EdS in Educational Administration and Leadership, you can make a greater impact on your salary and career trajectory—not to mention your community—in significantly less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn an EdD or PhD in Education. Learn from highly qualified and diverse faculty mentors, who blend academic theory with real-world insights to enrich your learning and broaden your perspectives on the latest trends. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. Learning Outcomes As a graduate of Walden’s EdS in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) program, you will be prepared to: Demonstrate knowledge of current literature and trends in education. Effectively communicate with others (e.g., verbal, non-verbal, written, and technology-based). Actively participate in addressing the diverse learning needs of students in the school community. Demonstrate knowledge of effectively managing resources to improve the learning environment. Contribute to an effective learning environment to improve learning. Demonstrate the use of technology that can be used to support student learning. Use the results of published research to support student learning. Demonstrate positive professional dispositions (professional conduct, professional qualities, communication, and collaboration). Promote positive social change in the learning environment. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural responsiveness in interactions with students, teachers/faculty, staff, stakeholders, and the community. Design a scholarly response to address an educational, administration, or leadership problem and contribute to the profession. [-]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation)

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

For educators who want to become a principal or administrator at the education specialist level, Walden University’s EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration program is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills to become a licensed principal... [+]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation) Take your career further, faster, with Walden University’s online Education Specialist (EdS) programs. These EdS programs prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate, if you so choose. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and the EdS programs all take the same first-year courses. If you’re inspired to go for your doctorate, you can transfer seamlessly without starting over, saving you time and money. In a Walden EdS program, you can: Build your credentials faster and at a lower cost than it takes to obtain a doctorate. Transfer credits from prior coursework and accelerate your degree. Receive dedicated support, from your Foundation course to the end of your capstone. Explore real-world challenges in education and gain skills to promote social change. For educators who want to become a principal or administrator at the education specialist level, Walden University’s EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration program is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills to become a licensed principal.* Our curriculum is focused on preparing you to: Understand and manage complex educational issues. Assess, improve, and provide quality instructional programs. Recruit, hire, and retain school personnel committed to improving student learning. Create a shared strategic vision. Encourage and inspire students, teachers, staff members, families, and the community to work together to provide a safe and secure learning environment. This is a unique, scholar-practitioner educational leadership degree program that’s grounded in current research. This program is designed to provide students with opportunities to respond to authentic case studies, participate in school leadership experiences, work side by side with principal mentors, and develop the ability to impact social change. The EdS in Educational Leadership and Administration is approved for principal licensure in Minnesota and Ohio. Its curriculum is aligned with the standards of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), the Educational Leadership Constituents Council (ELCC), and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA). Completion Requirements 36 total semester credits Field Experience courses (6 sem. credits) In an effort to support program affordability for our students, Walden has replaced the residency requirements with optional webinars that are available every 8 week term. Topics will include subject matter experts providing assistance on resources available and best practices for educational leadership. Courses Foundations: Educational Leadership and Administration Teaching and Learning for School Leaders Communication and Collaboration for Leaders Ensuring Quality Education for Students With Diverse Needs Policy and Law in School Organizations Using Data to Strengthen Schools Budgeting and Allocating Resources Creating Positive, Safe, and Effective Learning Environments Leading Curriculum Initiatives: Literacy and Math Recruiting, Evaluating, and Retaining School Personnel Field Experience Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Lead initiatives that evaluate and improve instructional programs. Effectively manage all personnel and provide ongoing evaluation and professional development in teaching and learning. Create a strategic plan using a visioning process to be shared and supported by all stakeholders. Use data to effectively manage the organization and resources for a safe, secure, and effective learning environment. Address community interests and diverse needs through communicating and collaborating with internal and external publics. Articulate the school’s role within the broader political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context and respond effectively to changes that impact the school community. Model democratic value systems, ethics, and moral leadership; support others to grow and develop as caring and informed citizens. [-]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Technology

Online Full time Part time USA

Educational technology is changing the way we learn everywhere—from traditional kindergarten to graduate classrooms, major corporations, small businesses, and hospitals. With an Education Specialist (EdS) degree in Educational Technology, you can initiate change in your classroom, at your school, or at the district level... [+]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Technology Take your career further, faster, with Walden University’s online Education Specialist (EdS) programs. These EdS programs prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate, if you so choose. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and the EdS programs all take the same first-year courses. If you’re inspired to go for your doctorate, you can transfer seamlessly without starting over, saving you time and money. In a Walden EdS program, you can: Build your credentials faster and at a lower cost than it takes to obtain a doctorate. Transfer credits from prior coursework and accelerate your degree. Receive dedicated support, from your Foundation course to the end of your capstone. Explore real-world challenges in education and gain skills to promote social change. Educational technology is changing the way we learn everywhere—from traditional kindergarten to graduate classrooms, major corporations, small businesses, and hospitals. With an Education Specialist (EdS) degree in Educational Technology, you can initiate change in your classroom, at your school, or at the district level. In this education specialist degree online program, you will: Learn to apply the latest technologies to improve instruction and learning across a wide range of learning environments. Integrate the latest technologies and instructional design principles to bring about transformative change. Benefit from program outcomes informed by Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) standards. Prepare to conduct research on local problems in a rapidly changing field. An innovative approach With our innovative Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can start in one doctoral or post-master’s degree program and move to another degree program to advance your career quickly and more affordably. You may wish to earn a post-master’s certificate in Educational Technology or apply credits toward our Doctor of Education (EdD) with a specialization in Educational Technology or our PhD in Education program with a specialization in Educational Technology. Because EdS students take the same initial courses as EdD and PhD in Education students, you can move into another program without starting over, saving you time and money. See how it works. An EdS degree can dramatically impact your salary and career as an educator-leader in less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn a Doctor of Education (EdD) or PhD in Education. However, the innovative structure of our Lifelong Learner Pathway allows you to lay the groundwork for your doctorate if you later choose to pursue it. As an EdS student, you will take the same initial courses as EdD and PhD in Education students, where you exchange ideas and engage in advanced graduate coursework. Courses Leading the Future of Education Trends and Issues in Educational Technology Creating Digital Media Research Theory, Design and Analysis Innovations and the Diffusion of Learning Technologies E-Learning Leading Change Designing Instruction for eLearning EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices Highlights Like all of our Education Specialist degree programs, Walden’s EdS in Educational Technology program is designed to empower busy educators like you to pursue a specialized post-master’s degree while continuing to work full time. Our program offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals, and even change direction midstream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) and PhD in Education programs with a specialization in Educational Technology take the same four initial courses as students in this Education Specialist (EdS) post-master’s program. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can switch degree paths without having to start over. See how it works. Earn your degree faster by transferring credits from prior coursework, saving you even more time and money in earning your EdS degree. Increase your impact as an educator-leader in less time. With an EdS in Educational Technology, you can make a greater impact on your salary and career trajectory—not to mention your community—in significantly less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn an EdD or PhD in Education. Learn from highly qualified and diverse faculty mentors, who blend academic theory with real-world insights to enrich your learning and broaden your perspectives on the latest trends. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. Learning Outcomes As a graduate of Walden’s EdS in Educational Technology program, you will be prepared to: Effect positive social change through the use of integrative, innovative technology in the workplace. Apply innovative technological solutions to learning challenges Demonstrate the skills needed to work within a learning community of people, technologies, resources, and professional associations Develop innovative intervention plans based on the analysis of educational technology needs. Approach issues in educational technology using sound principles of digital and information literacy. Evaluate research in educational technology that is relevant to resolving local or workplace problems. Practice ethically in the profession. Communicate ideas to audiences using effective oral, written, and digital formats. Address diversity/multiculturalism through the use of educational technology in designing instruction. Design a scholarly response to address an educational technology problem and contribute to the profession. [-]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Reading, Literacy and Assessment

Online Full time Part time USA

Literacy is a driving force in positively affecting student learning. The Education Specialist (EdS) degree in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (RLA) is designed for any educator who wishes to influence growth in reading and literacy—including classroom teachers, lead teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, department chairs, and curriculum specialists... [+]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Reading, Literacy and Assessment Take your career further, faster, with Walden University’s online Education Specialist (EdS) programs. These EdS programs prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate, if you so choose. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and the EdS programs all take the same first-year courses. If you’re inspired to go for your doctorate, you can transfer seamlessly without starting over, saving you time and money. In a Walden EdS program, you can: Build your credentials faster and at a lower cost than it takes to obtain a doctorate. Transfer credits from prior coursework and accelerate your degree. Receive dedicated support, from your Foundation course to the end of your capstone. Explore real-world challenges in education and gain skills to promote social change. Literacy is a driving force in positively affecting student learning. The Education Specialist (EdS) degree in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment (RLA) is designed for any educator who wishes to influence growth in reading and literacy—including classroom teachers, lead teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, department chairs, and curriculum specialists. In this education specialist degree online program, you will: Explore the changing definitions of literacy as well as sociopolitical, cultural, and economic influences on literacy. Gain expertise in best practices related to reading, literacy, and curriculum design and instruction. Learn skills and study strategies that can improve reading and curriculum outcomes across all age groups and settings, including classroom instruction, program design, policy implementation, and critical thinking. Examine considerations for developing curriculum, assessment, and instruction for diverse learners. An EdS degree can dramatically impact your salary and career as an educator-leader in less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn a Doctor of Education (EdD) or PhD in Education. However, the innovative structure of our Lifelong Learner Pathway allows you to lay the groundwork for your doctorate if you later choose to pursue it. As an EdS student, you will take the same initial courses as EdD and PhD in Education students, where you exchange ideas and engage in advanced graduate coursework. Courses Leading the Future of Education Issues and Trends in Reading and Literacy Learner-Centered Curriculum Research Theory, Design and Analysis Promoting the Success of Diverse Learners Assessment and Data Analysis to Support Effective Literacy Programs A Collaborative Approach to Literacy across the Content Areas Program Evaluation for Continuous Improvement EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices Highlights Like all of our Education Specialist degree programs, Walden’s EdS in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment program is designed to empower busy educators like you to pursue a specialized post-master’s degree while continuing to work full-time. Our program offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals, and even change direction mid-stream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and the EdS post-master’s programs take the same four initial courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can continue toward your doctoral degree without having to start over. Earn your degree faster by transferring credits from prior coursework, saving you even more time and money in earning your EdS degree. Increase your impact as an educator-leader in less time. With an EdS in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment, you can make a greater impact on your salary and career trajectory—not to mention your community—in significantly less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn an EdD or PhD in Education. Learn from highly qualified and diverse faculty mentors, who blend academic theory with real-world insights to enrich your learning and broaden your perspectives on the latest trends. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. Learning Outcomes As a graduate of Walden’s EdS in Reading, Literacy, and Assessment program, you will be prepared to: Interpret the components of reading curriculum in the 21st century, including influences from the socio-political landscape, social media, technological innovations, family and community involvement, and influences from applicable education standards. Establish a plan to gain stakeholder support for improvement of curriculum and literacy programming at the systems level by drawing on professional reading and curriculum standards. Explain the challenges faced in improving teaching and learning in literacy curriculum across all content areas, including prior student learning, language, culture, family, and community values. Utilize information about literacy assessments used at the national, state, and local levels to assess literacy curriculum. Demonstrate the ability to create literacy programs that enhance student learning and support professional development for teachers. Integrate concepts of positive social change in leadership, assessment, professional development, literacy curriculum, and literacy instruction activities. Practice ethically in the profession. Design a scholarly response to address a reading, literacy, and assessment problem and contribute to the profession. [-]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Special Education

Online Full time Part time USA

With nearly 6 million students nationwide in need of special education services, there is a growing demand for professional leaders in the field. The Education Specialist (EdS) degree in Special Education can position you for leadership roles in school districts, communities, and the profession as a whole... [+]

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Special Education Take your career further, faster, with Walden University’s online Education Specialist (EdS) programs. These EdS programs prepare you to pursue new leadership roles while you lay the groundwork to pursue a doctorate, if you so choose. With the Lifelong Learner Pathway, students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and the EdS programs all take the same first-year courses. If you’re inspired to go for your doctorate, you can transfer seamlessly without starting over, saving you time and money. In a Walden EdS program, you can: Build your credentials faster and at a lower cost than it takes to obtain a doctorate. Transfer credits from prior coursework and accelerate your degree. Receive dedicated support, from your Foundation course to the end of your capstone. Explore real-world challenges in education and gain skills to promote social change. With nearly 6 million students nationwide in need of special education services, there is a growing demand for professional leaders in the field. The Education Specialist (EdS) degree in Special Education can position you for leadership roles in school districts, communities, and the profession as a whole. In this education specialist degree online program, you will: Deepen your understanding of the critical trends and issues impacting special education today. Learn how to collaborate effectively with families and school staff to enhance special education practice. Engage in real-world case studies that require collaborative problem solving and the implementation of research-based strategies. Illustrate your knowledge through a capstone project that allows you to focus on a real-world problem of practice in special education. The EdS curriculum is informed by the Council for Exceptional Children Advanced Role Content Standards and focuses on key issues in the field of special education, such as leadership and policy, program development and assessment, collaboration, and ethical practice. An EdS degree can dramatically impact your salary and career as an educator-leader in less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn a Doctor of Education (EdD) or PhD in Education. However, the innovative structure of our Lifelong Learner Pathways allows you to lay the groundwork for your doctorate if you later choose to pursue it. As an EdS student, you will take the same initial courses as EdD and PhD students, where you exchange ideas and engage in advanced graduate coursework. If you are inspired to pursue your doctorate, you can transfer into the EdD program with a specialization in Special Education without starting over, saving you time and money. Courses Leading the Future of Education Special Education: Exploring Theory and Practice Leading Change in Special Education: Advocacy, Policy, and Law Research Theory, Design and Analysis Research Methodology for Special Education Designing Specialized Instruction for Diverse Learners Implementing Effective School-Wide Intervention Models Sustaining and Supporting Effective Practices in Special Education EdS Capstone Project: Creating and Supporting Effective Educational Practices Highlights Like all of our Education Specialist degree programs, Walden’s EdS in Special Education program is designed to empower busy educators like you to pursue a specialized post-master’s degree while continuing to work full time. Our program offers unprecedented flexibility that lets you tailor your studies to your needs and goals, and even change direction mid-stream without losing time or money. You can switch degree paths even after starting your program. Students in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and the EdS post-master’s programs take the same four initial courses. With our Lifelong Learner Pathway, you can continue toward your doctoral degree without having to start over. See how it works. Earn your degree faster by transferring credits from prior coursework, saving you even more time and money in earning your EdS degree. Increase your impact as an educator-leader in less time. With an EdS in Special Education, you can make a greater impact on your salary and career trajectory—not to mention your community—in significantly less time, and at a lower cost, than it takes to earn an EdD or PhD in Education. Learn from highly qualified and diverse faculty mentors, who blend academic theory with real-world insights to enrich your learning and broaden your perspectives on the latest trends. NCATE accreditation assures you that our programs are high quality. The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution, is dedicated to enhancing educator effectiveness. As a recognized standard of excellence in preparing K–12 school professionals, NCATE accreditation ensures we have met rigorous national standards. Learning Outcomes As a graduate of Walden’s EdS in Special Education program, you will be prepared to: Follow policies surrounding ethical and legal practices that support high quality education for individuals with diverse educational, behavioral, emotional, and cultural learning needs. Apply valid, research-based assessment measures to facilitate learning and behavioral interventions for individuals with diverse educational, behavioral, emotional, and cultural learning needs. Evaluate special education programs, including the integration of related services (e.g., assistive technology, behavioral intervention, transition, inclusion), for individuals with exceptionalities based upon an understanding of individual differences. Distinguish research-based strategies used to improve data decision making, support, and services for individuals with diverse educational, behavioral, emotional, and cultural learning needs. Support the continuous improvement of education programs, supports, and services for individuals with exceptionalities. Effectively communicate with stakeholders to improve outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities and their families. Design a scholarly response to address a special education problem and contribute to the profession. [-]

M.S. in Accounting - Accounting for the Professional

Online Full time September 2016 USA USA Online

Today’s accountants face a number of new and emerging challenges, including the need to keep current with international accounting standards in order to effectively manage forensic and auditing issues. This specialization provides accounting theories, current trends and ideas in the accounting industry [+]

Today’s accountants face a number of new and emerging challenges, including the need to keep current with international accounting standards in order to effectively manage forensic and auditing issues. This specialization provides accounting theories, current trends and ideas in the accounting industry, and techniques needed to manage regulatory compliance, business risk, and the future of an organization. Completion Requirements - 30 total semester credits - Core courses (15 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. MS in Accounting students must complete five required core courses and an additional five courses to complete the Accounting for the Professional specialization. [-]

M.S. in Accounting - Self-Designed

Online Full time September 2016 USA USA Online

Design a specialization based on your goals and interests. The Self-Designed specialization allows you to investigate industries and technical accounting areas that might not otherwise be readily accessible. Tax analysis, systems thinking, not-for-profit accounting, and government accounting are among [+]

Design a specialization based on your goals and interests. The Self-Designed specialization allows you to investigate industries and technical accounting areas that might not otherwise be readily accessible. Tax analysis, systems thinking, not-for-profit accounting, and government accounting are among the many subjects from which to choose. Completion Requirements - 30 total semester credits - Core courses (15 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.) - Accounting courses (9–15 sem. cr.) - Management and leadership courses (0–6 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. MS in Accounting students must complete five required core courses and five additional courses to complete the Self-Designed specialization. [-]

M.S. in Accountingv - Accounting with CPA Emphasis

Online Full time September 2016 USA USA Online

This specialization is designed to help prepare students for the CPA exam as well as the CPA profession. Blending accounting theory with its practical application, the coursework provides a solid foundation in problem-solving, managing risk, understanding the impact of regulatory compliance, and using accounting [+]

This specialization is designed to help prepare students for the CPA exam as well as the CPA profession. Blending accounting theory with its practical application, the coursework provides a solid foundation in problem-solving, managing risk, understanding the impact of regulatory compliance, and using accounting practices and tax strategies in a dynamic business environment. Completion Requirements - 30 total semester credits - Core courses (15 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. MS in Accounting students must complete five required core courses and an additional five courses to complete the Accounting With CPA Emphasis specialization. [-]

M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - Consulting Psychology

Campus or Online Full time 15 months USA

Gain the business perspectives and specialized I-O expertise to enter and advance in the field of organizational and professional development consulting. Learn the consulting competencies, psychological methods, and change management techniques required to address issues related to human behavior [+]

Gain the business perspectives and specialized I-O expertise to enter and advance in the field of organizational and professional development consulting. Learn the consulting competencies, psychological methods, and change management techniques required to address issues related to human behavior in the workplace and examine the business factors that affect organizational success. Through real-world scenarios, deepen your understanding of both the employees’ work environment and organizational performance as a whole and focus your knowledge of performance management, motivation, work attitudes, leadership, business concepts, and organizational behavior and development. Completion Requirements 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. [-]

M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - Forensic Consulting

Campus or Online Full time 15 months USA

Gain a foundational understanding of forensic psychology, which is the application of I-O psychological theory and methods to the legal or criminal justice environment. Focusing on work environment and employee performance, learn to apply industrial and organizational psychology principles and practices [+]

Gain a foundational understanding of forensic psychology, which is the application of I-O psychological theory and methods to the legal or criminal justice environment. Focusing on work environment and employee performance, learn to apply industrial and organizational psychology principles and practices to improve individual and organizational performance in forensic agencies such as police departments, prisons, federal agencies, and other organizations within the criminal justice system. Completion Requirements 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. [-]

M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - General Practice

Campus or Online Full time 15 months USA

This specialization is designed for students interested in the practical application of I-O principles, skills, and knowledge to improve individual and organizational productivity in the workplace. Gain an understanding of the roles within organizations and teams and examine what elements are needed to build synergy [+]

This specialization is designed for students interested in the practical application of I-O principles, skills, and knowledge to improve individual and organizational productivity in the workplace. Gain an understanding of the roles within organizations and teams and examine what elements are needed to build synergy among individuals and create a healthy workforce. Learn how to assess organizational issues, develop intervention plans, and evaluate the effectiveness of those interventions. With the General Practice specialization, you can develop the research and statistical skills needed to pursue careers in employee training and development, organizational development, organizational leadership and administration, human resource management, or I-O consulting. The General Practice specialization prepares you enter the field as an I-O psychology practitioner in diverse roles and settings. Completion Requirements 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. [-]

M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - Leadership Development and Coaching

Campus or Online Full time 15 months USA

In this specialization, you can develop the high-level skills required to improve organizational and individual performance as an evidence-based organizational coach. Through coursework and case studies, you can explore what leadership means [+]

In this specialization, you can develop the high-level skills required to improve organizational and individual performance as an evidence-based organizational coach. Through coursework and case studies, you can explore what leadership means and examine the role leadership plays in effectiveness. As you apply psychological approaches to coaching scenarios, you can develop the practical skills to help leaders and employees meet organizational objectives and ultimately achieve professional goals. Discover how to facilitate psychological change in the workplace and enhance leadership and professional growth of employees, groups, and teams. Completion Requirements 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. [-]

M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - Organizational Diversity and Social Change

Campus or Online Full time 15 months USA

Exploring cross-cultural communication, diversity, and the impact of culture on organizational behavior, this specialization prepares you to help organizations leverage the power of diversity to improve organizational performance and promote social [+]

Exploring cross-cultural communication, diversity, and the impact of culture on organizational behavior, this specialization prepares you to help organizations leverage the power of diversity to improve organizational performance and promote social change. Learn to apply I-O theory and methods to address issues and opportunities for improvement arising from structure, class, ethnicity, race, sexuality, and age in the workplace. Completion Requirements 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. [-]

Master of Information Systems Management

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of the role technology plays in achieving organizational goals and strategies? Walden University’s Master of Information Systems Management is designed [+]

Prepare for senior-level information systems and technology leadership positions in wide range of corporate, government, education, and nonprofit settings. Combining management coursework and advanced IT training, Walden’s Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) program prepares you to: Evaluate, design, and manage the information systems critical to today’s businesses. Lead cross-functional teams and IT initiatives to meet key organizational objectives. Advance to positions of leadership. Designed to build your IT career quickly and affordably, this program also allows you to earn a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems after completing your first four courses.* As a Walden student, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. *To receive the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, you must satisfactorily complete ITEC 6111, ITEC 6115, ITEC 6140, and ISYS 6030 and apply for the certificate, which is awarded at no additional cost. [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walden University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. [+]

Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walden University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. Gain management and organizational skills as you study how the administration of policy can positively affect underserved populations. Examine current research in the field as you position yourself to promote collaboration across agencies and departments. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Criminal Justice Emergency Management Global Leadership Health Policy Homeland Security Policy and Coordination International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) Law and Public Policy Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities Nonprofit Management and Leadership Policy Analysis Public Management and Leadership Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Emergency Management

Online Full time Part time 11 weeks September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Designed for public safety administrators and emergency responders who want to move forward in their careers, this specialization examines vital emergency management issues and contingency planning. [+]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Emergency Management Designed for public safety administrators and emergency responders who want to move forward in their careers, this specialization examines vital emergency management issues and contingency planning. As a student, you will learn strategies for maintaining public safety during times of disaster and analyze current ethical issues that public administrators may face when a crisis occurs. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (40 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Capstone Seminar (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence. MMPA 6200 Principles of Public Administration MMPA 6115 Foundations for Graduate Study MMPA 6405 Ethics and Social Justice MMPA 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership MMPA 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector MMPA 6435 Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce MMPA 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination MMPA 6451 Public Policy Analysis MMPA 6480 Applied Research and Evaluation Methods MMPA 6101 Critical Issues in Emergency Management MMPA 6201 Risk Assessment, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation MMPA 6301 Disaster Response and Recovery MMPA 6910 Capstone Seminar Highlights Developed by leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the Master of Public Administration program focuses on enhancing your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills so you can: Learn principles and processes related to finance, economics, and human resources and apply them to a variety of public service organizations and all levels of government. Conduct and apply research to advance democratic processes and promote social change. Communicate and interact productively with diverse and evolving workforces and communities. Broaden your perspective of public service through global concepts and theories. As a student in Walden’s online master’s in public administration program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe key leadership concepts and theories that can be used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Determine appropriate skills needed for participating in and contributing to public and nonprofit policy processes. Critically evaluate strategies for resolving public policy and administration problems in a global economic and political environment. Develop ethical solutions to advance and improve the lives of citizens and organizations. Apply models that represent best practices in utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies. [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs)

Online Full time Part time 11 weeks September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Explore the role of nongovernmental organizations in the global political landscape. This specialization addresses topics that include communicating and interacting effectively across cultures. [+]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) Explore the role of nongovernmental organizations in the global political landscape. This specialization addresses topics that include communicating and interacting effectively across cultures. You will study the structures and missions of NGOs throughout the world and focus on analyzing and synthesizing theories of ethics and social justice. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (40 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Capstone Seminar (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence. MMPA 6200 Principles of Public Administration MMPA 6115 Foundations for Graduate Study MMPA 6405 Ethics and Social Justice MMPA 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership MMPA 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector MMPA 6435 Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce MMPA 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination MMPA 6451 Public Policy Analysis MMPA 6480 Applied Research and Evaluation Methods MMPA 6333 Holding Up the Mirror: Understanding Different Cultures and Increasing Global Consciousness MMPA 6334 Crossing Borders: U.S. and International NGO Cultures and Environments MMPA 6335 Placing NGOs in the Global Context MMPA 6910 Capstone Seminar Highlights Developed by leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the Master of Public Administration program focuses on enhancing your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills so you can: Learn principles and processes related to finance, economics, and human resources and apply them to a variety of public service organizations and all levels of government. Conduct and apply research to advance democratic processes and promote social change. Communicate and interact productively with diverse and evolving workforces and communities. Broaden your perspective of public service through global concepts and theories. As a student in Walden’s online master’s in public administration program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe key leadership concepts and theories that can be used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Determine appropriate skills needed for participating in and contributing to public and nonprofit policy processes. Critically evaluate strategies for resolving public policy and administration problems in a global economic and political environment. Develop ethical solutions to advance and improve the lives of citizens and organizations. Apply models that represent best practices in utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies. [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Law and Public Policy

Online Full time Part time 11 weeks September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

The Law and Public Policy specialization explores the relationship between statutes and case law and the impact that legislation and court systems can have on public policy. [+]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Law and Public Policy The Law and Public Policy specialization explores the relationship between statutes and case law and the impact that legislation and court systems can have on public policy. Explore fundamental legal concepts and current topics in law as well as U.S. Supreme Court cases that have had a major precedential effect on individual rights. As a student, you will gain an understanding of legal research and how it is used as a foundation to help support public policy. This specialization will introduce you to the legal challenges you may face as a leader and enable you to learn the strategic planning and organizational management skills you will need to help overcome these challenges. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (40 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Capstone Seminar (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence. MMPA 6200 Principles of Public Administration MMPA 6115 Foundations for Graduate Study MMPA 6405 Ethics and Social Justice MMPA 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership MMPA 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector MMPA 6435 Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce MMPA 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination MMPA 6451 Public Policy Analysis MMPA 6480 Applied Research and Evaluation Methods MMPA 6810 Fundamentals of Law and Public Policy MMPA 6811 Legal Research for Policy Practitioners MMPA 6812 Contemporary Cases and Issues in the Courts MMPA 6910 Capstone Seminar Highlights Developed by leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the Master of Public Administration program focuses on enhancing your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills so you can: Learn principles and processes related to finance, economics, and human resources and apply them to a variety of public service organizations and all levels of government. Conduct and apply research to advance democratic processes and promote social change. Communicate and interact productively with diverse and evolving workforces and communities. Broaden your perspective of public service through global concepts and theories. As a student in Walden’s online master’s in public administration program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe key leadership concepts and theories that can be used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Determine appropriate skills needed for participating in and contributing to public and nonprofit policy processes. Critically evaluate strategies for resolving public policy and administration problems in a global economic and political environment. Develop ethical solutions to advance and improve the lives of citizens and organizations. Apply models that represent best practices in utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies. [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities

Online Full time Part time 11 weeks September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Become a catalyst of positive change for the environment and your community. Learn how local and state public policies shape how we live and thrive as a society. [+]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities Become a catalyst of positive change for the environment and your community. Learn how local and state public policies shape how we live and thrive as a society. This specialization will enable you to gain the skills to develop effective strategies for promoting growth and enrichment in your community. Explore sustainability, livability, and practicality on the local and regional level and apply what you learn to the greater good. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (40 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Capstone Seminar (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence. MMPA 6200 Principles of Public Administration MMPA 6115 Foundations for Graduate Study MMPA 6405 Ethics and Social Justice MMPA 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership MMPA 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector MMPA 6435 Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce MMPA 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination MMPA 6451 Public Policy Analysis MMPA 6480 Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Click to play video MMPA 6820 Elements of Sustainable and Livable Communities MMPA 6821 Tools for Sustainable Community Development MMPA 6822 Current Issues in Regional and Local Public Policy MMPA 6910 Capstone Seminar Highlights Developed by leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the Master of Public Administration program focuses on enhancing your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills so you can: Learn principles and processes related to finance, economics, and human resources and apply them to a variety of public service organizations and all levels of government. Conduct and apply research to advance democratic processes and promote social change. Communicate and interact productively with diverse and evolving workforces and communities. Broaden your perspective of public service through global concepts and theories. As a student in Walden’s online master’s in public administration program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe key leadership concepts and theories that can be used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Determine appropriate skills needed for participating in and contributing to public and nonprofit policy processes. Critically evaluate strategies for resolving public policy and administration problems in a global economic and political environment. Develop ethical solutions to advance and improve the lives of citizens and organizations. Apply models that represent best practices in utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies. [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Online Full time Part time 11 weeks September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Nonprofit organizations face unique challenges that include funding initiatives, recruiting and retaining volunteers, analyzing public policy, and advocating for reforms in legislation. [+]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Nonprofit Management and Leadership Nonprofit organizations face unique challenges that include funding initiatives, recruiting and retaining volunteers, analyzing public policy, and advocating for reforms in legislation. In the Nonprofit Management and Leadership specialization, you’ll explore best practices for navigating through budgeting and finance issues, cultivating stakeholder relationships, and developing strategic plans that foster collaboration across sectors. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (40 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Capstone Seminar (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence. MMPA 6200 Principles of Public Administration MMPA 6115 Foundations for Graduate Study MMPA 6405 Ethics and Social Justice MMPA 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership MMPA 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector MMPA 6435 Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce MMPA 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination MMPA 6451 Public Policy Analysis MMPA 6480 Applied Research and Evaluation Methods MMPA 6850 Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector MMPA 6851 Board Governance and Volunteer Management MMPA 6852 Resource Development MMPA 6910 Capstone Seminar Highlights Developed by leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the Master of Public Administration program focuses on enhancing your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills so you can: Learn principles and processes related to finance, economics, and human resources and apply them to a variety of public service organizations and all levels of government. Conduct and apply research to advance democratic processes and promote social change. Communicate and interact productively with diverse and evolving workforces and communities. Broaden your perspective of public service through global concepts and theories. As a student in Walden’s online master’s in public administration program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe key leadership concepts and theories that can be used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Determine appropriate skills needed for participating in and contributing to public and nonprofit policy processes. Critically evaluate strategies for resolving public policy and administration problems in a global economic and political environment. Develop ethical solutions to advance and improve the lives of citizens and organizations. Apply models that represent best practices in utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies. [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Policy Analysis

Online Full time Part time 11 weeks September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

This specialization focuses on the policy process, from setting agendas and using analytic tools to implementing legislation and gauging social acceptance. [+]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Policy Analysis Shaping public policy involves strategic planning and complex negotiations. This specialization focuses on the policy process, from setting agendas and using analytic tools to implementing legislation and gauging social acceptance. Gain a fundamental understanding of how to identify stakeholder interests and develop program evaluations as you focus on areas such as communications, healthcare, immigration, and transportation. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (40 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Capstone Seminar (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence. MMPA 6200 Principles of Public Administration MMPA 6115 Foundations for Graduate Study MMPA 6405 Ethics and Social Justice MMPA 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership MMPA 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector MMPA 6435 Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce MMPA 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination MMPA 6451 Public Policy Analysis MMPA 6480 Applied Research and Evaluation Methods MMPA 6380 Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions MMPA 6381 Program Evaluation MMPA 6382 Public Policy and Finance MMPA 6910 Capstone Seminar Highlights Developed by leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the Master of Public Administration program focuses on enhancing your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills so you can: Learn principles and processes related to finance, economics, and human resources and apply them to a variety of public service organizations and all levels of government. Conduct and apply research to advance democratic processes and promote social change. Communicate and interact productively with diverse and evolving workforces and communities. Broaden your perspective of public service through global concepts and theories. As a student in Walden’s online master’s in public administration program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe key leadership concepts and theories that can be used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Determine appropriate skills needed for participating in and contributing to public and nonprofit policy processes. Critically evaluate strategies for resolving public policy and administration problems in a global economic and political environment. Develop ethical solutions to advance and improve the lives of citizens and organizations. Apply models that represent best practices in utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies. [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Public Management and Leadership

Online Full time Part time 11 weeks September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Behind every successful government is an organized team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals. Learn how to develop and manage effective government programs at the local, state, and federal levels. [+]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Public Management and Leadership Behind every successful government is an organized team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals. Learn how to develop and manage effective government programs at the local, state, and federal levels. The Public Management and Leadership specialization will enable you to make a positive difference in communities through public governance that includes transparency, accountability, efficiency, and effective bargaining and negotiation. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (40 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Capstone Seminar (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence. MMPA 6200 Principles of Public Administration MMPA 6115 Foundations for Graduate Study MMPA 6405 Ethics and Social Justice MMPA 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership MMPA 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector MMPA 6435 Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce MMPA 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination MMPA 6451 Public Policy Analysis MMPA 6480 Applied Research and Evaluation Methods MMPA 6390 Strategic Context of Public Management and Leadership MMPA 6391 Transformative Change in a Shared-Power World MMPA 6392 The Language of Leadership MMPA 6910 Capstone Seminar Highlights Developed by leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the Master of Public Administration program focuses on enhancing your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills so you can: Learn principles and processes related to finance, economics, and human resources and apply them to a variety of public service organizations and all levels of government. Conduct and apply research to advance democratic processes and promote social change. Communicate and interact productively with diverse and evolving workforces and communities. Broaden your perspective of public service through global concepts and theories. As a student in Walden’s online master’s in public administration program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe key leadership concepts and theories that can be used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Determine appropriate skills needed for participating in and contributing to public and nonprofit policy processes. Critically evaluate strategies for resolving public policy and administration problems in a global economic and political environment. Develop ethical solutions to advance and improve the lives of citizens and organizations. Apply models that represent best practices in utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies. [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace

Online Full time Part time 11 weeks September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

The Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace specialization focuses on issues such as war, oppression, terrorism, and social injustices that can have implications across the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. [+]

Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace Keeping America safe is often at the forefront of public policy. The Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace specialization focuses on issues such as war, oppression, terrorism, and social injustices that can have implications across the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. Coursework will allow you to examine the roots of terrorism, the impact of media and technology during times of crisis, and the factors that can contribute to violent acts, including poverty, religion, and antisocial behaviors. This specialization provides a foundation for public administrators who are charged with implementing public policy in response to potential dangers that threaten human rights and individual freedoms. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (40 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Capstone Seminar (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence. MMPA 6200 Principles of Public Administration MMPA 6115 Foundations for Graduate Study MMPA 6405 Ethics and Social Justice MMPA 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership MMPA 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector MMPA 6435 Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce MMPA 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination MMPA 6451 Public Policy Analysis MMPA 6480 Applied Research and Evaluation Methods MMPA 6320 Public Policy Implications of Terrorism Legislation and Policies MMPA 6740 Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma MMPA 6741 Psychology of Terrorism MMPA 6910 Capstone Seminar Highlights Developed by leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, the Master of Public Administration program focuses on enhancing your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills so you can: Learn principles and processes related to finance, economics, and human resources and apply them to a variety of public service organizations and all levels of government. Conduct and apply research to advance democratic processes and promote social change. Communicate and interact productively with diverse and evolving workforces and communities. Broaden your perspective of public service through global concepts and theories. As a student in Walden’s online master’s in public administration program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe key leadership concepts and theories that can be used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector. Determine appropriate skills needed for participating in and contributing to public and nonprofit policy processes. Critically evaluate strategies for resolving public policy and administration problems in a global economic and political environment. Develop ethical solutions to advance and improve the lives of citizens and organizations. Apply models that represent best practices in utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies. [-]

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Walden University’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) program can help prepare you to bring about social change through effective public policy. [+]

Walden University’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) program can help prepare you to bring about social change through effective public policy. Explore ways to evaluate, implement, and create effective policy change in the private and public sectors. This program offers a variety of specializations so that you can align your coursework with your professional goals. Prepare for a career in a local, state, or federal government agency or in a nonprofit or corporate entity. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) General Program Criminal Justice Emergency Management Global Leadership Health Policy Homeland Security Policy and Coordination International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) Law and Public Policy Local Government Mgmt for Sustainable Communities Nonprofit Management and Leadership Public Management and Leadership Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Addiction Counseling

Campus Full time USA

Addiction is a battle that cannot be fought alone. This specialization can prepare you to address the unique emotional challenges of individuals and families as they find their way to hope and healing. In addition to the various types of addictive behaviors, you’ll study contemporary treatment and intervention models used to promote recovery. You can gain the focused skills and insights to provide... [+]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Addiction Counseling Addiction is a battle that cannot be fought alone. This specialization can prepare you to address the unique emotional challenges of individuals and families as they find their way to hope and healing. In addition to the various types of addictive behaviors, you’ll study contemporary treatment and intervention models used to promote recovery. You can gain the focused skills and insights to provide addiction counseling services to various clients in schools, businesses, community agencies, and other settings. Completion Requirements Fulfill the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling completion requirements, including field experience* Complete two additional courses: COUN 6202 Theories, Treatment, and Case Management of Addiction (5 cr.) COUN 6204 Assessment in Counseling and Addiction (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses COUN 6202 Theories, Treatment, and Case Management of Addiction COUN 6204 Assessment in Counseling and Addiction *You can focus on a general counseling area and complete your field experience before the Addiction Counseling courses, or focus on a specific area of Addiction Counseling and complete your field experience after your specialization coursework. A Master’s Degree Program That Meets Rigorous CACREP Standards Walden University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as a mental health counseling program under the 2001 standards. CACREP is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure. Walden University’s M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Because no graduate program can guarantee licensure upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate agency to determine specific requirements. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Career Counseling

Campus Full time USA

Help individuals achieve professional and personal fulfillment with a specialization in Career Counseling. Coursework in this program explores the history, theories, and methods of career counseling and assessment; the skill set required of an effective career counselor; and the various counseling and assessment techniques used in clinical and organizational settings. You’ll also explore career... [+]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Career Counseling Help individuals achieve professional and personal fulfillment with a specialization in Career Counseling. Coursework in this program explores the history, theories, and methods of career counseling and assessment; the skill set required of an effective career counselor; and the various counseling and assessment techniques used in clinical and organizational settings. You’ll also explore career counseling approaches used in the academic setting and gain skills to help students discover their potentials, navigate their career options, and plan their educational paths. Completion Requirements Fulfill the M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling completion requirements, including field experience* Complete two additional courses: COUN 6345 Career, Consultation, and Assessment (5 cr.) COUN 6355 Academic and Career Counseling (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses COUN 6345 Career, Consultation, and Assessment COUN 6355 Academic and Career Counseling *You can focus on a general counseling area and complete your field experience before the Career Counseling courses or focus on a specific area of Career Counseling and complete your field experience after your specialization coursework. A Master’s Degree Program That Meets Rigorous CACREP Standards Walden University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as a mental health counseling program under the 2001 standards. CACREP is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure. Walden University’s M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Because no graduate program can guarantee licensure upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate agency to determine specific requirements. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Forensic Counseling

Campus Full time USA

Enhance your competencies in conflict management and negotiation and learn how those skills can be applied to resolve conflicts in the criminal justice system. Upon completion of this specialization, you will be eligible for certification and licensure as a professional counselor with additional training in forensics... [+]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Forensic Counseling Increasingly the legal and criminal justice systems are seeking the expert advice and skills of forensic counselors to determine the proper resolution of cases and the most effective treatment for offenders. Through this specialization, you can build your knowledge of mental health law, with a specific focus on juvenile justice and delinquency. Enhance your competencies in conflict management and negotiation and learn how those skills can be applied to resolve conflicts in the criminal justice system. Upon completion of this specialization, you will be eligible for certification and licensure as a professional counselor with additional training in forensics. “We are entering an era of greater collaboration within the courts and the criminal justice system and forensic counselors are vital parts of this coordinated effort to enhance the judicial process,” says Savitri Dixon-Saxon, PhD, associate dean, School of Counseling. “From offering mediation assistance in child custody cases to working with offenders as they move through the system, forensic counselors have an important role to play in ensuring the best possible resolution for individuals involved in the legal system.” Completion Requirements Complete the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling completion requirements, including field experience* COUN 6511 Treatment of Forensic Populations (5 cr.) Choose one additional course from the following: COUN 6512 Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, and Development (5 cr.) COUN 6742 Conflict, Conflict Resolution, and Peace (5 cr.) COUN 6912 Mental Health Law (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Two courses (10 cr.) are required. Choose one additional course (COUN 6511 is required). COUN 6511 Treatment of Forensic PopulationsRequired COUN 6512 Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, and DevelopmentOptional COUN 6742 Conflict, Conflict Resolution, and PeaceOptional COUN 6912 Mental Health LawOptional *You can focus on a general counseling area and complete your field experience before the Forensic Counseling courses, or focus on a specific area of Forensic Counseling and complete your field experience after your specialization coursework. A Master’s Degree Program That Meets Rigorous CACREP Standards Walden University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as a mental health counseling program under the 2001 standards. CACREP is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure. Walden University’s M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Because no graduate program can guarantee licensure upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate agency to determine specific requirements. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - General

Campus Full time USA

Prepare for a career in the counseling profession with Walden University’s M.S. in Mental Health Counseling. Examine a range of topics affecting the counseling field, including assessment, legal and ethical [+]

Prepare for a career in the counseling profession with Walden University’s M.S. in Mental Health Counseling. Examine a range of topics affecting the counseling field, including assessment, legal and ethical concerns, and intervention. This program also explores counseling techniques, including substance abuse counseling and career counseling. Prepare to make a positive change in your community and your organization through this CACREP-accredited online degree program. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) - Forensic Counseling - Trauma and Crisis Counseling - Career Counseling - Addiction Counseling - Military Families & Culture Note on Licensure Walden University’s M.S. in Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. 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 or 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 student to obtain licensure. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Military Families & Culture

Campus Full time USA

Help families cope with the complex emotional challenges of military life with a specialization in Military Families and Culture. Explore the nuances of military culture as well as the common hardships associated with the military lifestyle—from prolonged separation and combat-related injuries to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Coursework in this specialization also examines considerations and... [+]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Military Families & Culture Help families cope with the complex emotional challenges of military life with a specialization in Military Families and Culture. Explore the nuances of military culture as well as the common hardships associated with the military lifestyle—from prolonged separation and combat-related injuries to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Coursework in this specialization also examines considerations and best practices for counseling active military personnel, veterans, spouses, and children. Completion Requirements Fulfill the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling completion requirements, including field experience* Complete two additional courses: COUN 6404 Military Culture (5 cr.) COUN 6406 Working with Military Spouses, Families, and Children (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses COUN 6404 Military Culture COUN 6406 Working with Military Spouses, Families, and Children *You can focus on a general counseling area and complete your field experience before the Military Families and Culture courses or focus on a specific area of Military Families and Culture and complete your field experience after your specialization coursework. A Master’s Degree Program That Meets Rigorous CACREP Standards Walden University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as a mental health counseling program under the 2001 standards. CACREP is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure. Walden University’s M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Because no graduate program can guarantee licensure upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate agency to determine specific requirements. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Trauma & Crisis

Campus Full time USA

Through this specialization, you will be able to master the theory, intervention strategies, and treatment models needed to counsel and support individuals and families in crisis. During this course, you will be able to develop the expertise to train and support first responders managing intense career demands. You will learn about crisis management and study the leadership skills necessary to... [+]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Trauma & Crisis When recovering from trauma or disasters, individuals and communities need the help of professionals trained in trauma and crisis counseling. Through this specialization, you can gain the counseling skills and theoretical foundation to help individuals heal from trauma and assist communities in managing crisis. Through this specialization, you will be able to master the theory, intervention strategies, and treatment models needed to counsel and support individuals and families in crisis. During this course, you will be able to develop the expertise to train and support first responders managing intense career demands. You will learn about crisis management and study the leadership skills necessary to help communities develop effective, responsive crisis management programs and trauma treatment services. Completion Requirements Complete the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling completion requirements, including field experience* Complete two additional courses: COUN 6333 Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue (5 credits) COUN 6145 Crisis Management (5 credits) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses COUN 6333 Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue COUN 6145 Crisis Management *You can focus on a general counseling area and complete your field experience before the Trauma and Crisis Counseling courses or focus on a specific area of Trauma and Crisis Counseling and complete your field experience after your specialization coursework. A Master’s Degree Program That Meets Rigorous CACREP Standards Walden University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as a mental health counseling program under the 2001 standards. CACREP is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure. Walden University’s M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement for licensure in many states. The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Because no graduate program can guarantee licensure upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate agency to determine specific requirements. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Adolescent Literacy and Technology (Grades 6-12)

Online Full time USA

This specialization offers practical strategies for adapting classroom instruction across content areas to meet Common Core State Standards, National Board Standards, and other state standards. Through this standards-driven approach [+]

This specialization offers practical strategies for adapting classroom instruction across content areas to meet Common Core State Standards, National Board Standards, and other state standards. Through this standards-driven approach, this specialization provides the tools you need to ensure your students develop the 21st-century literacy skills critical to success in college and future careers. Reflecting the latest pedagogical shifts in teaching literacy, this specialization provides strategies for balancing informational and literary text, building knowledge through text, staircasing the complexity of text, engaging in rigorous text-based discussion, writing from sources to inform or persuade, building grade-appropriate academic vocabulary, and developing digital literacy skills. Emphasis on Practical Strategies In this specialization, you will: - Apply evidence-based instructional and assessment practices to support student literacy and learning across content areas. - Analyze the nature of literacy and literacy learning in the lives of diverse populations of adolescents. - Explore informational, literary, and persuasive discourse models. - Implement research-based practices for teaching and assessing literacy in grades 6–12. - Examine the tools, texts, and trends shaping the digital literacy environment and requirements facing today’s adolescents. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K-12)

Online Full time USA

Learn to respond effectively to your students’ diverse learning needs and provide authentic, differentiated learning experiences that help students master the multidimensional skills required for success in the 21st century. Apply [+]

Learn to respond effectively to your students’ diverse learning needs and provide authentic, differentiated learning experiences that help students master the multidimensional skills required for success in the 21st century. Apply evidence-based and reflective practices to make informed decisions that will positively impact student learning. Design standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment that will help ensure all students learn and achieve at the highest levels possible. This specialization supports the key premise that all children can learn—regardless of socioeconomic conditions, ethnicity, or learning differences. It focuses on providing 21st-century learning opportunities that serve all students. Its curriculum includes the latest information on brain-based learning and features access to national education experts like Dr. Judy Willis, whose expertise as both a neurologist and a teacher helps to demonstrate how this new information translates to effective practice in the classroom. The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12) specialization is based on standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Core Propositions and Early Adolescent and Middle Childhood Generalist standards. Emphasis on Practical Strategies - Employ research-based processes for designing and mapping a meaningful and motivating curriculum. - Adapt curricula and instructional strategies to meet the diverse and changing needs and learning preferences of students. - Design curricula and assessment for students with special needs. - Develop and implement data-driven decisions. - Measure student learning through effective, ongoing assessment, including student self-assessment. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Preparation)

Online Full time USA

For educators who want to become a principal or administrator at the master’s level, Walden’s online M.S. in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure Preparation) is designed [+]

For educators who want to become a principal or administrator at the master’s level, Walden’s online M.S. in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration (Principal Licensure Preparation) is designed to develop the management, leadership, and advanced instructional skills you need to become an educational leader. This specialization provides the legal, financial, data, and personnel management knowledge needed to meet the daily challenges of school administration as well as the instructional leadership skills required to improve student outcomes. Designed for aspiring educational leaders, this online program can prepare you to: - Create a shared strategic vision and collaborative school community. - Recruit, hire, and inspire school personnel committed to improving student achievement. - Lead curriculum, assessment, and community-building initiatives to improve student outcomes and the learning environment. - Manage the complex educational, financial, human resource, and legal issues critical to effective school management. - Grounded in best practices and current research, this unique program for scholar-practitioners provides you with opportunities to apply concepts and coursework in the field while working closely with licensed, practicing principals as mentors. In addition, this program is taught by Walden faculty members who have experience working as principals. This program’s objectives are to provide you with the professional skills and dispositions you need to enhance opportunities and outcomes for every student. This program is approved by the Ohio Board of Regents as meeting the standards for Building Level Principal Licenses (grades preK-6, grades 4-9, and grades 5-12). Upon successful completion of this program, Walden can recommend candidates for principal licensure to the state of Ohio. The Ohio Departments of Education is solely responsible for reviewing applications and issuing licenses. Candidates are responsible for completing any other state requirements beyond completion of Walden’s Ohio state-approved program. Individuals interested in principal licensure in states other than Ohio may qualify for the license by virtue of completing a state-approved program; however, individuals must review their state’s regulations to ensure the program meets all requirements, paying particular attention to any requirements specific to out-of-state program completers. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representation or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or endorsement. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades preK-6)

Online Full time USA

This specialization prepares you to help students (Grades PreK–6) develop the 21st-century literacy skills required for college and career readiness by achieving the English Language Arts goals outlined in the Common Core State [+]

This specialization prepares you to help students (Grades PreK–6) develop the 21st-century literacy skills required for college and career readiness by achieving the English Language Arts goals outlined in the Common Core State Standards, National Board Standards, and other state standards. Designed by national experts in the field, coursework explores current research and practical strategies that can help you increase the achievement of all students, including linguistically, culturally, and academically diverse learners. This specialization addresses teaching digital literacy, managing classroom literacy programs, and effectively engaging students to promote lifelong literacy. A recent study shows that students whose teachers held an M.S. in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades PreK–6) from Walden performed better in language arts on the Georgia Reading and Language Arts Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) than students whose teachers held a master’s degree from another institution.* The research builds on a previous study, “Linking Teacher Learning to Student Success,” which confirms the positive connection between graduates of Walden’s M.S. in Education program and student outcomes in reading fluency.† Emphasis on Practical Strategies In the Elementary Reading and Literacy (Grades PreK-6) specialization, you will: - Design literacy instruction and assessment to meet the learning needs of all children including linguistically, culturally, and academically diverse learners. - Address the challenges and opportunities of implementing the Common Core State Standards and other state standards - Use research-based instructional practices to support reading, writing, listening, and speaking. - Help students to comprehend complex texts. - Make connections between reading and writing, using informational/expository texts and other genres. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K-6)

Online Full time USA

Help elementary school students cultivate a love for learning as they build the essential reading and mathematics skills they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond with a M.S. in Education with a specialization [+]

Help elementary school students cultivate a love for learning as they build the essential reading and mathematics skills they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond with a M.S. in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Mathematics (Grades K–6). In this specialization, you can explore strategies to help you become more effective in delivering reading and mathematics instruction that is aligned with Common Core State Standards. You can also benefit from a curriculum that is based on standards set by both the International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Emphasis on Practical Strategies - Implement research-based practices in key areas of reading instruction. - Employ technology to promote higher levels of engagement and learning. - Adopt data-driven practices to identify areas of need, monitor progress, and inform instruction. - Apply proven strategies to ensure students learn critical math content and skills. - Improve students’ analytical and problem-solving skills. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K-12)

Online Full time USA

As new and emerging technologies transform the landscape of education, the possibilities for learning and discovery grow exponentially. Today’s classrooms are increasingly faced with technologically savvy students, and teachers must [+]

As new and emerging technologies transform the landscape of education, the possibilities for learning and discovery grow exponentially. Today’s classrooms are increasingly faced with technologically savvy students, and teachers must utilize 21st-century knowledge, strategies, and skills that create an effective and motivational learning environment. Based on the standards of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Integrating Technology in the Classroom is a leading-edge specialization that allows teachers to model various technologies that engage and motivate all learners. This will allow teachers to prepare those learners to thrive in a global society by breaking down borders and barriers so that they can become proficient consumers and producers of knowledge. Emphasis on Practical Strategies - Leverage technology to help students become proficient consumers and producers of knowledge. - Create learner-centered classrooms using the latest digital technologies. - Incorporate computer-mediated instruction across grade levels and content areas. - Use technology to become an agent of social change. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Mathematics (Grades 5-8)

Online Full time USA

Middle school is a critical time in children’s math development and learning. You can help children build on their math skills to ensure school success with a specialization [+]

Middle school is a critical time in children’s math development and learning. You can help children build on their math skills to ensure school success with a specialization in Mathematics (Grades 5–8). In this specialization, you can expand your own mathematical expertise to develop more effective mathematics teaching practices. Help prepare your students for mathematics success in high school with courses that explore the Common Core State Standards. Examine key topics taught in middle school mathematics programs, including number systems and operations; geometric thinking and measurement; functions and equations; and data, probability, and statistical reasoning. Courses in this specialization are aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (NCTM’s) Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Emphasis on Practical Strategies - Improve strategies for problem-solving. - Leverage technology in mathematical instruction. - Sharpen your teaching skills in mathematics. - Ensure equity in a standards-based mathematics classroom. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Mathematics (Grades K-6)

Online Full time USA

Designed for elementary school math teachers, this specialization can help you develop more effective mathematics teaching practices so you can excite young learners. Explore new strategies and techniques for introducing [+]

Help elementary school children build a foundation for success in math with a specialization in Mathematics (Grades K–6). Designed for elementary school math teachers, this specialization can help you develop more effective mathematics teaching practices so you can excite young learners. Explore new strategies and techniques for introducing students to the mathematical skills and concepts they will need in high school, college, and beyond, including measurement, data, geometric thinking, understanding rational numbers, and proportional reasoning. Courses in this specialization are aligned with the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics as well as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Emphasis on Practical Strategies - Improve strategies for problem-solving. - Leverage technology in mathematical instruction. - Sharpen your teaching skills in mathematics. - Ensure equity in a standards-based mathematics classroom. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Mathematics and Science (Grades K–8)

Online Full time 20 - 24 months USA

Help prepare young students in developing the analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills they need to succeed in college and in their careers with an M.S. in Education with a specialization in Mathematics and Science [+]

Help prepare young students in developing the analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills they need to succeed in college and in their careers with an M.S. in Education with a specialization in Mathematics and Science (Grades K–8). Designed for elementary and middle school teachers who want to advance their own knowledge of science and mathematics (as part of the STEM core) subjects, this specialization provides strategies and a framework for ensuring that your students gain a strong foundation in mathematics and science as defined by the Common Core State Standards. This specialization features math courses that are based on standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (NCTM) Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, and science courses are based on standards from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the National Science Education Standards. Completion Requirements 30 total semester credit hours Estimated time to completion is 20 to 24 months. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Reading and Literacy with a Reading K–12 Endorsement

Online Full time USA

Designed for licensed teachers, the Reading and Literacy specialization with a Reading K–12 Endorsement will enable you to build your skills in reading and literacy instruction. Through an exploration of reading research, theories [+]

Designed for licensed teachers, the Reading and Literacy specialization with a Reading K–12 Endorsement will enable you to build your skills in reading and literacy instruction. Through an exploration of reading research, theories, and practices, you will gain an understanding of how to diagnose reading difficulties with various assessments and plan effective reading and writing instruction for all students, including those who struggle with reading, those from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and those who are academically gifted. Field experience opportunities allow you to apply your newfound knowledge in elementary, middle, and secondary settings. Walden’s Reading K–12 Endorsement program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching and will lead to the Minnesota K–12 Teacher of Reading license. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Science (Grades K-8)

Online Full time USA

For students to be competitive in the 21st-century global marketplace, they need strong scientific knowledge and abilities. This newly enhanced specialization in Science blends content with pedagogy so you can learn science in the same [+]

For students to be competitive in the 21st-century global marketplace, they need strong scientific knowledge and abilities. This newly enhanced specialization in Science blends content with pedagogy so you can learn science in the same way you will teach the subject matter in the classroom—through inquiry-based learning that promotes hands-on and exciting educational experiences. The program aligns with the five core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), the National Science Education Standards (NSES), and the standards of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and offers you the knowledge you need to effectively teach science in today’s classroom. Emphasis on Practical Strategies - Engage in authentic scientific collaboration with fellow teachers and science faculty through discussion boards, labs, and classroom exercises. - Use both real and virtual laboratory experiences to simultaneously learn content and pedagogy. - Learn the latest technology and research and how to adapt it to your instruction. - Gain practical strategies to help your students achieve on state and national tests. - Excel in a program that was developed in collaboration with national leaders in science education and Walden faculty. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Special Education (non-licensure) (Grades K-12)

Online Full time USA

Do you want to increase your ability to promote positive social change by meeting the diverse educational requirements of students with special needs? If you are an experienced special educator with the desire to enhance [+]

Do you want to increase your ability to promote positive social change by meeting the diverse educational requirements of students with special needs? If you are an experienced special educator with the desire to enhance your skills by incorporating the latest developments in the field into your program, this specialization offers a path to continuing professional achievement. Walden’s M.S. in Education with a Special Education specialization synthesizes the most current research in the arenas of neuroscience, assessment, and scientifically based interventions so that you can determine best practices for student learning. Emphasis on Practical Strategies - Design and implement curricula to facilitate standards-based learning of individuals with disabilities. - Assemble and evaluate data about individuals with disabilities in order to make effective decisions related to special education programs. - Employ assistive technology to promote higher levels of student engagement and learning. - Establish and foster a culturally responsive classroom that supports learning at all levels. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Teacher Leadership (Grades K-12)

Online Full time USA

This specialization is ideal for the classroom teacher who is passionate about making a difference in education. Discover how you can build upon your existing expertise with dynamic skills that can help address such key challenges [+]

This specialization is ideal for the classroom teacher who is passionate about making a difference in education. Discover how you can build upon your existing expertise with dynamic skills that can help address such key challenges as parent involvement and student achievement. Learn more about your leadership style, leverage the latest research to guide your decisions, and lead with greater confidence in your classroom and in your learning community. Emphasis on Practical Strategies - Enhance your leadership capabilities while remaining in the classroom. - Improve parent involvement and student achievement. - Encourage and mentor your colleagues. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Teaching English Language Learners (Grades K-12)

Online Full time USA

You have probably already encountered students in your classroom for whom English is a second language. The growing population of K–12 English-language learners (ELLs) in the United States presents new opportunities for [+]

You have probably already encountered students in your classroom for whom English is a second language. The growing population of K–12 English-language learners (ELLs) in the United States presents new opportunities for schools and teachers to discover and embrace the cultural and linguistic diversity that all students bring to the classroom. Walden’s Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Teaching English Language Learners offers you the opportunity to explore strategies that can help you meet the unique needs of ELL students in your classroom. Developed to reflect professional guidelines set forth by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), this specialization can help you create K–12 learning environments that are welcoming to and effective for all students. With this specialization, you can: - Discover strategies to identify, interpret, and assess the language proficencies of English-language learners in the K–12 classroom. - Learn how to adapt your current instruction techniques and course materials for these students. - Explore ways to enhance collaboration between the families of ELL students and school staff members. - Design learning environments that meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Learning Outcomes Walden’s fully online M.S. in Education program centers on the strategies that are intended to lead to greater student achievement and teacher success. The program’s specializations teach advanced skills that are designed to improve student learning. Each specialization area encourages educators to put their new skills to the test in actual classroom and school settings and to continually challenge the results of teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: - Treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships. - Create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings. - Manage and monitor student learning to create, enrich, maintain, and alter instructional settings to capture and sustain the interest of their students and to make the most effective use of time. - Draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice. - Contribute to the effectiveness of the school by working collaboratively with families, the community, and other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Emergency Management - Global Leadership

Campus Full time USA

From collaborating with first responders to influencing public policy and protecting neighborhoods from disasters, few professions require the depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, and ability of emergency managers [+]

From collaborating with first responders to influencing public policy and protecting neighborhoods from disasters, few professions require the depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, and ability of emergency managers. The M.S. in Emergency Management program offers the advanced training and leadership skills necessary to lead emergency response efforts and develop disaster prevention and response plans. The program offers four specializations and an opportunity to prepare you to earn certificates from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) - Global Leadership - Criminal Justice - Homeland Security - Public Management and Leadership - Terrorism and Emergency Management [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - Global Leadership

Campus Full time USA

Explore strategies to successfully manage a nonprofit organization through Walden University’s M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. From fundraising to volunteer recruitment, this program addresses the [+]

Explore strategies to successfully manage a nonprofit organization through Walden University’s M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. From fundraising to volunteer recruitment, this program addresses the needs and concerns of contemporary nonprofits. Explore the management skills—including budgeting—that nonprofits rely on to carry out their missions. Discover how you can promote positive social change with this online master’s degree. - Global Leadership [-]

Master of Social Work

Online Full time Part time USA

Get ready to advance your social work career with an online Master of Social Work (MSW) from Walden University. This online master’s degree program helps you develop the skills needed to [+]

Master of Social Work

Get ready to advance your social work career with an online Master of Social Work (MSW) from Walden University. This online master’s degree program helps you develop the skills needed to become a social worker. Designed to meet the needs of working students, Walden’s online degree program allows you to choose from three different degree tracks: a two-year full-time option; a part-time track; or an Advanced Standing track for students who have a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)–accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The program can prepare you to pursue a career in a variety of settings, such as clinics and hospitals, or in private practice.... [-]


Master of Social Work – Addiction

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Addiction can affect individuals from all walks of life—celebrities, public officials, or people you see each day in your community. The common thread is that addiction can severely impair an individual’s ability to function in society. In this elective cluster, you can learn how addiction impacts individuals, families, and communities. You will explore the most current theories around treatment of... [+]

Master of Social Work – Addiction Addiction can affect individuals from all walks of life—celebrities, public officials, or people you see each day in your community. The common thread is that addiction can severely impair an individual’s ability to function in society. In this elective cluster, you can learn how addiction impacts individuals, families, and communities. You will explore the most current theories around treatment of various types of addictions, from substance abuse to gambling or binge eating. Students in this elective cluster focus on supporting communities where addiction plays a major role in social problems. Completion Requirements 97 total quarter credits Core courses (70 cr.) Elective courses (15 cr.) Field Experience (12 cr.) 8 days of residency (two 4-day residencies) Note that this program requires students to have a web cam for their first course of the program and for various assignments throughout the program. Please refer to our standard program technology requirements. This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses SOCW 6000 Changing Lives, Changing Society: Introduction to Social Work SOCW 6101 Essential Skills for Social Work Practice SOCW 6200 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I Residency 1 –Completed before Field Education I SOCW 6051 Diversity, Human Rights, and Social Justice SOCW 6210 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II SOCW 6301 Social Work Practice Research I SOCW 6351 Social Policy, Welfare, and Change SOCW 6500 Social Work Field Education I SOCW 6510 Social Work Field Education II SOCW 6103 Introduction to Addictions SOCW 6060 Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 6111 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice I SOCW 6090 Psychopathology for Social Work SOCW 6311 Social Work Practice Research II Residency 2 –Completed before Field Education III SOCW 6121 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice II SOCW 6070 Supervision, Leadership, and Administration in Social Work Organizations SOCW 6361 Social Policy: Analysis and Advocacy SOCW 6520 Social Work Field Education III SOCW 6530 Social Work Field Education IV SOCW 6202 Treatment of Addictions SOCW 6743 Psychopharmacology and Biopsychosocial Considerations Highlights Walden’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) program is based upon 40 years of experience providing quality distance learning to working professionals in a wide variety of helping professions who want to advance their careers. Walden is the first fully online institution to offer an online MSW program. This program, features two 4-day in-person residencies* and customized case studies interwoven throughout the program that provide you with real-world experience and help prepare you for a career in social work. Four start times throughout the year provide maximum flexibility and convenience. You can choose to complete your degree on a time frame that works with your schedule. Choose from one of three degree pathways: A part-time track is available for students who need to make their program work with other life commitments. Students who choose this track have the option to take one or two courses per term. The two-year full-time track requires a more focused time commitment, but can allow you to earn your degree sooner. Students who choose this track have the option to take two or three courses per term. The Advanced Standing track is for students who already hold a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE-accredited institution and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Advanced Standing students begin their program with the advanced-level courses. As a student in Walden’s MSW program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn, thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. We provide our students—a diverse community of working professionals—with the opportunity to become more than just scholars; we give them the knowledge and skills to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the real world and make a difference in their lives and their communities. Discover some of the ways the Walden community is focused on making a greater difference. *The Advanced Standing track requires only one in-person residency. Learning Outcomes Graduates of Walden’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program will be prepared to: Develop a professional orientation and identity as a social worker. Apply legal and ethical standards in the administration of social work. Apply principles of advocacy that promote cultural understanding and positive social change in individuals, communities, and society. Utilize evidence-based research and critical thinking skills to inform practice in meeting the needs of diverse clientele. Synthesize and apply theories of human growth and development to develop culturally responsive social work practices. Apply knowledge and skills in the areas of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. [-]

Master of Social Work – Children, Families, and Couples

Online Full time September 2016 USA USA Online

Recent studies indicate that social workers provide the majority of mental health services in the United States. The Children, Families, and Couples elective cluster prepares you to address the diverse needs of children and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, behavioral disorders, relationship issues, and the emotional impact of social injustices. Courses in topics ranging... [+]

Master of Social Work – Children, Families, and Couples Recent studies indicate that social workers provide the majority of mental health services in the United States. The Children, Families, and Couples elective cluster prepares you to address the diverse needs of children and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, behavioral disorders, relationship issues, and the emotional impact of social injustices. Courses in topics ranging from human sexuality to child and adolescent counseling help you develop a set of skills and strategies that can prepare you for a career as a clinical social worker. Completion Requirements 97 total quarter credits Core courses (70 cr.) Elective courses (15 cr.) Field Experience (12 cr.) 8 days of residency (two 4-day residencies) Note that this program requires students to have a web cam for their first course of the program and for various assignments throughout the program. Please refer to our standard program technology requirements. This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. Courses SOCW 6000 Changing Lives, Changing Society: Introduction to Social Work SOCW 6101 Essential Skills for Social Work Practice SOCW 6200 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I Residency 1 –Completed before Field Education I SOCW 6051 Diversity, Human Rights, and Social Justice SOCW 6210 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II SOCW 6301 Social Work Practice Research I SOCW 6351 Social Policy, Welfare, and Change SOCW 6500 Social Work Field Education I SOCW 6510 Social Work Field Education II SOCW 6346 Child and Adolescent Counseling SOCW 6060 Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 6111 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice I SOCW 6090 Psychopathology for Social Work SOCW 6311 Social Work Practice Research II Residency 2- Completed before Field Education III SOCW 6121 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice II SOCW 6070 Supervision, Leadership, and Administration in Social Work Organizations SOCW 6361 Social Policy: Analysis and Advocacy SOCW 6520 Social Work Field Education III SOCW 6530 Social Work Field Education IV SOCW 6356 Theories and Techniques in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling SOCW 6362 Human Sexuality Highlights Walden’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) program is based upon 40 years of experience providing quality distance learning to working professionals in a wide variety of helping professions who want to advance their careers. Walden is the first fully online institution to offer an online MSW program. This program, features two 4-day in-person residencies* and customized case studies interwoven throughout the program that provide you with real-world experience and help prepare you for a career in social work. Four start times throughout the year provide maximum flexibility and convenience. You can choose to complete your degree on a time frame that works with your schedule. Choose from one of three degree pathways: A part-time track is available for students who need to make their program work with other life commitments. Students who choose this track have the option to take one or two courses per term. The two-year full-time track requires a more focused time commitment, but can allow you to earn your degree sooner. Students who choose this track have the option to take two or three courses per term. The Advanced Standing track is for students who already hold a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE-accredited institution and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Advanced Standing students begin their program with the advanced-level courses. As a student in Walden’s MSW program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn, thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. We provide our students—a diverse community of working professionals—with the opportunity to become more than just scholars; we give them the knowledge and skills to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the real world and make a difference in their lives and their communities. Discover some of the ways the Walden community is focused on making a greater difference. *The Advanced Standing track requires only one in-person residency. Learning Outcomes Graduates of Walden’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program will be prepared to: Develop a professional orientation and identity as a social worker. Apply legal and ethical standards in the administration of social work. Apply principles of advocacy that promote cultural understanding and positive social change in individuals, communities, and society. Utilize evidence-based research and critical thinking skills to inform practice in meeting the needs of diverse clientele. Synthesize and apply theories of human growth and development to develop culturally responsive social work practices. Apply knowledge and skills in the areas of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. [-]

Master of Social Work – Crisis and Trauma

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

For those who experience a large-scale crisis or trauma, the path to recovery can be difficult. The coursework in this elective cluster prepares you to assist individuals, families, and entire communities in the wake of a crisis or emergency such as a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or other traumatic event. The curriculum is designed to help you understand stress, coping, and adjustment difficulties, as... [+]

Master of Social Work – Crisis and Trauma For those who experience a large-scale crisis or trauma, the path to recovery can be difficult. The coursework in this elective cluster prepares you to assist individuals, families, and entire communities in the wake of a crisis or emergency such as a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or other traumatic event. The curriculum is designed to help you understand stress, coping, and adjustment difficulties, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. You will also have an opportunity to study disaster planning to prepare for future emergencies. Completion Requirements 97 total quarter credits Core courses (70 cr.) Elective courses (15 cr.) Field Experience (12 cr.) 8 days of residency (two 4-day residencies) Note that this program requires students to have a web cam for their first course of the program and for various assignments throughout the program. Please refer to our standard program technology requirements. This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses SOCW 6000 Changing Lives, Changing Society: Introduction to Social Work SOCW 6101 Essential Skills for Social Work Practice SOCW 6200 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I Residency 1 –Completed before Field Education I SOCW 6051 Diversity, Human Rights, and Social Justice SOCW 6210 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II SOCW 6301 Social Work Practice Research I SOCW 6351 Social Policy, Welfare, and Change SOCW 6500 Social Work Field Education I SOCW 6510 Social Work Field Education II SOCW 6145 Crisis Management SOCW 6060 Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 6111 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice I SOCW 6090 Psychopathology for Social Work SOCW 6311 Social Work Practice Research II Residency 2- Completed before Field Education III SOCW 6121 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice II SOCW 6070 Supervision, Leadership, and Administration in Social Work Organizations SOCW 6361 Social Policy: Analysis and Advocacy SOCW 6520 Social Work Field Education III SOCW 6530 Social Work Field Education IV SOCW 6333 Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue SOCW 6336 Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Response Highlights Walden’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) program is based upon 40 years of experience providing quality distance learning to working professionals in a wide variety of helping professions who want to advance their careers. Walden is the first fully online institution to offer an online MSW program. This program, features two 4-day in-person residencies* and customized case studies interwoven throughout the program that provide you with real-world experience and help prepare you for a career in social work. Four start times throughout the year provide maximum flexibility and convenience. You can choose to complete your degree on a time frame that works with your schedule. Choose from one of three degree pathways: A part-time track is available for students who need to make their program work with other life commitments. Students who choose this track have the option to take one or two courses per term. The two-year full-time track requires a more focused time commitment, but can allow you to earn your degree sooner. Students who choose this track have the option to take two or three courses per term. The Advanced Standing track is for students who already hold a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE-accredited institution and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Advanced Standing students begin their program with the advanced-level courses. As a student in Walden’s MSW program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn, thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. We provide our students—a diverse community of working professionals—with the opportunity to become more than just scholars; we give them the knowledge and skills to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the real world and make a difference in their lives and their communities. Discover some of the ways the Walden community is focused on making a greater difference. *The Advanced Standing track requires only one in-person residency. Learning Outcomes Graduates of Walden’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program will be prepared to: Develop a professional orientation and identity as a social worker. Apply legal and ethical standards in the administration of social work. Apply principles of advocacy that promote cultural understanding and positive social change in individuals, communities, and society. Utilize evidence-based research and critical thinking skills to inform practice in meeting the needs of diverse clientele. Synthesize and apply theories of human growth and development to develop culturally responsive social work practices. Apply knowledge and skills in the areas of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. [-]

Master of Social Work – Forensic Populations and Settings

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Criminal defendants, divorcing couples, families dealing with custody issues, and victims of spousal or child abuse face a unique set of challenges as they navigate the legal system. If your career goals involve clinical social work in settings such as family courts, drug courts, prisons, juvenile courts, or similar agencies, this elective cluster can help you build the necessary skills. You will have the... [+]

Master of Social Work – Forensic Populations and Settings Criminal defendants, divorcing couples, families dealing with custody issues, and victims of spousal or child abuse face a unique set of challenges as they navigate the legal system. If your career goals involve clinical social work in settings such as family courts, drug courts, prisons, juvenile courts, or similar agencies, this elective cluster can help you build the necessary skills. You will have the opportunity to study criminal behavior and the treatment of forensic populations. With this knowledge, you can focus your social work practice on helping populations whose lives are affected by the law and legal institutions. Completion Requirements 97 total quarter credits Core courses (70 cr.) Elective courses (15 cr.) Field Experience (12 cr.) 8 days of residency (two 4-day residencies) Note that this program requires students to have a web cam for their first course of the program and for various assignments throughout the program. Please refer to our standard program technology requirements. This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses SOCW 6000 Changing Lives, Changing Society: Introduction to Social Work SOCW 6101 Essential Skills for Social Work Practice SOCW 6200 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I Residency 1 –Completed before Field Education I SOCW 6051 Diversity, Human Rights, and Social Justice SOCW 6210 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II SOCW 6301 Social Work Practice Research I SOCW 6351 Social Policy, Welfare, and Change SOCW 6500 Social Work Field Education I SOCW 6510 Social Work Field Education II SOCW 6350 Forensic Applications in Community Settings SOCW 6060 Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 6111 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice I SOCW 6090 Psychopathology for Social Work SOCW 6311 Social Work Practice Research II Residency 2- Completed before Field Education III SOCW 6121 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice II SOCW 6070 Supervision, Leadership, and Administration in Social Work Organizations SOCW 6361 Social Policy: Analysis and Advocacy SOCW 6520 Social Work Field Education III SOCW 6530 Social Work Field Education IV SOCW 6511 Treatment of Forensic Populations SOCW 6135 Criminal Behavior Highlights Walden’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) program is based upon 40 years of experience providing quality distance learning to working professionals in a wide variety of helping professions who want to advance their careers. Walden is the first fully online institution to offer an online MSW program. This program, features two 4-day in-person residencies* and customized case studies interwoven throughout the program that provide you with real-world experience and help prepare you for a career in social work. Four start times throughout the year provide maximum flexibility and convenience. You can choose to complete your degree on a time frame that works with your schedule. Choose from one of three degree pathways: A part-time track is available for students who need to make their program work with other life commitments. Students who choose this track have the option to take one or two courses per term. The two-year full-time track requires a more focused time commitment, but can allow you to earn your degree sooner. Students who choose this track have the option to take two or three courses per term. The Advanced Standing track is for students who already hold a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE-accredited institution and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Advanced Standing students begin their program with the advanced-level courses. As a student in Walden’s MSW program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn, thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. We provide our students—a diverse community of working professionals—with the opportunity to become more than just scholars; we give them the knowledge and skills to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the real world and make a difference in their lives and their communities. Discover some of the ways the Walden community is focused on making a greater difference. *The Advanced Standing track requires only one in-person residency. Learning Outcomes Graduates of Walden’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program will be prepared to: Develop a professional orientation and identity as a social worker. Apply legal and ethical standards in the administration of social work. Apply principles of advocacy that promote cultural understanding and positive social change in individuals, communities, and society. Utilize evidence-based research and critical thinking skills to inform practice in meeting the needs of diverse clientele. Synthesize and apply theories of human growth and development to develop culturally responsive social work practices. Apply knowledge and skills in the areas of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. [-]

Master of Social Work – Medical Social Work

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

For individuals facing chronic illness, disability, or advanced age, the prospect of managing their own well-being can be daunting. This elective cluster prepares you to work within a hospital, nursing home, hospice, or similar setting to assist vulnerable populations and their families as they face the challenges associated with health issues. You will gain knowledge about the specific role of a medical... [+]

Master of Social Work – Medical Social Work For individuals facing chronic illness, disability, or advanced age, the prospect of managing their own well-being can be daunting. This elective cluster prepares you to work within a hospital, nursing home, hospice, or similar setting to assist vulnerable populations and their families as they face the challenges associated with health issues. You will gain knowledge about the specific role of a medical social worker, how to address the needs of clients and their families, and how to collaborate with other medical professionals as part of a care team. Completion Requirements 97 total quarter credits Core courses (70 cr.) Elective courses (15 cr.) Field Experience (12 cr.) 8 days of residency (two 4-day residencies) Note that this program requires students to have a web cam for their first course of the program and for various assignments throughout the program. Please refer to our standard program technology requirements. This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses SOCW 6000 Changing Lives, Changing Society: Introduction to Social Work SOCW 6101 Essential Skills for Social Work Practice SOCW 6200 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I Residency 1 – Completed before Field Education I SOCW 6051 Diversity, Human Rights, and Social Justice SOCW 6210 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II SOCW 6301 Social Work Practice Research I SOCW 6351 Social Policy, Welfare, and Change SOCW 6500 Social Work Field Education I SOCW 6510 Social Work Field Education II SOCW 6204 Medical Social Work I SOCW 6060 Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 6111 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice I SOCW 6090 Psychopathology for Social Work SOCW 6311 Social Work Practice Research II Residency 2 - Completed before Field Education III SOCW 6121 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice II SOCW 6070 Supervision, Leadership, and Administration in Social Work Organizations SOCW 6361 Social Policy: Analysis and Advocacy SOCW 6520 Social Work Field Education III SOCW 6530 Social Work Field Education IV SOCW 6205 Medical Social Work II SOCW 6743 Psychopharmacology and Biopsychosocial Considerations Highlights Walden’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) program is based upon 40 years of experience providing quality distance learning to working professionals in a wide variety of helping professions who want to advance their careers. Walden is the first fully online institution to offer an online MSW program. This program, features two 4-day in-person residencies* and customized case studies interwoven throughout the program that provide you with real-world experience and help prepare you for a career in social work. Four start times throughout the year provide maximum flexibility and convenience. You can choose to complete your degree on a time frame that works with your schedule. Choose from one of three degree pathways: A part-time track is available for students who need to make their program work with other life commitments. Students who choose this track have the option to take one or two courses per term. The two-year full-time track requires a more focused time commitment, but can allow you to earn your degree sooner. Students who choose this track have the option to take two or three courses per term. The Advanced Standing track is for students who already hold a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE-accredited institution and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Advanced Standing students begin their program with the advanced-level courses. As a student in Walden’s MSW program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn, thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. We provide our students—a diverse community of working professionals—with the opportunity to become more than just scholars; we give them the knowledge and skills to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the real world and make a difference in their lives and their communities. Discover some of the ways the Walden community is focused on making a greater difference. *The Advanced Standing track requires only one in-person residency. Learning Outcomes Graduates of Walden’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program will be prepared to: Develop a professional orientation and identity as a social worker. Apply legal and ethical standards in the administration of social work. Apply principles of advocacy that promote cultural understanding and positive social change in individuals, communities, and society. Utilize evidence-based research and critical thinking skills to inform practice in meeting the needs of diverse clientele. Synthesize and apply theories of human growth and development to develop culturally responsive social work practices. Apply knowledge and skills in the areas of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. [-]

Master of Social Work – Military

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Active military personnel and combat veterans face a variety of emotional challenges brought on by frequent relocations, separation from family, and experiences at war. In some instances, the strain of combat-related stress can lead to substance abuse, homelessness, or other social issues. The courses in this elective cluster help you develop an understanding of military culture and the short- and long-term... [+]

Master of Social Work – Military Families and Culture Active military personnel and combat veterans face a variety of emotional challenges brought on by frequent relocations, separation from family, and experiences at war. In some instances, the strain of combat-related stress can lead to substance abuse, homelessness, or other social issues. The courses in this elective cluster help you develop an understanding of military culture and the short- and long-term effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. You also will have an opportunity to explore how family members are affected by a loved one’s combat-related experiences. With this cluster, you can better prepare to address the various needs of armed forces personnel and veterans. Completion Requirements 97 total quarter credits Core courses (70 cr.) Elective courses (15 cr.) Field Experience (12 cr.) 8 days of residency (two 4-day residencies) Note that this program requires students to have a web cam for their first course of the program and for various assignments throughout the program. Please refer to our standard program technology requirements. This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336. Courses SOCW 6000 Changing Lives, Changing Society: Introduction to Social Work SOCW 6101 Essential Skills for Social Work Practice SOCW 6200 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I Residency 1 –Completed before Field Education I SOCW 6051 Diversity, Human Rights, and Social Justice SOCW 6210 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II SOCW 6301 Social Work Practice Research I SOCW 6351 Social Policy, Welfare, and Change SOCW 6500 Social Work Field Education I SOCW 6510 Social Work Field Education II SOCW 6400 Military Culture SOCW 6060 Social Work Theory and Practice SOCW 6111 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice I SOCW 6090 Psychopathology for Social Work SOCW 6311 Social Work Practice Research II Residency 2- Completed before Field Education III SOCW 6121 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice II SOCW 6070 Supervision, Leadership, and Administration in Social Work Organizations SOCW 6361 Social Policy: Analysis and Advocacy SOCW 6520 Social Work Field Education III SOCW 6530 Social Work Field Education IV SOCW 6401 Trauma, Crisis, and Stress with Military Personnel SOCW 6402 Working with Military Spouses, Families, and Children Highlights Walden’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) program is based upon 40 years of experience providing quality distance learning to working professionals in a wide variety of helping professions who want to advance their careers. Walden is the first fully online institution to offer an online MSW program. This program, features two 4-day in-person residencies* and customized case studies interwoven throughout the program that provide you with real-world experience and help prepare you for a career in social work. Four start times throughout the year provide maximum flexibility and convenience. You can choose to complete your degree on a time frame that works with your schedule. Choose from one of three degree pathways: A part-time track is available for students who need to make their program work with other life commitments. Students who choose this track have the option to take one or two courses per term. The two-year full-time track requires a more focused time commitment, but can allow you to earn your degree sooner. Students who choose this track have the option to take two or three courses per term. The Advanced Standing track is for students who already hold a Bachelor of Social Work from a CSWE-accredited institution and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Advanced Standing students begin their program with the advanced-level courses. As a student in Walden’s MSW program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn, thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. We provide our students—a diverse community of working professionals—with the opportunity to become more than just scholars; we give them the knowledge and skills to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the real world and make a difference in their lives and their communities. Discover some of the ways the Walden community is focused on making a greater difference. *The Advanced Standing track requires only one in-person residency. Learning Outcomes Graduates of Walden’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program will be prepared to: Develop a professional orientation and identity as a social worker. Apply legal and ethical standards in the administration of social work. Apply principles of advocacy that promote cultural understanding and positive social change in individuals, communities, and society. Utilize evidence-based research and critical thinking skills to inform practice in meeting the needs of diverse clientele. Synthesize and apply theories of human growth and development to develop culturally responsive social work practices. Apply knowledge and skills in the areas of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. [-]

MS Criminal Justice - Global Leadership

Campus Full time USA

Gain knowledge that can prepare you for a career in areas such as law enforcement, the justice system, corrections, homeland security, and social services through Walden’s B.S. in Criminal Justice. Examine theories and research that consider the nature, extent, and cause of crime in modern society. Gain an [+]

Gain knowledge that can prepare you for a career in areas such as law enforcement, the justice system, corrections, homeland security, and social services through Walden’s B.S. in Criminal Justice. Examine theories and research that consider the nature, extent, and cause of crime in modern society. Gain an understanding of national and international criminal justice practices and explore strategies for handling real-world situations through Walden’s virtual crime lab. Concentrations - Computer Information Systems and Security - Crime and Criminals - Criminal Justice Management and Administration - Homeland Security - Human Services for Criminal Justice [-]

MS Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Global Leadership

Campus Full time USA

Prepare to lead change in your organization and influence policymakers in your community. If you are a law enforcement or criminal justice professional, Walden University can help you gain the knowledge and [+]

Prepare to lead change in your organization and influence policymakers in your community. If you are a law enforcement or criminal justice professional, Walden University can help you gain the knowledge and experience to prepare for executive management roles in criminal justice or transition into a career in education or as a consultant. Walden’s M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management program blends criminal behavioral theory with studies in human services, technology, and homeland security to help broaden your management skills. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) - Global Leadership - Emergency Management - Homeland Security Policy - Homeland Security Policy and Coordination - Law and Public Policy - Policy Analysis - Public Management and Leadership - Self-Designed - Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace [-]

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M.S. in Criminal Justice - Emergency Management

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

Emergency response professionals face increasingly difficult issues in today’s world. People depend on these skilled leaders to make informed, intelligent choices under pressure. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Emergency Management Emergency response professionals face increasingly difficult issues in today’s world. People depend on these skilled leaders to make informed, intelligent choices under pressure. This specialization prepares you to build confident and capable teams and guide others during times of crisis. The coursework also addresses challenging ethical situations that emergency professionals may encounter. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6511 Special Populations CRJS 6217 Technological Solutions and 21st-Century Crime CRJS 6203 Victimology CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRSJ 6100 Critical Issues in Emergency Management CRSJ 6200 Risk Assessment, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation CRJS 6300 Disaster Response and Recovery Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. [-]

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Global Leadership

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

With a specialization in Global Leadership, you can gain skills and knowledge that are essential to operating effectively in regions seeking to develop and modernize. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Global Leadership With a specialization in Global Leadership, you can gain skills and knowledge that are essential to operating effectively in regions seeking to develop and modernize. Learn about the roles of strategic planning, management, and leadership in public and nonprofit entities and methods to facilitate timely and effective decision making in uncertain circumstances. Coursework in this specialization also examines how community problems are analyzed and the practices and interventions that can enhance sustainability. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6511 Special Populations CRJS 6217 Technological Solutions and 21st-Century Crime CRJS 6203 Victimology CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRSJ 6540 Management and Leadership in a Global Environment CRSJ 6541 Sustainable Development for Global Communities CRJS 6542 Transformative Change in a Global Environment Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. [-]

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Law and Public Policy

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

Today’s legal decisions directly influence the creation of public policy. This intricate relationship provides the basis for the specialization in Law and Public Policy. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Law and Public Policy Today’s legal decisions directly influence the creation of public policy. This intricate relationship provides the basis for the specialization in Law and Public Policy. Examine the vital legal knowledge available to public policy practitioners as you explore legal concepts, cases, and current trends in law and policy. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6511 Special Populations CRJS 6217 Technological Solutions and 21st-Century Crime CRJS 6203 Victimology CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRJS 6810 Fundamentals of Law and Public Policy CRJS 6811 Legal Research for Policy Practitioners CRJS 6812 Contemporary Cases and Issues in the Courts Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. [-]

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Policy Analysis

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

This specialization introduces the process by which policies are created, implemented, and evaluated within the context of the American democratic system. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Policy Analysis Policy shapes and informs the systems that keep government running. This specialization introduces the process by which policies are created, implemented, and evaluated within the context of the American democratic system. Develop analytical skills to determine the value and effectiveness of proposed policies and investigate the impact of plans on society. Examine strategies for building and assessing policy objectives. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6511 Special Populations CRJS 6217 Technological Solutions and 21st-Century Crime CRJS 6203 Victimology CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRJS 6280 Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions CRJS 6281 Program Evaluation CRJS 6282 Public Policy and Finance Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. [-]

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Public Management and Leadership

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

This specialization prepares you to develop strategies for managing unpredictable change in public organizations. You will discover how transformative change occurs in complex public systems. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Public Management and Leadership This specialization prepares you to develop strategies for managing unpredictable change in public organizations. You will discover how transformative change occurs in complex public systems and how language can influence and inspire organizational change. The coursework will help prepare you to lead, motivate, and inspire people within organizations. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6511 Special Populations CRJS 6217 Technological Solutions and 21st-Century Crime CRJS 6203 Victimology CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRJS 6390 Strategic Context of Public Management and Leadership CRJS 6391 Transformative Change in a Shared-Power World CRJS 6392 The Language of Leadership Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. [-]

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Self-Designed

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

The self-designed specialization allows you to create a unique learning program to deepen your understanding of criminal justice theories and issues. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Self-Designed Today’s criminal justice professionals benefit from a broad range of skills and experience. The self-designed specialization allows you to create a unique learning program to deepen your understanding of criminal justice theories and issues. This flexible program may include coursework in homeland security; policy analysis; or terrorism, mediation, and peace. You complete your studies by choosing any three specialization courses in the M.S. in Criminal Justice program. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Note: M.S. in Criminal Justice students must complete the Foundation course, nine required core courses, and three selected specialization courses to complete the Self-Designed specialization. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6511 Special Populations CRJS 6217 Technological Solutions and 21st-Century Crime CRJS 6203 Victimology CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRJS 6XXX Specialization course CRJS 6XXX Specialization course CRJS 6XXX Specialization course Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. [-]

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

The threat of terrorism demands constant vigilance and a concentrated effort on prevention. This specialization provides a foundation for understanding anti-terrorism legislation and its impact on public policies. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice - Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace The threat of terrorism demands constant vigilance and a concentrated effort on prevention. This specialization provides a foundation for understanding anti-terrorism legislation and its impact on public policies. Explore how terrorism policies are drafted and enforced and how ethical issues related to human rights are treated. The coursework will outline the roots of international and domestic terrorism and the political, social, and cultural motivations behind it. You will also explore the psychological effects of terrorism and trauma. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6511 Special Populations CRJS 6217 Technological Solutions and 21st-Century Crime CRJS 6203 Victimology CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRJS 6320 Public Policy Implications of Terrorism Legislation and Policies CRJS 6740 Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma CRJS 6741 Psychology of Terrorism Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. [-]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Emergency Management

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

The Emergency Management specialization provides the knowledge and associated critical-thinking skills that can help you develop effective emergency response strategies for addressing today’s public safety issues. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Emergency Management Whether the event is a natural disaster such as a hurricane or flood, or a manmade crisis such as a terrorist attack or hazardous materials spill, professionals capable of managing and responding to emergency situations are in greater demand. The Emergency Management specialization provides the knowledge and associated critical-thinking skills that can help you develop effective emergency response strategies for addressing today’s public safety issues. Explore the history, theories, and case studies associated with public safety, as well as tactics and techniques for managing emergency situations. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination CRJS 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector CRJS 6435 Human Resource Management CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRSJ 6100 Critical Issues in Emergency Management CRSJ 6200 Risk Assessment, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation CRSJ 6300 Disaster Response and Recovery Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. Evaluate the management philosophies used in managing human resources in criminal justice organizations. Discuss the leadership skills needed for working with diverse populations. [-]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Global Leadership

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

The Global Leadership specialization introduces you to leadership strategies applicable to operating in an international setting, particularly in global south regions or developing countries. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Global Leadership The Global Leadership specialization introduces you to leadership strategies applicable to operating in an international setting, particularly in global south regions or developing countries. Courses in this specialization examine strategic planning, management, and leadership in the context of public and nonprofit organizations as well as the nature and methods of effecting transformative change within complex systems and organizations. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination CRJS 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector CRJS 6435 Human Resource Management CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRSJ 6540J Management and Leadership in a Global Environment CRSJ 6541J Sustainable Development for Global Communities CRSJ 6542J Transformative Change in a Global Environment Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. Evaluate the management philosophies used in managing human resources in criminal justice organizations. Discuss the leadership skills needed for working with diverse populations. [-]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Law and Public Policy

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

Advance your academic and professional development with a stronger understanding of the legislative process, relevant legal issues, historic cases, and current trends. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Law and Public Policy Court decisions and the legislative process significantly affect public policy. Whether you plan to pursue a law degree or wish to develop a better appreciation for how the law affects your current career, the Law and Public Policy specialization provides a solid foundation in legal doctrine and concepts. Advance your academic and professional development with a stronger understanding of the legislative process, relevant legal issues, historic cases, and current trends. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination CRJS 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector CRJS 6435 Human Resource Management CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRJS 6810 Fundamentals of Law and Public Policy CRJS 6811 Legal Research for Policy Practitioners CRJS 6812 Contemporary Cases and Issues in the Courts Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. Evaluate the management philosophies used in managing human resources in criminal justice organizations. Discuss the leadership skills needed for working with diverse populations. [-]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Policy Analysis

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

The ability to analyze and evaluate public policies plays a critical role in ensuring that our nation’s criminal justice system is honest, fair, and effective. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Policy Analysis The ability to analyze and evaluate public policies plays a critical role in ensuring that our nation’s criminal justice system is honest, fair, and effective. The Policy Analysis specialization emphasizes the concepts and processes of policy research. Explore our democratic system’s public policy process and study assessment tools for evaluating a program’s success. Acquire the knowledge and insight that can help you work more collaboratively to influence and implement informed, strategic public policies. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination CRJS 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector CRJS 6435 Human Resource Management CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRJS 6280 Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions CRJS 6281 Program Evaluation CRJS 6282 Public Policy and Finance Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. Evaluate the management philosophies used in managing human resources in criminal justice organizations. Discuss the leadership skills needed for working with diverse populations. [-]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Public Management and Leadership

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

The Public Management and Leadership specialization addresses the role that leadership plays in the criminal justice system and explores the complex challenges leaders face in these agencies. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Public Management and Leadership All organizations—from correctional facilities to homeland security agencies—require effective and competent leadership to be successful. The Public Management and Leadership specialization addresses the role that leadership plays in the criminal justice system and explores the complex challenges leaders face in these agencies. Cultivate your leadership style and learn how to use the language of leadership to motivate, inspire, and competently lead your organization. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination CRJS 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector CRJS 6435 Human Resource Management CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRJS 6390 Strategic Context of Public Management and Leadership CRJS 6391 Transformative Change in a Shared-Power World CRJS 6392 The Language of Leadership Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. Evaluate the management philosophies used in managing human resources in criminal justice organizations. Discuss the leadership skills needed for working with diverse populations. [-]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Self-Designed

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

The Self-Designed specialization allows you to explore the topics that interest you most and design a program tailored to your personal and professional goals. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Self-Designed The M.S. of Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management program encompasses a diverse range of topics. The Self-Designed specialization allows you to explore the topics that interest you most and design a program tailored to your personal and professional goals. Choose any three courses from among the specializations offered in the program to complete your degree. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination CRJS 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector CRJS 6435 Human Resource Management CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRJS 6XXX Specialization course CRJS 6XXX Specialization course CRJS 6XXX Specialization course Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. Evaluate the management philosophies used in managing human resources in criminal justice organizations. Discuss the leadership skills needed for working with diverse populations. [-]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

The study of terrorism touches upon many disciplines, including politics and emergency preparedness, international relations, psychology, public safety, and religion. [+]

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management - Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace The study of terrorism touches upon many disciplines, including politics and emergency preparedness, international relations, psychology, public safety, and religion. The Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace specialization examines the roots of international and domestic terrorism and the various types of terrorist threats most likely to confront the United States. Explore topics that include catalysts and motivations for terrorist acts, the immediate and long-term implications of antiterrorist legislation and policies, and the role media and technology play in aiding or countering terrorist activities. Completion Requirements 61 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (45 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses CRJS 6000 Foundations of Graduate Study CRJS 6137 The Nature of Crime and Criminology CRJS 6215 Controversies in Criminal Justice CRJS 6420 Organizational Management and Leadership CRJS 6216 Criminal Justice Research CRJS 6405 Ethics and Social Justice CRJS 6465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination CRJS 6431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector CRJS 6435 Human Resource Management CRJS 6218 Applied Communications CRJS 6320 Public Policy Implications of Terrorism Legislation and Policies CRJS 6740 Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma CRJS 6741 Psychology of Terrorism Highlights As a student in Walden’s criminal justice program, you can choose when, where, and how you learn thanks to our online format and MobileLearn®. Through this education technology, you can listen to coursework on your MP3 player, access your classroom from your iPhone, download coursework to your laptop, and more. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives in criminal justice. Use research to evaluate factors related to crime and the impact of crime on criminal justice policies, practices, and procedures. Evaluate the impact of U.S. constitutional policy and procedures on the criminal justice system. Analyze the impact of the criminal justice process on victims and perpetrators. Synthesize principles from criminal justice theories, processes, and practices to promote social justice and positive social change. Compare the structural functions and interactions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system at the local, state, and federal level. Discuss how criminal justice laws and policies are adopted, implemented, and evaluated. Evaluate the management philosophies used in managing human resources in criminal justice organizations. Discuss the leadership skills needed for working with diverse populations. [-]

M.S. in Human Resource Management - Functional Human Resource Management

Online Full time Part time USA

Acquire the strategic, organizational, managerial, and analytical skills that motivate and drive today’s workplace. Whether you are just starting out or looking to advance to a higher executive role, Walden [+]

If you are ready to begin a career or broaden your functional skills in the field of human resource management, this specialization provides a solid foundation. Study ways to create an environment that nurtures productivity and growth. Discover how organizations can use training and development, effective compensation models, and employee recognition programs to improve individual performance. At the culmination of your program, you can complete a capstone course that reviews functional decision making in the human resource management environment. This specialization can help you prepare for entry-level and mid-level positions in: Employee recruitment, staffing, and workforce planning Training and educational program development Compensation, benefits, and rewards administration Employee relations or labor relations Safety, health, wellness, and security HR information systems (HRIS) HR metrics Completion Requirements 39 total semester credits Core courses (27 sem. cr.) Capstone (3 sem. cr.) Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) [-]

M.S. in Human Resource Management - Organizational Strategy

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

If you’re an experienced human resources professional preparing for a more senior-level position, this specialization can help you gain the tools and skills you need to contribute to your organization’s long-term strategy and success. Study ways to become involved in executive-level decision making and policy for human resource management... [+]

Master of Science in Human Resource Management - Organizational Strategy (M.S.) If you’re an experienced human resources professional preparing for a more senior-level position, this specialization can help you gain the tools and skills you need to contribute to your organization’s long-term strategy and success. Study ways to become involved in executive-level decision making and policy for human resource management. Explore how to deploy strategic and systems thinking capabilities to analyze issues in critical areas, such as succession planning and mergers and acquisitions. At the culmination of your program, you can complete a hands-on capstone course that examines strategic challenges faced by executives in human resource management. This specialization can help you prepare for senior management or executive level HR positions: Senior Specialist Management Talent acquisition Talent management Total Rewards Safety, health, wellness, and security HR information systems (HRIS) planning Labor contract negotiations Chief Human Resources Officer Mergers and acquisitions Organizational effectiveness Organizational design/development Long-range organizational strategy Completion Requirements 39 total semester credits Core courses (27 sem. cr.) Capstone (3 sem. cr.) Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. The program’s courses are delivered online in a prescribed sequence. Core Courses Foundations of Human Capital Development Talent Management Human Resource Metrics Performance Management Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Budgeting and Resource Allocation Strategic Human Resource Management Managing Business Partner Relationships Building Organizational Planning Through Succession Planning Capstone: Human Resource Planning in Action Specialization Courses Leadership in a Global Landscape Aligning Human Resources with Business Operations The Role of Human Resources in Mergers and Acquisitions Learning Outcomings Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Apply the theoretical and practical aspects of human resource management to formulate strategies that will enable organizations to achieve both operational and strategic goals related to the organization’s human capital. Deploy appropriate HRM metrics and other HRM analytics to make informed decisions that enhance the effectiveness of the recruitment, training, development, and retention of human resources and align the HRM strategy with the overall organizational strategy and purpose. Appraise and apply techniques in talent management that human resource professionals may use to facilitate effective position planning, talent selection, placement, compensation and rewards, as well as retention. Propose mediation or negotiation strategies that lead to positive, ethical outcomes and demonstrate scrupulous consideration of perceived points of conflict; differences in values, beliefs, and cultures; or divergence of goals. Assess opportunities to improve and sustain organizational performance through strategic thinking and management, the development of human capital, and the allocation of physical and financial resources. Exhibit the ability to make reasoned, ethical decisions based on professional standards and practices for ethical conduct, legal requirements, and regulatory guidelines in human resource management that are in the best interest of the individual, the organization, the environment, and society as a whole. Propose systematic, systemic, and sustainable solutions to complex business problems related to human capital and human resources needs and issues by applying critical-thinking and analytical skills. Career Options The need for human resource (HR) management professionals is on the rise. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the HR profession will grow 21% by 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. With Walden’s M.S. in Human Resource Management, you will be competitively positioned for a variety of opportunities in the field. Potential career options include: Compensation manager Benefits manager Human resource manager Training and development manager Organizational development manager Organizational development specialist Human resource specialist Labor relations specialist Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialist Training and development specialist Business teacher, postsecondary [-]

M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology - General Program

Online Full time Part time USA

Learn to create effective technology-based courses and instructional programs for a variety of environments, including higher education; community college education; corporate and nonprofit workforce [+]

MS in Instructional Design and Technology

Learn to create effective technology-based courses and instructional programs for a variety of environments, including higher education; community college education; corporate and nonprofit workforce development; and healthcare, military, and government education. Leverage Walden’s own cutting-edge learning technologies as you explore learning theory, instructional design processes, and effective strategies for engaging 21st-century learners. Learn how to support instruction in corporate training and educational settings through the use of various technology and multimedia tools and study the process of evaluating, creating, and managing training materials... [-]


M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology - Online Learning

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Higher education institutions, K–12 schools and corporate training all are discovering the value of online learning. With the<strong> Online Learning specialization</strong>, you will learn from a pioneer and experienced leader in online content development and instructional delivery. [+]

Although distance learning is not a new concept, using the Internet for delivering course content is growing. Higher education institutions, K–12 schools and corporate training all are discovering the value of online learning. With the Online Learning specialization, you will learn from a pioneer and experienced leader in online content development and instructional delivery. You’ll learn to produce and deliver courses or training modules using online 21st century delivery methods. You will gain effective strategies for engaging and teaching distance learners and the ability to assess student-learning outcomes in online environments. In this specialization, you will: - Learn effective methods for managing and delivering online instruction. - Apply up-to-date instructional strategies in combination with multimedia technologies and strategic course management tools. - Develop and implement assessment strategies in online education and training environments. - Review and analyze research and practical strategies for assessing student learning. - Embedded in this specialization is a certificate in Instructional Design that you earn after completing the fifth course. Earning this certificate demonstrates to potential employers the skills you have already gained and to your current employer just how far you have already progressed. Upon graduation, you can also earn an additional certificate in Training and Performance Improvement. Completion Requirements - 36 total semester credits - Core courses (27 sem. credits) - Specialization courses (6 sem. credits) - Capstone (3 sem. credits) - ePortfolio This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6105 Organizations, Innovation, and Change 3 - EDUC 6115 Learning Theories and Instruction 3 - EIDT 6100 Instructional Design 3 - EIDT 6110 Advanced Instructional Design 3 - EIDT 6120 Multimedia Design and Development 3 - EDUC 6125 Foundations of Research 3 - EDUC 6135 Distance Learning 3 - EDUC 6145 Project Management in Education and Training 3 - EIDT 6130 Program Evaluation 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EIDT 6510 Online Instructional Strategies 3 - EIDT 6511 Assessments in Online Environments 3 Capstone Course Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EIDT 6910 Capstone: Practical Application of Instructional Design 3 Technology Requirements In addition to Walden’s general technical requirements, this program requires the following: - Windows XP/Vista or Mac OS X There are also free, downloadable software programs that may be required in order to complete the course and program requirements. [-]

M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology - Training and Performance Improvement

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Become a powerful force in helping your organization thrive. This specialization focuses on managing and delivering training programs and on improving workplace performance through quality instruction. [+]

Become a powerful force in helping your organization thrive. This specialization focuses on managing and delivering training programs and on improving workplace performance through quality instruction. In this specialization, you will: - Learn essential skills for managing and delivering training systems and modules. - Explore technologies that support a variety of training in both traditional classroom and virtual environments. - Learn methods and techniques for identifying performance gaps, conducting needs assessments, and identifying solutions and evaluating their effectiveness. - Implement design changes to instructional materials and support systems based on your analysis. - Embedded in this specialization is a certificate in Instructional Design that you earn after completing the fifth course. Earning this certificate demonstrates to potential employers the skills you have already gained and to your current employer just how far you have already progressed. Upon graduation, you can also earn an additional certificate in Online Learning. Completion Requirements - 36 total semester credits - Core courses (27 sem. credits) - Specialization courses (6 sem. credits) - Capstone (3 sem. credits) - ePortfolio This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6105 Organizations, Innovation, and Change 3 - EDUC 6115 Learning Theories and Instruction 3 - EIDT 6100 Instructional Design 3 - EIDT 6110 Advanced Instructional Design 3 - EIDT 6120 Multimedia Design and Development 3 - EDUC 6125 Foundations of Research 3 - EDUC 6135 Distance Learning 3 - EDUC 6145 Project Management in Education and Training 3 - EIDT 6130 Program Evaluation 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EIDT 6500 Performance Improvement 3 - EIDT 6501 Training and Development 3 Capstone Course Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EIDT 6910 Capstone: Practical Application of Instructional Design 3 Technology Requirements In addition to Walden’s general technical requirements, this program requires the following: - Windows XP/Vista or Mac OS X There are also free, downloadable software programs that may be required in order to complete the course and program requirements. [-]

M.S. in Leadership - General Management

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Learn strategies to become a more effective leader so you can generate trust, empower others, and positively impact the future of your organization. Walden University’s M.S. in Leadership program [+]

M.S. in Leadership

Learn strategies to become a more effective leader so you can generate trust, empower others, and positively impact the future of your organization. Walden University’s M.S. in Leadership program offers a comprehensive approach to leadership that prepares you to meet the evolving challenges in the dynamic world of business and to cultivate your personal leadership philosophy. Through real-world lessons, you can strengthen your decision-making capabilities as an ethical leader in a global environment.

 

 

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M.S. in Leadership - Human Resources Leadership (M.S.)

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

The Human Resources Leadership specialization helps you acquire a deeper awareness of leadership styles and how they affect individuals and teams. Learn to lead high-functioning teams and counsel senior management on key personnel issues. Adopt a strategic view of human resource management programs and how they align with organizational goals. Explore issues involved with mergers and acquisitions, global management of... [+]

Master of Science in Leadership - Human Resources Leadership (M.S.) The Human Resources Leadership specialization helps you acquire a deeper awareness of leadership styles and how they affect individuals and teams. Learn to lead high-functioning teams and counsel senior management on key personnel issues. Adopt a strategic view of human resource management programs and how they align with organizational goals. Explore issues involved with mergers and acquisitions, global management of human resources, and high-performance systems. Completion Requirements 39 total semester credits Core courses (27 sem. cr.) Integrative capstone (3 sem. cr.) Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses The Character of Leadership Building Organizational Culture: Leaders as Architects Leading Vibrant and Diverse Teams Leadership in a Global Landscape Personal Leadership: Mentoring and Coaching Leadership in Action: Change Management and Conflict Resolution Framing and Analyzing Problems: Research Strategies for Leaders Developing and Communicating Solutions: Tools and Strategies for Leaders Taking the Long View: Systems Thinking and Tools for Sustainability Capstone in Leadership: The Social Impact Vision and Project Specialization Courses Strategic Human Resource Management Managing Business Partner Relationships Leading Strategic Initiatives for Growth and New Value Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Apply sound principles in the practice of innovative leadership in complex environments to achieve positive transformation of individuals and organizations. Apply appropriate research and analysis techniques to investigate complex situations in order to develop formal research-based solutions rooted in leadership concepts and practice. Demonstrate reasoned, ethical decision-making skills, recognizing the local and far-reaching implications and effects of complex decisions. Formulate strategies for organizational or community growth and success that promote accountability, sustainability, mutual respect, and diversity among constituents. Develop constructive approaches to change and innovation that manage risk, embrace ambiguity, and enable agility by responding and adapting to evolving circumstances. Evaluate their own values, strengths, and weaknesses in order to further develop their own leadership styles and improve their leadership effectiveness. Effectively and persuasively articulate challenges and opportunities facing leaders in the contemporary global setting, demonstrating an integrated, empirical perspective; an appreciation for the long term; and an understanding of changing expectations and roles of leaders. [-]

M.S. in Leadership - Leader Development (M.S.)

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

In this specialization, you can prepare to participate in complex decision-making environments. Broaden your mentoring and coaching capabilities, and communicate with others more effectively, and gain the skills and knowledge to assess risk, identify variables, and provide clarity in complex situations. Understand and apply effective mentoring skills, such as active listening, empowering, and using feedback to create dialogue and... [+]

Master of Science in Leadership - Leader Development (M.S.) In this specialization, you can prepare to participate in complex decision-making environments. Broaden your mentoring and coaching capabilities, and communicate with others more effectively, and gain the skills and knowledge to assess risk, identify variables, and provide clarity in complex situations. Understand and apply effective mentoring skills, such as active listening, empowering, and using feedback to create dialogue and understanding. The Leader Development specialization will also help you acquire the tools to create change in the face of resistance, including conflict resolution strategies. Completion Requirements 39 total semester credits Core courses (27 sem. cr.) Integrative capstone (3 sem. cr.) Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses The Character of Leadership Building Organizational Culture: Leaders as Architects Leading Vibrant and Diverse Teams Leadership in a Global Landscape Personal Leadership: Mentoring and Coaching Leadership in Action: Change Management and Conflict Resolution Framing and Analyzing Problems: Research Strategies for Leaders Developing and Communicating Solutions: Tools and Strategies for Leaders Taking the Long View: Systems Thinking and Tools for Sustainability Capstone in Leadership: The Social Impact Vision and Project Specialization Courses Building Organizational Capacity Through Succession Planning Building Human Capital Through Training and Development Toward Sustainable Futures: Leadership in Complex Crises-Driven Environments Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Apply sound principles in the practice of innovative leadership in complex environments to achieve positive transformation of individuals and organizations. Apply appropriate research and analysis techniques to investigate complex situations in order to develop formal research-based solutions rooted in leadership concepts and practice. Demonstrate reasoned, ethical decision-making skills, recognizing the local and far-reaching implications and effects of complex decisions. Formulate strategies for organizational or community growth and success that promote accountability, sustainability, mutual respect, and diversity among constituents. Develop constructive approaches to change and innovation that manage risk, embrace ambiguity, and enable agility by responding and adapting to evolving circumstances. Evaluate their own values, strengths, and weaknesses in order to further develop their own leadership styles and improve their leadership effectiveness. Effectively and persuasively articulate challenges and opportunities facing leaders in the contemporary global setting, demonstrating an integrated, empirical perspective; an appreciation for the long term; and an understanding of changing expectations and roles of leaders. [-]

M.S. in Leadership - Self-Designed (M.S.)

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

In the Self-Designed specialization, students can customize their studies by choosing 9 credits from any of the M.S. in Leadership specialization courses... [+]

Master of Science in Leadership - Self-Designed (M.S.) In the Self-Designed specialization, students can customize their studies by choosing 9 credits from any of the M.S. in Leadership specialization courses. Completion Requirements 39 total semester credits Core courses (27 sem. cr.) Integrative capstone (3 sem. cr.) Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses The Character of Leadership Building Organizational Culture: Leaders as Architects Leading Vibrant and Diverse Teams Leadership in a Global Landscape Personal Leadership: Mentoring and Coaching Leadership in Action: Change Management and Conflict Resolution Framing and Analyzing Problems: Research Strategies for Leaders Developing and Communicating Solutions: Tools and Strategies for Leaders Taking the Long View: Systems Thinking and Tools for Sustainability Capstone in Leadership: The Social Impact Vision and Project Specialization Courses Choose three of the following courses based on your professional goals: Building Organizational Capacity Through Succession Planning Building Human Capital Through Training and Development Toward Sustainable Futures: Leadership in Complex Crises-Driven Environments Strategic Human Resource Management Managing Business Partner Relationships Leading Strategic Initiatives for Growth and New Value Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Apply sound principles in the practice of innovative leadership in complex environments to achieve positive transformation of individuals and organizations. Apply appropriate research and analysis techniques to investigate complex situations in order to develop formal research-based solutions rooted in leadership concepts and practice. Demonstrate reasoned, ethical decision-making skills, recognizing the local and far-reaching implications and effects of complex decisions. Formulate strategies for organizational or community growth and success that promote accountability, sustainability, mutual respect, and diversity among constituents. Develop constructive approaches to change and innovation that manage risk, embrace ambiguity, and enable agility by responding and adapting to evolving circumstances. Evaluate their own values, strengths, and weaknesses in order to further develop their own leadership styles and improve their leadership effectiveness. Effectively and persuasively articulate challenges and opportunities facing leaders in the contemporary global setting, demonstrating an integrated, empirical perspective; an appreciation for the long term; and an understanding of changing expectations and roles of leaders. [-]

M.S. in Management - Communication

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Become a skilled communicator with the power to influence the outcome of critical business or management decisions with the Communication specialization. In this specialization, you can gain the skills needed to convey information effectively to internal and external stakeholders, learn how to select appropriate communication strategies, and master the art of creating compelling messages in both the written and spoken word. [+]

Become a skilled communicator with the power to influence the outcome of critical business or management decisions with the Communication specialization. In this specialization, you can gain the skills needed to convey information effectively to internal and external stakeholders, learn how to select appropriate communication strategies, and master the art of creating compelling messages in both the written and spoken word. Coursework explores the communication channels of today as well as how to tailor messages for various channels and audience needs. You will also examine the manager’s role in ensuring that organizational communications are accurate and impactful. Completion Requirements - 39 total semester credits - Core courses (27 sem. cr.) - Capstone Course (3 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses and Capstone Course The program’s courses are delivered online in a prescribed sequence. Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - MGMT 6100 Managing and Leading: A Contemporary Approach 3 - MGMT 6110 Critical Thinking for Effective Management 3 - MGMT 6120 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 - MGMT 6130 Developing People and Managing Teams 3 - MGMT 6140 Initiating and Managing Change 3 - MGMT 6150 Creating Sustainable Solutions Through Systems Thinking 3 - MGMT 6160 Using Data and Information to Solve Problems 3 - MGMT 6170 Budgeting and Resource Allocation 3 - MGMT 6180 Managing Organizational Performance 3 - MGMT 6900 Capstone: Practicing Managerial Decision-Making 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - MGMT 6691 Message Design, Audience, and Evaluation 3 - MGMT 6693 Interpersonal Communication 3 - MGMT 6697 Creative Strategy and Execution: From Brief to Presentation [-]

M.S. in Management - Human Resource Management

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Discover the strategic role of human resources in helping organizations gain competitive advantage. Learn to formulate policies and programs that support high performance through training, empowerment, and job design. [+]

Discover the strategic role of human resources in helping organizations gain competitive advantage. Learn to formulate policies and programs that support high performance through training, empowerment, and job design. Explore how economic, social, psychological, legal, and cultural forces influence employment relations. Gain expertise in areas related to recruitment and selection, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits, and job design. Completion Requirements - 39 total semester credits - Core courses (27 sem. cr.) - Capstone (3 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses and Capstone The program’s courses are delivered online in a prescribed sequence. Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - MGMT 6100 Managing and Leading: A Contemporary Approach 3 - MGMT 6110 Critical Thinking for Effective Management 3 - MGMT 6120 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 - MGMT 6130 Developing People and Managing Teams 3 - MGMT 6140 Initiating and Managing Change 3 - MGMT 6150 Creating Sustainable Solutions Through Systems Thinking 3 - MGMT 6160 Using Data and Information to Solve Problems 3 - MGMT 6170 Budgeting and Resource Allocation 3 - MGMT 6180 Managing Organizational Performance 3 - MGMT 6900 Capstone: Practicing Managerial Decision-Making 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - MGMT 6612 Talent Management 3 - MGMT 6613 Human Resource Metrics 3 - MGMT 6617 Performance Management 3 [-]

M.S. in Management - Managers as Leaders

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Explore the qualities shared by strong leaders and review current perspectives on the importance of leadership in organizations. Evaluate your own leadership style and recognize your potential to inspire others and influence the success of your organization. [+]

Explore the qualities shared by strong leaders and review current perspectives on the importance of leadership in organizations. Evaluate your own leadership style and recognize your potential to inspire others and influence the success of your organization. Learn to apply effective mentoring skills such as active listening, teaching, empowering others, and enabling them to effect change. Plus, discover how to use feedback to create interactive dialogue and deeper understanding of individual and group behavior. Completion Requirements - 39 total semester credits - Core courses (27 sem. cr.) - Capstone (3 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses and Capstone The program’s courses are delivered online in a prescribed sequence. Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - MGMT 6100 Managing and Leading: A Contemporary Approach 3 - MGMT 6110 Critical Thinking for Effective Management 3 - MGMT 6120 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 - MGMT 6130 Developing People and Managing Teams 3 - MGMT 6140 Initiating and Managing Change 3 - MGMT 6150 Creating Sustainable Solutions Through Systems Thinking 3 - MGMT 6160 Using Data and Information to Solve Problems 3 - MGMT 6170 Budgeting and Resource Allocation 3 - MGMT 6180 Managing Organizational Performance 3 - MGMT 6900 Capstone: Practicing Managerial Decision-Making 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - MGMT 6640 Leadership in a Global Landscape 3 - MGMT 6621 Personal Leadership: Mentoring and Coaching 3 - MGMT 6637 Leadership in Action: Change Management and Conflict Resolution 3 [-]

M.S. in Management - Project Management

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Learn to manage a range of projects and avoid the typical pitfalls of missed deadlines and mismanaged resources. Explore current theories and research and put your project management skills to work in real-world exercises. [+]

Learn to manage a range of projects and avoid the typical pitfalls of missed deadlines and mismanaged resources. Explore current theories and research and put your project management skills to work in real-world exercises. Enhance your understanding of project life cycle management, project team building, risk management, and quality control and gain experience using project management software to schedule and budget projects. Walden has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. As a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), Walden has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria. Completion Requirements - 39 total semester credits - Core courses (27 sem. cr.) - Capstone (3 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses and Capstone The program’s courses are delivered online in a prescribed sequence. Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - MGMT 6100 Managing and Leading: A Contemporary Approach 3 - MGMT 6110 Critical Thinking for Effective Management 3 - MGMT 6120 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 - MGMT 6130 Developing People and Managing Teams 3 - MGMT 6140 Initiating and Managing Change 3 - MGMT 6150 Creating Sustainable Solutions Through Systems Thinking 3 - MGMT 6160 Using Data and Information to Solve Problems 3 - MGMT 6170 Budgeting and Resource Allocation 3 - MGMT 6180 Managing Organizational Performance 3 - MGMT 6900 Capstone: Practicing Managerial Decision-Making 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - MGMT 6622 Practices in Project Management 3 - MGMT 6623 Enterprise and Project Risk Management 3 - MGMT 6627 Stakeholder Management and Organizational Behavior 3 PMI is a registered trademark and service mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. [-]

M.S. in Management - Strategy and Operations

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Gain an understanding of the concepts of organic growth and value innovation. Use your decision-making and critical-thinking skills to develop and implement effective strategies that can create growth and value. [+]

Strategy and Operations Gain an understanding of the concepts of organic growth and value innovation. Use your decision-making and critical-thinking skills to develop and implement effective strategies that can create growth and value. Explore how to improve work processes such as supply chain management, quality improvement, innovation, and forecasting in a global environment. Completion Requirements - 39 total semester credits - Core courses (27 sem. cr.) - Capstone (3 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses and Capstone The program’s courses are delivered online in a prescribed sequence. Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - MGMT 6100 Managing and Leading: A Contemporary Approach 3 - MGMT 6110 Critical Thinking for Effective Management 3 - MGMT 6120 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 - MGMT 6130 Developing People and Managing Teams 3 - MGMT 6140 Initiating and Managing Change 3 - MGMT 6150 Creating Sustainable Solutions Through Systems Thinking 3 - MGMT 6160 Using Data and Information to Solve Problems 3 - MGMT 6170 Budgeting and Resource Allocation 3 - MGMT 6180 Managing Organizational Performance 3 - MGMT 6900 Capstone: Practicing Managerial Decision-Making 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - MGMT 6610 Leading Strategic Initiatives for Growth and New Value 3 - MGMT 6611 Business Operations: Systems Perspectives in Global Organizations 3 - WMBA 6677 Competing in the Global Economy 3 [-]

M.S. in Marketing - General

Online Full time October 2016 USA Minneapolis

Would you like to gain digital marketing skills and strategies while acquiring a deeper understanding of marketing fundamentals? As a student in Walden’s M.S. in Marketing program [+]

Would you like to gain digital marketing skills and strategies while acquiring a deeper understanding of marketing fundamentals? As a student in Walden’s M.S. in Marketing program, you will explore: - Traditional and cutting-edge marketing topics, from brand differentiation to digital media strategy. - The importance of customer understanding and relationship marketing in customer retention and the roles of persuasion and storytelling in developing content. - The process of analyzing marketing metrics as a way to inform strategic decision making. In this online marketing master’s degree program, you will also have the opportunity to synthesize your knowledge by developing a strategic marketing plan for a real or fictional business. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Adult Learning - Developmental Education

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Examine effective strategies for intake and placement, advising, teaching, and assessment in developmental education programs for adults. Investigate best practices in curriculum design and the use of technology to support retention of adult learners. [+]

Educators with the knowledge and understanding to help students with special learning needs are the key to an effective developmental education program. Explore theory, political and economic issues, and research in the field. Examine effective strategies for intake and placement, advising, teaching, and assessment in developmental education programs for adults. Investigate best practices in curriculum design and the use of technology to support retention of adult learners. Completion Requirements - 33 total semester credits - Core courses (24 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.) - Capstone course (3 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6170 Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning 3 - EDUC 6171 Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning 3 - EDUC 6172 Cultural Diversity and Motivation 3 - EDUC 6173 Building Research Competencies in Adult Education 3 - EDUC 6174 Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching Practices 3 - EDUC 6175 Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning 3 - EDUC 6176 Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process 3 - EDUC 6177 Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6181 Developmental Education: Theory and Practice 3 - EDUC 6182 Strategies for Success in Developmental Education 3 Capstone Course Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6190 Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning 3 [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Adult Learning - Online Teaching

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Explore how to design and deliver effective online courses and programs. Learn to integrate online teaching strategies with course management and multimedia tools. Develop assessment strategies to measure adult learning outcomes in online environments. [+]

Online learning is an important component of the adult education landscape in both traditional and nontraditional settings. Explore how to design and deliver effective online courses and programs. Learn to integrate online teaching strategies with course management and multimedia tools. Develop assessment strategies to measure adult learning outcomes in online environments. Leverage Walden’s 40-plus years of experience in distance learning as you incorporate the latest technologies to support adults with diverse learning styles. Completion Requirements - 33 total semester credit hours - Core courses (24 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.) - Capstone course (3 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - EDUC 6170 Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning 3 - EDUC 6171 Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning 3 - EDUC 6172 Cultural Diversity and Motivation 3 - EDUC 6173 Building Research Competencies in Adult Education 3 - EDUC 6174 Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching Practices 3 - EDUC 6175 Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning 3 - EDUC 6176 Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process 3 - EDUC 6177 Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - EDUC 6179 Online Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners 3 - EDUC 6180 Assessments in Online Environments for Adult Learners 3 Capstone Course Course Code Course Title Credits - EDUC 6190 Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Adult Learning - Teaching Adults English as Second Language

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Explore essential theories and concepts of second language acquisition. Examine basic principles and best practices in the field as you prepare to plan lessons, design assessments, and conduct evaluations for adult learners. [+]

Gain the tools and strategies you need to help meet the growing demand for English language instructors. Explore essential theories and concepts of second language acquisition. Examine basic principles and best practices in the field as you prepare to plan lessons, design assessments, and conduct evaluations for adult learners. This specialization will help you create effective environments for adults learning English as a second language. Completion Requirements - 36 total semester credit hours - Core courses (24 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) - Capstone course (3 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - EDUC 6170 Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning 3 - EDUC 6171 Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning 3 - EDUC 6172 Cultural Diversity and Motivation 3 - EDUC 6173 Building Research Competencies in Adult Education 3 - EDUC 6174 Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching Practices 3 - EDUC 6175 Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning 3 - EDUC 6176 Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process 3 - EDUC 6177 Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - EDUC 6185 Fundamentals of Teaching Adults English as a Second Language 3 - EDUC 6186 Methods of Teaching Adults English as a Second Language 3 - EDUC 6187 Planning, Assessment, and Evaluation for Teaching Adults English as a Second Language 3 Capstone Course Course Code Course Title Credits - EDUC 6190 Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning 3 [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Adult Learning - Training & Performance Improvement

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Adult students learn in a variety of environments beyond the traditional classroom, including the corporate setting. This specialization can prepare you to manage and deliver training programs that can help adults improve their workplace performance. [+]

Adult students learn in a variety of environments beyond the traditional classroom, including the corporate setting. This specialization can prepare you to manage and deliver training programs that can help adults improve their workplace performance. Support the growth and development of the workforce through the design of quality instructional materials and systems that meet the needs and goals of an organization. Explore technologies that assist in planning, presenting, and managing instructor-led and self-directed courses. Completion Requirements - 36 total semester credit hours - Core courses (27 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.) - Capstone course (3 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - EDUC 6170 Dynamics of Adult Teaching and Learning 3 - EDUC 6171 Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning 3 - EDUC 6172 Cultural Diversity and Motivation 3 - EDUC 6173 Building Research Competencies in Adult Education 3 - EDUC 6174 Developing a Repertoire of Effective Teaching Practices 3 - EDUC 6175 Planning, Assessing, and Improving Adult Learning 3 - EDUC 6176 Facilitating Collaboration and Group Process 3 - EDUC 6177 Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning 3 - EDUC 6178 Organizations, Systems, and Change 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Credits - EDUC 6183 Performance Improvement in the Workplace 3 - EDUC 6184 Training and Development Systems 3 Capstone Course Course Code Course Title Credits - EDUC 6190 Capstone: Practical Application in Adult Learning 3 [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology - Counseling

Online Full time Part time 27 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Gain insight into the various models of counseling including group; substance abuse; career; and couples, marriage, and family counseling, by pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Counseling. You will be prepared to work with diverse populations across a variety of settings and begin to develop a professional identity as you gain an understanding of the role of counseling in the wider field of... [+]

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology - Counseling (M.S.) Gain insight into the various models of counseling including group; substance abuse; career; and couples, marriage, and family counseling, by pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Counseling. You will be prepared to work with diverse populations across a variety of settings and begin to develop a professional identity as you gain an understanding of the role of counseling in the wider field of clinical psychology. Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared to apply for licensure as a professional counselor or for limited practice in psychology in some states. The M.S. in Clinical Psychology program with a specialization in Counseling also offers an excellent foundation for further psychological doctoral study, which is generally required for licensure as a clinical psychologist. Completion Requirements 91–94 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (54 cr.) Specialization courses (20 cr.) Elective courses (10 cr.) Practicum (6-9 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology Lifespan Development Psychopathology From a Clinical Perspective Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice Interventions I Research Theory, Design, and Methods Psychological Assessment Interventions II Culture and Psychology Group Process and Dynamics Master’s Practicum I Social Psychology Master’s Practicum II Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Substance Abuse Counseling Career Counseling Introduction to Mental Health Counseling Elective Elective Courses Choose two elective courses from any other graduate program in the School of Psychology. Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe the foundations of psychology. Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations in clinical settings. Interpret psychological theory and research. Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective. Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change. Use a framework of evidence-based practice to develop constructive working relationships with clients, supervisors, instructors, and colleagues. Demonstrate an appropriate and professional demeanor with clients, supervisors, instructors, and colleagues. Utilize critical thinking and apply relevant ethical codes (e.g., APA, ACA) to decision making with diverse populations in a variety of settings. Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing empirically supported models of counseling/therapy (including group; substance abuse; and couples, marriage, and family counseling as well as career counseling) with diverse populations. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology - General

Online Full time Part time USA

This program can prepare you to pursue your doctoral studies or professional roles in various environments through learning strategies for promoting psychological health for individuals, communities, and organizations [+]

M.S. in Clinical Psychology

Explore the intricacies of human behavior with Walden’s M.S. in Clinical Psychology General Program. This program can prepare you to pursue your doctoral studies or professional roles in various environments. Learn strategies for promoting psychological health for individuals, communities, and organizations. This program offers a Counseling specialization through which you can explore various models of counseling, including group, marriage and family, and substance abuse.

 

 

Specialization (in addition to the General Program)

•         CounselingWalden’s M.S. in Clinical Psychology Counseling specialization is designed to deepen your understanding of various counseling models, such as family, group, marriage, and couples. Get the skills and insights you need to apply for licensure as a professional counselor and work with diverse populations. ... [-]


Master of Science (M.S.) in Early Childhood Studies - Early Childhood Public Policy and Advocacy

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Examine the complexities of the infrastructure of the early childhood field from local, state, national, and international perspectives. Analyze how policies are formed, the relationship of policies to politics, and the ways funds are allocated. Study grant writing, family and political advocacy, and research practices as you learn about effective communication plans, public policies, and advocacy initiatives. [+]

Examine the complexities of the infrastructure of the early childhood field from local, state, national, and international perspectives. Analyze how policies are formed, the relationship of policies to politics, and the ways funds are allocated. Study grant writing, family and political advocacy, and research practices as you learn about effective communication plans, public policies, and advocacy initiatives. Completion Requirements - 30 total semester credits - Core courses (21 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.) - Capstone Seminar (Capstone (3 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. The program’s courses are delivered online in a prescribed sequence. Core Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6005 Foundations: Early Childhood Studies 3 - EDUC 6160 Early Childhood Development 3 - EDUC 6161 Effective Programs and Practices 3 - EDUC 6162 Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field 3 - EDUC 6163 Building Research Competencies 3 - EDUC 6164 Perspectives on Diversity and Equity 3 - EDUC 6165 Communicating and Collaborating in the Early Childhood Field 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6765 Early Childhood Systems 3 - EDUC 6766 Tools for Policymakers and Advocates 3 - EDUC 6990 Capstone: Practical Application in the Early Childhood Field 3 [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Early Childhood Studies - Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Explore the major theories of adult learning and motivation to prepare you for your role as a higher education faculty member, community trainer, technical assistance provider, parent educator, mentor, professional development facilitator, or child development trainer. [+]

Explore the major theories of adult learning and motivation to prepare you for your role as a higher education faculty member, community trainer, technical assistance provider, parent educator, mentor, professional development facilitator, or child development trainer. Explore how to plan learning experiences, assess and modify instruction, and incorporate technology into instruction geared to adult learners. Completion Requirements - 30 total semester credits - Core courses (21 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.) - Capstone Seminar (Capstone (3 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6005 Foundations: Early Childhood Studies 3 - EDUC 6160 Early Childhood Development 3 - EDUC 6161 Effective Programs and Practices 3 - EDUC 6162 Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field 3 - EDUC 6163 Building Research Competencies 3 - EDUC 6164 Perspectives on Diversity and Equity 3 - EDUC 6165 Communicating and Collaborating in the Early Childhood Field 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6360 How Adults Learn 3 - EDUC 6361 Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners 3 - EDUC 6990 Capstone: Practical Application in the Early Childhood Field 3 [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Early Childhood Studies - Teaching and Diversity in Early Childhood Education

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Deepen your understanding of the ways diversity affects development and learning in early childhood. Study specific special needs as well as the impact of living in poverty and the effects of stress, violence, and trauma. [+]

Deepen your understanding of the ways diversity affects development and learning in early childhood. Study specific special needs as well as the impact of living in poverty and the effects of stress, violence, and trauma. Learn practical strategies and tools required to work with and teach young children including ways to plan curriculum, create caring and respectful environments, and improve developmental and learning outcomes for every child. Completion Requirements - 30 total semester credits - Core courses (21 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.) - Capstone Seminar (Capstone (3 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6005 Foundations: Early Childhood Studies 3 - EDUC 6160 Early Childhood Development 3 - EDUC 6161 Effective Programs and Practices 3 - EDUC 6162 Issues and Trends in the Early Childhood Field 3 - EDUC 6163 Building Research Competencies 3 - EDUC 6164 Perspectives on Diversity and Equity 3 - EDUC 6165 Communicating and Collaborating in the Early Childhood Field 3 Specialization Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6357 Diversity, Development, and Learning 3 - EDUC 6358 Strategies for Working with Diverse Children 3 - EDUC 6990 Capstone: Practical Application in the Early Childhood Field 3 [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Education - Educational Leadership and Administration (International Non-Licensure)

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Designed for international educators living outside the U.S.*, Walden’s online <strong>M.S. in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration (International Non-Licensure)</strong> equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to meet the challenges of today’s international educational community. [+]

Designed for international educators living outside the U.S.*, Walden’s online M.S. in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration (International Non-Licensure) equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to meet the challenges of today’s international educational community. Discover how to lead curriculum initiatives and improve instructional effectiveness as you develop an individual learning plan that will help you set your goals as a school administrator. Aligned with the standards of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and grounded in current research and best practices, this unique program’s curriculum explores topics such as budget and personnel allocation, leading curriculum initiatives, serving diverse student populations, and using media for effective communication. This specialization is designed to train you to: - Create a shared strategic vision within the school community. - Recruit, hire, and inspire school personnel committed to improving student achievement. - Lead curriculum, assessment, and community-building initiatives to improve student outcomes and the learning environment. - Manage the complex educational, financial, human resource, and legal issues critical to effective school management. Completion Requirements - 30 total semester credits - ePortfolio This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6002 Foundations: Educational Leadership and Administration 3 - EDUC 6200 Teaching and Learning for School Leaders 3 - EDUC 6201 Communication and Collaboration for Leaders 3 - EDUC 6202 Ensuring Quality Education for Students With Diverse Needs 3 - EDUC 6203 Policy and Law in School Organizations 3 - EDUC 6204 Using Data to Strengthen Schools 3 - EDUC 6205 Budgeting and Allocating Resources 3 - EDUC 6206 Creating Positive, Safe, and Effective Learning Environments 3 - EDUC 6207 Leading Curriculum Initiatives: Literacy and Math 3 - EDUC 6208 Recruiting, Evaluating, and Retaining School Personnel 3 *U.S. citizens living abroad may qualify for our principal licensure program. Some restrictions apply. Contact an enrollment advisor for more information and to see if you qualify. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Emergency Management - Criminal Justice (M.S.)

Online Full time Part time 18 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Whether it’s an act of terrorism or an act of nature, officials need to know how to respond in any emergency. This includes the ability to mitigate threats, establish control, and prosecute offenders. The Criminal Justice specialization can help prepare you to ethically and effectively respond to emergency situations. You’ll explore the technology and communication you need for disaster planning and then discover how they relate to criminal... [+]

Master of Science in Emergency Management - Criminal Justice (M.S.) Whether it’s an act of terrorism or an act of nature, officials need to know how to respond in any emergency. This includes the ability to mitigate threats, establish control, and prosecute offenders. The Criminal Justice specialization can help prepare you to ethically and effectively respond to emergency situations. You’ll explore the technology and communication you need for disaster planning and then discover how they relate to criminal activity. Completion Requirements 51 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (30 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Capstone Seminar (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study Public Safety Issues Critical Issues in Emergency Management Managing Public Safety Organizations Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Risk Assessment, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation Disaster Response and Recovery The Nature of Crime and Criminology Controversies in Criminal Justice Technological Solutions and 21st –Century Crime Capstone Seminar Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Apply the theoretical underpinnings of emergency management to practice. Apply different research methodological approaches to theoretical and practical issues in emergency management. Interpret and analyze research data results related to emergency management. Critically analyze the emergency management cycle (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery) as applied to urban and rural settings. Demonstrate competency in assessing risk susceptibility, resilience, resistance, and vulnerability among communities and organizations. Critically evaluate the role and purpose of response and recovery in emergency planning and policy development and implications for social change. Demonstrate advanced management skills specific to the needs of emergency management. Career Opportunities With the effects of 9/11 still impacting both the public and private sectors, the spending on emergency management and need for field specialists has become increasingly important. A U.S. News & World Report article calls the role of emergency management specialist one of the 50 best jobs of 2011 and anticipates an increased need for this type of specialist over the next decade. Further, the article also states that the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment in the emergency management field to grow by 2,800, or 22%, between 2008 and 2018. Walden’s M.S. in Emergency Management program can help prepare you for a broad range of leadership positions within government agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as other public and private sectors of society, including health, public works, transportation, and community services. Potential career options in emergency management include: Public safety Emergency response Disaster risk reduction Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Department of Homeland Security Fire services Law enforcement Community emergency response First response teams [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Emergency Management - General

Online Full time Part time USA

From collaborating with first responders to influencing public policy and protecting neighborhoods from disasters, few professions require the depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, and ability of emergency [+]

M.S. in Emergency Management

From collaborating with first responders to influencing public policy and protecting neighborhoods from disasters, few professions require the depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, and ability of emergency managers. The M.S. in Emergency Management program offers the advanced training and leadership skills necessary to lead emergency response efforts and develop disaster prevention and response plans. The program offers four specializations and an opportunity to prepare you to earn certificates from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute.

 

 

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

 

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Master of Science (M.S.) in Emergency Management - Homeland Security (M.S.)

Online Full time Part time 18 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Protecting the nation from attacks means more than securing its borders and transportation systems. Homeland security involves the management of both private and public sectors in their preparation and response to threats. The Homeland Security specialization explores the role of government and nongovernment agencies in providing protection and response during critical incidents. You will evaluate current policies and strategies as they... [+]

Master of Science in Emergency Management - Homeland Security (M.S.) Protecting the nation from attacks means more than securing its borders and transportation systems. Homeland security involves the management of both private and public sectors in their preparation and response to threats. The Homeland Security specialization explores the role of government and nongovernment agencies in providing protection and response during critical incidents. You will evaluate current policies and strategies as they relate to issues such as communication, technology, and terrorism. Completion Requirements 51 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (30 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Capstone Seminar (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study Public Safety Issues Critical Issues in Emergency Management Managing Public Safety Organizations Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Risk Assessment, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation Disaster Response and Recovery Current Issues in Homeland Security Critical Incident Leadership and Planning Terrorism: A Systematic Approach for Emergency Preparedness Capstone Seminar Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Apply the theoretical underpinnings of emergency management to practice. Apply different research methodological approaches to theoretical and practical issues in emergency management. Interpret and analyze research data results related to emergency management. Critically analyze the emergency management cycle (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery) as applied to urban and rural settings. Demonstrate competency in assessing risk susceptibility, resilience, resistance, and vulnerability among communities and organizations. Critically evaluate the role and purpose of response and recovery in emergency planning and policy development and implications for social change. Demonstrate advanced management skills specific to the needs of emergency management. Career Opportunities With the effects of 9/11 still impacting both the public and private sectors, the spending on emergency management and need for field specialists has become increasingly important. A U.S. News & World Report article calls the role of emergency management specialist one of the 50 best jobs of 2011 and anticipates an increased need for this type of specialist over the next decade. Further, the article also states that the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment in the emergency management field to grow by 2,800, or 22%, between 2008 and 2018. Walden’s M.S. in Emergency Management program can help prepare you for a broad range of leadership positions within government agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as other public and private sectors of society, including health, public works, transportation, and community services. Potential career options in emergency management include: Public safety Emergency response Disaster risk reduction Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Department of Homeland Security Fire services Law enforcement Community emergency response First response teams [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Emergency Management - Public Management and Leadership (M.S.)

Online Full time Part time 18 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Recent devastation caused by natural disasters and terrorist acts highlights an elevated need for prepared public officials. Leaders who can react quickly and effectively during emergencies are essential. The Public Management and Leadership specialization helps prepare you to coordinate relief plans and supervise response teams. In this specialization, you can develop the project management skills you need to oversee large-scale disaster recovery... [+]

Master of Science in Emergency Management - Public Management and Leadership (M.S.) Recent devastation caused by natural disasters and terrorist acts highlights an elevated need for prepared public officials. Leaders who can react quickly and effectively during emergencies are essential. The Public Management and Leadership specialization helps prepare you to coordinate relief plans and supervise response teams. In this specialization, you can develop the project management skills you need to oversee large-scale disaster recovery efforts. Completion Requirements 51 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (30 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Capstone Seminar (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study Public Safety Issues Critical Issues in Emergency Management Managing Public Safety Organizations Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Risk Assessment, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation Disaster Response and Recovery Strategic Context of Public Management and Leadership Transformative Change in a Shared-Power World The Language of Leadership Capstone Seminar Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Apply the theoretical underpinnings of emergency management to practice. Apply different research methodological approaches to theoretical and practical issues in emergency management. Interpret and analyze research data results related to emergency management. Critically analyze the emergency management cycle (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery) as applied to urban and rural settings. Demonstrate competency in assessing risk susceptibility, resilience, resistance, and vulnerability among communities and organizations. Critically evaluate the role and purpose of response and recovery in emergency planning and policy development and implications for social change. Demonstrate advanced management skills specific to the needs of emergency management. Career Opportunities With the effects of 9/11 still impacting both the public and private sectors, the spending on emergency management and need for field specialists has become increasingly important. A U.S. News & World Report article calls the role of emergency management specialist one of the 50 best jobs of 2011 and anticipates an increased need for this type of specialist over the next decade. Further, the article also states that the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment in the emergency management field to grow by 2,800, or 22%, between 2008 and 2018. Walden’s M.S. in Emergency Management program can help prepare you for a broad range of leadership positions within government agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as other public and private sectors of society, including health, public works, transportation, and community services. Potential career options in emergency management include: Public safety Emergency response Disaster risk reduction Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Department of Homeland Security Fire services Law enforcement Community emergency response First response teams [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Emergency Management - Terrorism and Emergency Management (M.S.)

Online Full time Part time 18 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

From terrorist attacks, such as 9/11, to natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, individuals are vulnerable to a multitude of dangers. Preparation is an important aspect of quick response. The Terrorism and Emergency Management specialization explores the history, economics, planning, and response strategies associated with public crises. You will analyze the USA PATRIOT Act and similar legislation to understand the impact these laws have on... [+]

Master of Science in Emergency Management - Terrorism and Emergency Management (M.S.) From terrorist attacks, such as 9/11, to natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, individuals are vulnerable to a multitude of dangers. Preparation is an important aspect of quick response. The Terrorism and Emergency Management specialization explores the history, economics, planning, and response strategies associated with public crises. You will analyze the USA PATRIOT Act and similar legislation to understand the impact these laws have on citizens and government agencies. You will also study the development and deployment of culturally appropriate relief services to determine their effectiveness in aiding those traumatized by disasters. Completion Requirements 51 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (30 cr.) Specialization courses (15 cr.) Capstone Seminar (5 cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study Public Safety Issues Critical Issues in Emergency Management Managing Public Safety Organizations Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Risk Assessment, Preparedness, and Hazard Mitigation Disaster Response and Recovery Public Policy Implications of Terrorism Legislation and Policies Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma Terrorism: A Systematic Approach for Emergency Preparedness Capstone Seminar Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Apply the theoretical underpinnings of emergency management to practice. Apply different research methodological approaches to theoretical and practical issues in emergency management. Interpret and analyze research data results related to emergency management. Critically analyze the emergency management cycle (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery) as applied to urban and rural settings. Demonstrate competency in assessing risk susceptibility, resilience, resistance, and vulnerability among communities and organizations. Critically evaluate the role and purpose of response and recovery in emergency planning and policy development and implications for social change. Demonstrate advanced management skills specific to the needs of emergency management. Career Opportunities With the effects of 9/11 still impacting both the public and private sectors, the spending on emergency management and need for field specialists has become increasingly important. A U.S. News & World Report article calls the role of emergency management specialist one of the 50 best jobs of 2011 and anticipates an increased need for this type of specialist over the next decade. Further, the article also states that the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment in the emergency management field to grow by 2,800, or 22%, between 2008 and 2018. Walden’s M.S. in Emergency Management program can help prepare you for a broad range of leadership positions within government agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as other public and private sectors of society, including health, public works, transportation, and community services. Potential career options in emergency management include: Public safety Emergency response Disaster risk reduction Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Department of Homeland Security Fire services Law enforcement Community emergency response First response teams [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - Forensic Psychology in the Community

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

n 2010, nearly 5 million adults were on parole or probation in their communities and under the supervision of local adult correctional systems. In this specialization, you will learn more about prevention, intervention, and consultation programs for criminal offenders in their communities. You will explore the foundations of community crime prevention and restorative justice for victims and offenders. Your studies will prepare you to work with... [+]

Walden University’s MS in Forensic Psychology program prepares you to apply strong new insights, skills, and perspectives to a variety of nonclinical roles in areas like cybercrime, criminal investigative analysis and profiling, terrorism, and victim advocacy.  Explore biological, psychological, and social factors impacting criminal behavior. Apply psychological approaches and concepts as you identify offenders, including juveniles, in a wide range of forensic settings. Our variety of specializations can provide you with the expertise you need to drive positive change within the legal system. Specializations : Criminal Justice (Self-Designed) Cybercrimes Family Violence Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology Military Police Psychology Self-Designed Sex Offender Behavior Terrorism Victimology Note on Licensure The MS in Forensic Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - General

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

One of the few programs of its kind available online, Walden University’s M.S. in Forensic Psychology explores research methods to evaluate and analyze programs focusing on incarcerated or recently [+]

Walden University’s MS in Forensic Psychology program prepares you to apply strong new insights, skills, and perspectives to a variety of nonclinical roles in areas like cybercrime, criminal investigative analysis and profiling, terrorism, and victim advocacy.  Explore biological, psychological, and social factors impacting criminal behavior. Apply psychological approaches and concepts as you identify offenders, including juveniles, in a wide range of forensic settings. Our variety of specializations can provide you with the expertise you need to drive positive change within the legal system. Specializations : Criminal Justice (Self-Designed) Cybercrimes Family Violence Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology Military Police Psychology Self-Designed Sex Offender Behavior Terrorism Victimology Note on Licensure The MS in Forensic Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - Program Planning and Evaluation in Forensic Settings

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

In today’s evidence-based treatment environment, programs must be constantly reviewed to determine if they are working. In this specialization, learn to conduct and apply forensic mental health research to various legal settings and to formulate research that applies to psychology and public policy. Discover tools to evaluate current programs and assess their effectiveness, and recommend treatment alternatives for forensic populations... [+]

Walden University’s MS in Forensic Psychology program prepares you to apply strong new insights, skills, and perspectives to a variety of nonclinical roles in areas like cybercrime, criminal investigative analysis and profiling, terrorism, and victim advocacy.  Explore biological, psychological, and social factors impacting criminal behavior. Apply psychological approaches and concepts as you identify offenders, including juveniles, in a wide range of forensic settings. Our variety of specializations can provide you with the expertise you need to drive positive change within the legal system. Specializations : Criminal Justice (Self-Designed) Cybercrimes Family Violence Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology Military Police Psychology Self-Designed Sex Offender Behavior Terrorism Victimology Note on Licensure The MS in Forensic Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Psychology - Psychology and Legal Systems

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

In today’s complex legal system, forensic psychology professionals constantly provide their expertise on issues that intersect psychology and the law. In this specialization, explore the many ways you can interact with the court system as you gain a basic understanding of expert testimony, jury selection, and eyewitness testimony. Discover how you can work with police departments or other law enforcement agencies assisting in... [+]

Walden University’s MS in Forensic Psychology program prepares you to apply strong new insights, skills, and perspectives to a variety of nonclinical roles in areas like cybercrime, criminal investigative analysis and profiling, terrorism, and victim advocacy.  Explore biological, psychological, and social factors impacting criminal behavior. Apply psychological approaches and concepts as you identify offenders, including juveniles, in a wide range of forensic settings. Our variety of specializations can provide you with the expertise you need to drive positive change within the legal system. Specializations : Criminal Justice (Self-Designed) Cybercrimes Family Violence Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology Military Police Psychology Self-Designed Sex Offender Behavior Terrorism Victimology Note on Licensure The MS in Forensic Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Higher Education - Adult Learning

Campus Full time September 2016 USA USA Online

In the Adult Learning specialization, you will explore emerging theories, research, and best practices that can be applied to create effective education experiences for this unique population of learners. You will analyze instructional strategies and management principles that will help you address today’s most pressing issues facing higher education institutions. [+]

Designed for a wide range of careers in higher education institutions, from faculty and staff positions to key administrative jobs, Walden’s M.S. in Higher Education focuses on promoting both organizational and student success. Gain an understanding of higher education’s business, governance, and organizational cultures. Explore best practices for creating student-focused learning environments. Choose from a range of specializations designed to meet your individual needs and interests. In the Adult Learning specialization, you will explore emerging theories, research, and best practices that can be applied to create effective education experiences for this unique population of learners. You will analyze instructional strategies and management principles that will help you address today’s most pressing issues facing higher education institutions. As a result, you can improve both organizational and student success. The curriculum also examines the globalization of higher education, a transformative trend that transcends geographic boundaries and enables the sharing of knowledge on a global scale. This specialization empowers you to increase your impact as an educator as you discover practical learning solutions that integrate the latest technologies across diverse learning environments, including higher education, corporate, nonprofit, government, healthcare, and military settings. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Higher Education - College Teaching & Learning

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Qualified instructors will be in demand to teach the growing number of college students. In this specialization, learn the major steps in the teaching and learning process: planning, developing, and facilitating learning experiences and assessing outcomes. [+]

Qualified instructors will be in demand to teach the growing number of college students. In this specialization, learn the major steps in the teaching and learning process: planning, developing, and facilitating learning experiences and assessing outcomes. Explore the special opportunities and challenges of online learning environments. Completion Requirements - 30 total semester credits - Core courses (15 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (12 sem. cr.) - Integrative capstone (3 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6155 Understanding Higher Education 3 - EDUC 6156 Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and Diversity 3 - EDUC 6157 Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior and Culture 3 - EDUC 6158 Using Research and Data to Drive Decision-Making 3 - EDUC 6263 Best Practices for Student Success 3 - EDUC 6757 Planning for Learning 3 - EDUC 6758 Creating Engaging Learning Experiences 3 - EDUC 6759 Assessing for Learning 3 - EDUC 6760 Facilitating Learning Online 3 - EDUC 6960 Capstone 3 [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Higher Education - Enrollment Management & Institutional Management

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

In this specialization, you can learn to develop strategies—using all types of communication tools—that attract students and promote your institution. [+]

In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, higher education institutions must utilize the most sophisticated techniques to attract and retain students. In this specialization, you can learn to develop strategies—using all types of communication tools—that attract students and promote your institution. Explore all facets of the enrollment management process, including obtaining financial aid and helping students stay committed to their educational goals. Completion Requirements - 30 total semester credits - Core courses (21 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.) - Integrative capstone (3 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6155 Understanding Higher Education 3 - EDUC 6156 Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and Diversity 3 - EDUC 6157 Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior and Culture 3 - EDUC 6158 Using Research and Data to Drive Decision-Making 3 - EDUC 6263 Best Practices for Student Success 3 - EDUC 6262 Optimizing Quality and Productivity 3 - EDUC 6261 Managing Resources for Organizational Success: Finance 3 - EDUC 6755 Principles of Marketing and Enrollment Management 3 - EDUC 6756 Emerging Trends in Marketing, Recruitment, and Institutional Promotion 3 - EDUC 6960 Capstone 3 [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Higher Education - Global Higher Education

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Colleges and universities must prepare to take advantage of opportunities for global collaborations and alliances. In this specialization, broaden your understanding of global trends and issues in higher education. [+]

Colleges and universities must prepare to take advantage of opportunities for global collaborations and alliances. In this specialization, broaden your understanding of global trends and issues in higher education. Discover strategies for serving international students and approaches to program planning and management. Completion Requirements - 30 total semester credits - Core courses (21 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.) - Integrative capstone (3 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6155 Understanding Higher Education 3 - EDUC 6156 Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and Diversity 3 - EDUC 6157 Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior and Culture 3 - EDUC 6158 Using Research and Data to Drive Decision-Making 3 - EDUC 6263 Best Practices for Student Success 3 - EDUC 6262 Optimizing Quality and Productivity 3 - EDUC 6261 Managing Resources for Organizational Success: Finance 3 - EDUC 6761 Globalization in Higher Education 3 - EDUC 6762 Administering International Higher Education Programs 3 - EDUC 6960 Capstone 3 [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Higher Education - Leadership for Student Success

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

In this specialization, you can gain the tools you need to develop and measure programs that support student success. With an emphasis on outcomes, these courses focus on best practices for improving the engagement, retention, and educational achievement of today’s diverse student populations. [+]

Higher education institutions are becoming increasingly accountable for providing students with skills that prepare them for the future. In this specialization, you can gain the tools you need to develop and measure programs that support student success. With an emphasis on outcomes, these courses focus on best practices for improving the engagement, retention, and educational achievement of today’s diverse student populations. Completion Requirements - 30 total semester credits - Core courses (21 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.) - Integrative capstone (3 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6155 Understanding Higher Education 3 - EDUC 6156 Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and Diversity 3 - EDUC 6157 Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior and Culture 3 - EDUC 6158 Using Research and Data to Drive Decision-Making 3 - EDUC 6263 Best Practices for Student Success 3 - EDUC 6262 Optimizing Quality and Productivity 3 - EDUC 6261 Managing Resources for Organizational Success: Finance 3 - EDUC 6751 Creating Supportive Learning and Service Environments 3 - EDUC 6752 Leading Change in Student Support Programs 3 - EDUC 6960 Capstone 3 [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Higher Education - Online & Distance Learning

Online Full time Part time March 2017 USA Auburn

Distance learning is a fast-growing segment of higher education. You can take advantage of Walden’s experience in this field as you deepen your understanding of distance-learning technology. Learn how this technology can be used to manage effective online programs and to assess their value for students with varied learning styles. [+]

Distance learning is a fast-growing segment of higher education. You can take advantage of Walden’s experience in this field as you deepen your understanding of distance-learning technology. Learn how this technology can be used to manage effective online programs and to assess their value for students with varied learning styles. Incorporate the most current online technologies to support student learning and organizational effectiveness. Completion Requirements - 30 total semester credit hours - Core courses (21 sem. cr.) - Specialization courses (6 sem. cr.) - Integrative capstone (3 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits - EDUC 6155 Understanding Higher Education 3 - EDUC 6156 Understanding Students: Learning, Development, and Diversity 3 - EDUC 6157 Understanding Institutions: Organizational Behavior and Culture 3 - EDUC 6158 Using Research and Data to Drive Decision-Making 3 - EDUC 6263 Best Practices for Student Success 3 - EDUC 6262 Optimizing Quality and Productivity 3 - EDUC 6261 Managing Resources for Organizational Success: Finance 3 - EDUC 6753 Planning and Program Development for Online and Distance Learning 3 - EDUC 6754 Administration and Assessment in Online and Distance Learning 3 - EDUC 6960 Capstone 3 [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Technology - Health Informatics

Online Full time Part time USA

From core programming and networking courses to advanced training in high-demand IT specializations, Walden’s M.S. in Information Technology (M.S.I.T.) program is designed to help you enter and advance in the fast-growing IT field. [+]

M.S. in Information Technology

From core programming and networking courses to advanced training in high-demand IT specializations, Walden’s M.S. in Information Technology (M.S.I.T.) program is designed to help you enter and advance in the fast-growing IT field. A leader in online education, Walden offers aspiring and experienced IT professionals the opportunity to learn in a state-of-the-art virtual environment featuring virtual labs and Walden’s exclusive MobileLearn® technology. This program’s career-building format enables you to earn your Graduate Certificate in Information Systems after completing the first four courses and then pursue advanced study in one of these in-demand specializations:... [-]


Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Technology - Information Assurance and Cyber Security

Online USA

From core programming and networking courses to advanced training in high-demand IT specializations, Walden’s M.S. in Information Technology (M.S.I.T.) program is designed to help you enter and advance in the fast-growing IT field. [+]

M.S. in Information Technology From core programming and networking courses to advanced training in high-demand IT specializations, Walden’s M.S. in Information Technology (M.S.I.T.) program is designed to help you enter and advance in the fast-growing IT field. A leader in online education, Walden offers aspiring and experienced IT professionals the opportunity to learn in a state-of-the-art virtual environment featuring virtual labs and Walden’s exclusive MobileLearn® technology. This program’s career-building format enables you to earn your Graduate Certificate in Information Systems after completing the first four courses and then pursue advanced study in one of these in-demand specializations: Information Assurance and Cyber Security [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Technology - Information Security

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

The Information Systems specialization can help you gain the skills you need to transition into a new career in the high-growth fields of information systems and technology. Learn to create IT solutions that meet strategic organizational needs, integrate IT solutions and business processes, and apply best practices to software construction tasks... [+]

Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Systems (M.S.) The Information Systems specialization can help you gain the skills you need to transition into a new career in the high-growth fields of information systems and technology. Learn to create IT solutions that meet strategic organizational needs, integrate IT solutions and business processes, and apply best practices to software construction tasks. Completion Requirements 30 total semester credits Core courses (12 sem. cr.) Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses Information Technology in the Organization Computer Networking and Operating Systems Data Modeling and Database Design Principles of Programming Specialization Courses Core Web Technologies Systems Analysis and Design Principles of Software Engineering Enterprise Systems Architecture Fundamentals of Information Assurance Organizational and Social Dimensions of Information Systems Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Apply core information technology principles and practices. Apply best software engineering principles and practices to develop and maintain stable, secure, scalable, and maintainable software. Work in geographically dispersed teams to produce effective solutions to complex information technology problems. Recommend appropriate information technology solutions based on organizational needs and an evaluation of alternatives. Identify and discuss professional, individual, organizational, societal, and regulatory implications of information systems and technology. Select technologies, policies, and procedures to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and IT systems. Career Opportunities Rapid advancements in technologies, new business opportunities for leveraging technology applications, and the anticipated retirement of many senior-level information technology professionals are factors contributing to the growing demand for technology talent. Employment of computer and system administrators, computer system analysts, and computer information systems managers is expected to grow by 25% from 2008 to 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The M.S. in Information Technology can help you prepare for senior-level or leadership positions in engineering, programming, security, and systems architecture, including positions in: Computer software engineering Computer software engineer, applications Computer software engineer, systems software Database designer/architect Information technology security Information technology security analyst Network security analyst Information technology business analyst Technology risk manager Network/systems administration Programming Computer programmer Database programmer Application programmer Systems programmer Technology analysis [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Technology - Software Engineering

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

The Software Engineering specialization prepares you to develop the technology solutions organizations need to solve problems, seize new opportunities, and leverage their full potential. Learn to create complex, high-quality software products on time and on budget. Discover the relationship between process and product quality. Explore the quality, cost, and effectiveness of alternative software design techniques and take the opportunity to... [+]

Master of Science in Information Technology - Software Engineering (M.S.) The Software Engineering specialization prepares you to develop the technology solutions organizations need to solve problems, seize new opportunities, and leverage their full potential. Learn to create complex, high-quality software products on time and on budget. Discover the relationship between process and product quality. Explore the quality, cost, and effectiveness of alternative software design techniques and take the opportunity to learn to apply proven software engineering design principles. Completion Requirements 30 total semester credits Core courses (12 sem. cr.) Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Core Courses Information Technology in the Organization Computer Networking and Operating Systems Data Modeling and Database Design Principles of Programming Specialization Courses Advanced Software Development Principles of Software Engineering Software Systems Engineering and Requirements Management Software Design and Construction Software Quality and Testing Software Engineering Management and Processes Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Apply core information technology principles and practices. Apply best software engineering principles and practices to develop and maintain stable, secure, scalable, and maintainable software. Work in geographically dispersed teams to produce effective solutions to complex information technology problems. Recommend appropriate information technology solutions based on organizational needs and an evaluation of alternatives. Identify and discuss professional, individual, organizational, societal, and regulatory implications of information systems and technology. Select technologies, policies, and procedures to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and IT systems. Career Opportunities Rapid advancements in technologies, new business opportunities for leveraging technology applications, and the anticipated retirement of many senior-level information technology professionals are factors contributing to the growing demand for technology talent. Employment of computer and system administrators, computer system analysts, and computer information systems managers is expected to grow by 25% from 2008 to 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The M.S. in Information Technology can help you prepare for senior-level or leadership positions in engineering, programming, security, and systems architecture, including positions in: Computer software engineering Computer software engineer, applications Computer software engineer, systems software Database designer/architect Information technology security Information technology security analyst Network security analyst Information technology business analyst Technology risk manager Network/systems administration Programming Computer programmer Database programmer Application programmer Systems programmer Technology analysis [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling - Forensic Counseling (M.S.)

Online Full time Part time 39 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

The expert advice and skills of forensic counselors are in constant demand within the legal system. Through this specialization, you can build your knowledge of mental health law and enhance your competencies in conflict management and negotiation. Study how those skills can be applied to resolve marriage and family conflicts in the criminal justice system, from parental mediation services and divorce adjustment counseling for families to... [+]

Master of Science in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling - Forensic Counseling (M.S.) The expert advice and skills of forensic counselors are in constant demand within the legal system. Through this specialization, you can build your knowledge of mental health law and enhance your competencies in conflict management and negotiation. Study how those skills can be applied to resolve marriage and family conflicts in the criminal justice system, from parental mediation services and divorce adjustment counseling for families to court-ordered parenting skills training and anger management sessions. Completion Requirements 100 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (80 cr.) Specialization courses (10 cr.) Field experience (9 cr.: Practicum, 100 hours; Internship, 600 hours) Professional Development Plan, licensure Plan 12 days of residency (two 6-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Foundations of Graduate Study in Counseling Introduction to Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Techniques in Counseling Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling Assessment in Counseling and Education Multicultural Counseling Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Response Lifespan Development Child and Adolescent Counseling Career Counseling Theories and Techniques in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Group Process and Dynamics Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation Substance Abuse Counseling Research and Program Evaluation Counseling Practicum Human Sexuality Internship I Treatment of Forensic Populations Internship II Mental Health Law Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Engage in ethical and legal practices as a marriage, couple, and family (MCF) counselor. Work successfully with couples and families from multicultural and diverse backgrounds. Promote diversity and advocacy as related to the work of a marriage, couple, and family (MCF) counselor. Employ various assessment techniques to appropriately intervene in meeting the needs of diverse clientele. Evaluate evidence-based research to inform practice in meeting the needs of couples and families from multicultural and diverse backgrounds. Apply preventive, developmental, and wellness strategies to strengthen couples and family systems. Additional Learning Outcomes for Counseling Programs Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Develop a professional orientation and identity as a counselor. Effectively address the social and cultural diversity issues that impact the counseling process. Synthesize theories of human growth and development to develop culturally responsive counseling practices. Apply theories and models of career development to related life factors, which affect an individual’s lifestyle and mental health. Utilize major counseling theories to develop an empirically-based, personal theoretical orientation that integrates theory and best practices. Apply theoretical and experiential principles of group work to develop targeted interventions within group contexts. Evaluate and interpret individual and group assessment in a multicultural society. Utilize research methods commonly used in the counseling profession. Demonstrate skills in applying principles of advocacy toward promoting cultural understanding and positive social change in individuals, communities, and society. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and referral. Achieve personal growth and sustainability in the profession. Career Opportunities The M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program can help prepare you for a variety of career options. Depending on the state in which you intend to practice, you may be eligible to pursue the appropriate credentials and licensure, including the licensed marriage and family therapist or licensed professional counselor with a specialization in marriage, couple, and family counseling. You may prepare for a career in a broad range of professional settings, including: Inpatient facilities Employee assistance programs Health maintenance organizations Community mental health centers Business and consulting companies Schools and Head Start centers Social service agencies Universities and research centers Courts and prisons Private practice Marriage and family clinics Community churches and other places of worship and communal gathering [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling - Trauma and Crisis Counseling (M.S.)

Online Full time Part time 39 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

If traumas or crises are not resolved in healthy ways, the experiences can lead to lasting psychological, social, and medical problems for couples, families, and children. Through this specialization, you will learn the skills and practices specific to crisis counseling, including theories of crisis intervention and models for working with children and adolescents. Develop the skills needed to help couples and families address health-related, school... [+]

Master of Science in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling - Trauma and Crisis Counseling (M.S.) If traumas or crises are not resolved in healthy ways, the experiences can lead to lasting psychological, social, and medical problems for couples, families, and children. Through this specialization, you will learn the skills and practices specific to crisis counseling, including theories of crisis intervention and models for working with children and adolescents. Develop the skills needed to help couples and families address health-related, school, and mental health crises, including interventions with suicidal clients and victims of abuse. Completion Requirements 100 total quarter credits Foundation course (1 cr.) Core courses (80 cr.) Specialization courses (10 cr.) Field experience (9 cr.: Practicum, 100 hours; Internship, 600 hours) Professional Development Plan, licensure Plan 12 days of residency (two 6-day residencies) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Foundations of Graduate Study in Counseling Introduction to Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Techniques in Counseling Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling Assessment in Counseling and Education Multicultural Counseling Crisis, Trauma, and Disaster Response Lifespan Development Child and Adolescent Counseling Career Counseling Theories and Techniques in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Group Process and Dynamics Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation Substance Abuse Counseling Research and Program Evaluation Counseling Practicum Human Sexuality Internship I Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue Internship II Crisis Management Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Engage in ethical and legal practices as a marriage, couple, and family (MCF) counselor. Work successfully with couples and families from multicultural and diverse backgrounds. Promote diversity and advocacy as related to the work of a marriage, couple, and family (MCF) counselor. Employ various assessment techniques to appropriately intervene in meeting the needs of diverse clientele. Evaluate evidence-based research to inform practice in meeting the needs of couples and families from multicultural and diverse backgrounds. Apply preventive, developmental, and wellness strategies to strengthen couples and family systems. Additional Learning Outcomes for Counseling Programs Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Develop a professional orientation and identity as a counselor. Effectively address the social and cultural diversity issues that impact the counseling process. Synthesize theories of human growth and development to develop culturally responsive counseling practices. Apply theories and models of career development to related life factors, which affect an individual’s lifestyle and mental health. Utilize major counseling theories to develop an empirically-based, personal theoretical orientation that integrates theory and best practices. Apply theoretical and experiential principles of group work to develop targeted interventions within group contexts. Evaluate and interpret individual and group assessment in a multicultural society. Utilize research methods commonly used in the counseling profession. Demonstrate skills in applying principles of advocacy toward promoting cultural understanding and positive social change in individuals, communities, and society. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and referral. Achieve personal growth and sustainability in the profession. Career Opportunities The M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program can help prepare you for a variety of career options. Depending on the state in which you intend to practice, you may be eligible to pursue the appropriate credentials and licensure, including the licensed marriage and family therapist or licensed professional counselor with a specialization in marriage, couple, and family counseling. You may prepare for a career in a broad range of professional settings, including: Inpatient facilities Employee assistance programs Health maintenance organizations Community mental health centers Business and consulting companies Schools and Head Start centers Social service agencies Universities and research centers Courts and prisons Private practice Marriage and family clinics Community churches and other places of worship and communal gathering [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Nonprofit Management and Leadership - General

Online Full time Part time USA

Explore strategies to successfully manage a nonprofit organization through Walden University’s M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. From fundraising to volunteer recruitment, this program [+]

M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Explore strategies to successfully manage a nonprofit organization through Walden University’s M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. From fundraising to volunteer recruitment, this program addresses the needs and concerns of contemporary nonprofits. Explore the management skills—including budgeting—that nonprofits rely on to carry out their missions. Discover how you can promote positive social change with this online master’s degree.

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Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Applied Psychology

Online Full time Part time 36 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Explore the fundamentals of psychology, including methods, theory, and principles of the field while learning about psychopathology, intervention, and principles of ethics in professional psychology practice. This specialization offers a broad exposure to the field of psychology, including both research and practice-oriented elements of the profession. It also provides a foundation for doctoral-level study in clinical psychology... [+]

Master of Science in Psychology - Applied Psychology (M.S.) Explore the fundamentals of psychology, including methods, theory, and principles of the field while learning about psychopathology, intervention, and principles of ethics in professional psychology practice. This specialization offers a broad exposure to the field of psychology, including both research and practice-oriented elements of the profession. It also provides a foundation for doctoral-level study in clinical psychology. Completion Requirements 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The 11-week courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology Psychopathology from a Clinical Perspective Psychotherapy Interventions I Social Psychology Research Theory, Design, and Methods Lifespan Development Biopsychology Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Tests and Measurement M.S. in Psychology Capstone Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe the foundations of psychology. Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations, such as in educational, social, organizational, and health settings. Interpret psychological theory and research. Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective. Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change. Career Options As a graduate of Walden’s M.S. in Psychology program, your career options may include a role as a: Human resource manager Market researcher Project coordinator/manager Family services worker Instructor at a community college Social service manager Health project coordinator Employee trainer Research assistant Data analyst/manager Organizational consultant Intervention advocate Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Possible career settings include: Child and family service organizations (e.g., day care agencies, after-school programs within schools and communities, Head Start programs, and early childhood education programs) Schools Community colleges Local, state, or federal governments Group homes Healthcare agencies Law enforcement agencies Nonprofit organizations Religious organizations Social service agencies [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Crisis Management And Response

Online Full time Part time 36 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Acquire the knowledge and multicultural skills required to work in the critical and fast-growing career areas of security, emergency management, and public safety. In one of the first online, graduate-level crisis management and response programs, you’ll have the opportunity to study psychological theories and learn conflict management and negotiation skills as you prepare to work with trauma and disaster victims. Demand for professionals trained... [+]

Master of Science in Psychology - Crisis Management And Response (M.S.) Acquire the knowledge and multicultural skills required to work in the critical and fast-growing career areas of security, emergency management, and public safety. In one of the first online, graduate-level crisis management and response programs, you’ll have the opportunity to study psychological theories and learn conflict management and negotiation skills as you prepare to work with trauma and disaster victims. Demand for professionals trained in this relatively new discipline is anticipated to be high, as evidenced by the number of job openings in crisis management and emergency planning. Completion Requirements 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The 11-week courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology Social Psychology Culture and Psychology Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma Crisis Management Research Theory, Design, and Methods Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue Conflict, Conflict Resolution, and Peace M.S. in Psychology Capstone Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe the foundations of psychology. Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations, such as in educational, social, organizational, and health settings. Interpret psychological theory and research. Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective. Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change. Career Options As a graduate of Walden’s M.S. in Psychology program, your career options may include a role as a: Human resource manager Market researcher Project coordinator/manager Family services worker Instructor at a community college Social service manager Health project coordinator Employee trainer Research assistant Data analyst/manager Organizational consultant Intervention advocate Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Possible career settings include: Child and family service organizations (e.g., day care agencies, after-school programs within schools and communities, Head Start programs, and early childhood education programs) Schools Community colleges Local, state, or federal governments Group homes Healthcare agencies Law enforcement agencies Nonprofit organizations Religious organizations Social service agencies [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Educational Psychology

Online Full time Part time 36 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Study cognition, motivation, lifespan development, and learning for individuals ranging from high achievers to those whose needs are more specialized. This specialization will give you a multicultural perspective and help you understand, evaluate, and apply research. You can gain the skills and knowledge to enhance your work in the classroom and other educational settings. In the last quarter, you can choose the ethics course if you plan to... [+]

Master of Science in Psychology - Educational Psychology (M.S.) Study cognition, motivation, lifespan development, and learning for individuals ranging from high achievers to those whose needs are more specialized. This specialization will give you a multicultural perspective and help you understand, evaluate, and apply research. You can gain the skills and knowledge to enhance your work in the classroom and other educational settings. In the last quarter, you can choose the ethics course if you plan to continue on for your Ph.D. or the capstone if you don’t. Completion Requirements 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The 11-week courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology Educational Psychology Lifespan Development Culture and Psychology Research Theory, Design, and Methods Theories of Learning Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Psychology of the Exceptional Individual Tests and Measurement M.S. in Psychology Capstone Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe the foundations of psychology. Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations, such as in educational, social, organizational, and health settings. Interpret psychological theory and research. Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective. Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change. Career Options As a graduate of Walden’s M.S. in Psychology program, your career options may include a role as a: Human resource manager Market researcher Project coordinator/manager Family services worker Instructor at a community college Social service manager Health project coordinator Employee trainer Research assistant Data analyst/manager Organizational consultant Intervention advocate Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Possible career settings include: Child and family service organizations (e.g., day care agencies, after-school programs within schools and communities, Head Start programs, and early childhood education programs) Schools Community colleges Local, state, or federal governments Group homes Healthcare agencies Law enforcement agencies Nonprofit organizations Religious organizations Social service agencies [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - General Psychology

Online Full time Part time USA

Walden University’s M.S. in Psychology examines the social, cultural, and cognitive aspects of human behavior through a fundamental understanding of psychology principles. This program [+]

M.S. in Psychology

Walden University’s M.S. in Psychology examines the social, cultural, and cognitive aspects of human behavior through a fundamental understanding of psychology principles. This program offers a range of specializations, providing the opportunity to evaluate and design research methods based on your individual interests and goals. Gain a stronger understanding of multicultural perspectives of psychology as you explore research that can be applied to a wide range of settings, including education, healthcare, nonprofit, organizational, and research.

 

 

Specializations

•         Applied PsychologyGain broad exposure to the field of psychology with this specialization. Explore psychological theories, methods, and principles and examine topics such as ethics, psychopathology, and intervention. This program addresses both research- and practice-oriented elements of the profession. •         Crisis Management and ResponseHelp individuals and communities cope with crisis and trauma. Whether you’re looking to work in public safety or emergency management, this program allows you to explore various facets of the field and prepare to assist and advocate for victims. •         Educational PsychologyPrepare to make a positive impact in the lives of students. This program can improve your ability to comprehend, assess, and apply research findings to enhancing learning outcomes in today’s multicultural classrooms.•         General PsychologyGain a broad and cross-cultural understanding of the dynamic field of psychology. Learn about the complexities of human behavior while building essential skills in the evaluation and design of research protocols.•         Health PsychologyPrepare for a psychology career in the ever-changing healthcare field. Study the variety of factors that influence health while exploring strategies for preventing illness and promoting healthy behaviors among patients and the community.  •         Leadership Development and CoachingDeepen your understanding of how great leaders are cultivated. This program allows you to explore the theories and concepts of leadership development while gaining skills to effectively address leadership issues that can occur within an organization. •         Media PsychologyBecome an authority on the topic of media and human behavior. Gain a deeper understanding of how individuals and populations are influenced by advertising, technology, and the media as you prepare for a career in consulting, research, or marketing. •         Organizational PsychologyPursue a career in human resource management or as an organizational consultant. Study strategies for improving individual and organizational effectiveness and explore topics such as leadership, motivation, job attitudes, and performance management. •         Organizational Psychology and Nonprofit ManagementLearn about the role of organizational psychology in the nonprofit environment. Discover how various psychological concepts can be applied to the management of nonprofit organizations. •         Psychology of CultureLearn about the role of culture in human behavior. Through class discussion and real-life cases, this program can help you gain a multicultural perspective of the psychology field while preparing to work with culturally diverse patients and organizations.  •         Psychology, Public Administration, and Social ChangeBecome an agent of social change. Explore psychological theories as they relate to managing private, public, and nonprofit organizations and learn to integrate strategic planning with public policy. •         Social PsychologyLearn how the concepts and theories of social psychology can be used to improve human welfare. Study how thoughts, feelings, and attitudes are socially constructed and the impact of this process on individual and group behavior. •         Terrorism and SecurityPrepare for a rewarding career in homeland security. Deepen your understanding of how the threat of terrorism impacts human behavior and examine various crisis management, public safety, and emergency preparedness strategies... [-]


Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Leadership Development And Coaching

Online Full time Part time 36 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Expand your career options in one of psychology’s emerging fields. In this specialization, you’ll learn the psychological principles and theories of leadership development and better understand your own capacity for leadership. You’ll also build the high-level skills to manage organizational leadership issues and create your own models of leadership coaching as you broaden your opportunities in such areas as industrial-organizational... [+]

Master of Science in Psychology - Leadership Development And Coaching (M.S.) Expand your career options in one of psychology’s emerging fields. In this specialization, you’ll learn the psychological principles and theories of leadership development and better understand your own capacity for leadership. You’ll also build the high-level skills to manage organizational leadership issues and create your own models of leadership coaching as you broaden your opportunities in such areas as industrial-organizational psychology and human resource management. Completion Requirements 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The 11-week courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology Psychology of Organizational Behavior Consulting for Organizational Change Leadership and the Process of Change Ethics and Standards of Psychology Research Theory, Design, and Methods Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Leadership Coaching: Process and Practice Leadership Coaching: Application M.S. in Psychology Capstone Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe the foundations of psychology. Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations, such as in educational, social, organizational, and health settings. Interpret psychological theory and research. Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective. Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change. Career Options As a graduate of Walden’s M.S. in Psychology program, your career options may include a role as a: Human resource manager Market researcher Project coordinator/manager Family services worker Instructor at a community college Social service manager Health project coordinator Employee trainer Research assistant Data analyst/manager Organizational consultant Intervention advocate Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Possible career settings include: Child and family service organizations (e.g., day care agencies, after-school programs within schools and communities, Head Start programs, and early childhood education programs) Schools Community colleges Local, state, or federal governments Group homes Healthcare agencies Law enforcement agencies Nonprofit organizations Religious organizations Social service agencies [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Psychology, Public Administration And Social Change

Online Full time Part time 36 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Within virtually every organization, opportunities exist to promote positive social change. Learn to apply psychological theories and skills to management within public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Drawing from your own community experiences, integrate strategic planning and management with public policy as you explore examples of organizational change and its impact on social justice. Prepare for a career as a... [+]

Master of Science in Psychology - Psychology, Public Administration And Social Change (M.S.) Within virtually every organization, opportunities exist to promote positive social change. Learn to apply psychological theories and skills to management within public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Drawing from your own community experiences, integrate strategic planning and management with public policy as you explore examples of organizational change and its impact on social justice. Prepare for a career as a researcher, policy analyst, project director, or administrator in a socially responsible organization. Completion Requirements 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The 11-week courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology Lifespan Development Organizational Management and Leadership Social Psychology Research Theory, Design, and Methods Culture and Psychology Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Strategic Context of Public Management and Leadership Transformative Change in a Shared Power World M.S. in Psychology Capstone Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe the foundations of psychology. Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations, such as in educational, social, organizational, and health settings. Interpret psychological theory and research. Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective. Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change. Career Options As a graduate of Walden’s M.S. in Psychology program, your career options may include a role as a: Human resource manager Market researcher Project coordinator/manager Family services worker Instructor at a community college Social service manager Health project coordinator Employee trainer Research assistant Data analyst/manager Organizational consultant Intervention advocate Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Possible career settings include: Child and family service organizations (e.g., day care agencies, after-school programs within schools and communities, Head Start programs, and early childhood education programs) Schools Community colleges Local, state, or federal governments Group homes Healthcare agencies Law enforcement agencies Nonprofit organizations Religious organizations Social service agencies [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Psychology Of Culture

Online Full time Part time 36 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

In an increasingly diverse world, the study of culture encompasses an ever-growing range of thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors. Through discussion and case study applications, gain a broad understanding of the field of psychology, along with a focus on the impact of culture on human psychology. Understand and conceptualize human psychology from multicultural, cross-cultural, and global perspectives as you prepare for a career working with... [+]

Master of Science in Psychology - Psychology Of Culture (M.S.) In an increasingly diverse world, the study of culture encompasses an ever-growing range of thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors. Through discussion and case study applications, gain a broad understanding of the field of psychology, along with a focus on the impact of culture on human psychology. Understand and conceptualize human psychology from multicultural, cross-cultural, and global perspectives as you prepare for a career working with diverse populations locally, regionally, and internationally. Completion Requirements 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The 11-week courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology Culture and Psychology Lifespan Development Social Psychology Research Theory, Design, and Methods Psychology of Sexuality Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Psychology of Gender Holistic Psychology M.S. in Psychology Capstone Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe the foundations of psychology. Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations, such as in educational, social, organizational, and health settings. Interpret psychological theory and research. Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective. Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change. Career Options As a graduate of Walden’s M.S. in Psychology program, your career options may include a role as a: Human resource manager Market researcher Project coordinator/manager Family services worker Instructor at a community college Social service manager Health project coordinator Employee trainer Research assistant Data analyst/manager Organizational consultant Intervention advocate Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Possible career settings include: Child and family service organizations (e.g., day care agencies, after-school programs within schools and communities, Head Start programs, and early childhood education programs) Schools Community colleges Local, state, or federal governments Group homes Healthcare agencies Law enforcement agencies Nonprofit organizations Religious organizations Social service agencies [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Social Psychology

Online Full time Part time 36 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

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... [+]

Master of Science in Psychology - Social Psychology (M.S.) 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 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The 11-week courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology Social Psychology Social Cognition Psychology of Personality Research Theory, Design, and Methods Culture and Psychology Attitudes/Attitude Change Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Intergroup Relations M.S. in Psychology Capstone Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe the foundations of psychology. Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations, such as in educational, social, organizational, and health settings. Interpret psychological theory and research. Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective. Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change. Career Options As a graduate of Walden’s M.S. in Psychology program, your career options may include a role as a: Human resource manager Market researcher Project coordinator/manager Family services worker Instructor at a community college Social service manager Health project coordinator Employee trainer Research assistant Data analyst/manager Organizational consultant Intervention advocate Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Possible career settings include: Child and family service organizations (e.g., day care agencies, after-school programs within schools and communities, Head Start programs, and early childhood education programs) Schools Community colleges Local, state, or federal governments Group homes Healthcare agencies Law enforcement agencies Nonprofit organizations Religious organizations Social service agencies [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology - Terrorism and Security

Online Full time Part time 36 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Homeland security is a fast-growing field with career options emerging at the local, national, and global level. Apply both psychological and public policy principles to understand the impact of terrorism and the countermeasures required to combat terrorist threats. Gain an understanding of the systemic approaches to the issues of public safety, emergency preparedness, and disaster/trauma management. Apply the findings of... [+]

Master of Science in Psychology - Terrorism and Security (M.S.) Homeland security is a fast-growing field with career options emerging at the local, national, and global level. Apply both psychological and public policy principles to understand the impact of terrorism and the countermeasures required to combat terrorist threats. Gain an understanding of the systemic approaches to the issues of public safety, emergency preparedness, and disaster/trauma management. Apply the findings of behavioral, social, and cognitive research to positions throughout the quickly expanding field of homeland security. Completion Requirements 45 total quarter credits This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses The 11-week courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Foundations for Graduate Study in Psychology Social Psychology Culture and Psychology Psychology of Terrorism Research Theory, Design, and Methods Current Issues in Homeland Security Terrorism: Legislation and Policy Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Terrorism: A Systemic Approach for Emergency Preparedness M.S. in Psychology Capstone Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Describe the foundations of psychology. Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations, such as in educational, social, organizational, and health settings. Interpret psychological theory and research. Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective. Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change. Career Options As a graduate of Walden’s M.S. in Psychology program, your career options may include a role as a: Human resource manager Market researcher Project coordinator/manager Family services worker Instructor at a community college Social service manager Health project coordinator Employee trainer Research assistant Data analyst/manager Organizational consultant Intervention advocate Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program. Possible career settings include: Child and family service organizations (e.g., day care agencies, after-school programs within schools and communities, Head Start programs, and early childhood education programs) Schools Community colleges Local, state, or federal governments Group homes Healthcare agencies Law enforcement agencies Nonprofit organizations Religious organizations Social service agencies [-]

Master of Science in Accounting - Accounting for the Professional (M.S.)

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Today’s accountants face a number of new and emerging challenges, including the need to keep current with international accounting standards in order to effectively manage forensic and auditing issues. This specialization provides accounting theories, current trends and ideas in the accounting industry, and techniques needed to manage regulatory compliance, business risk, and the future of an organization... [+]

Master of Science in Accounting - Accounting for the Professional (M.S.) Today’s accountants face a number of new and emerging challenges, including the need to keep current with international accounting standards in order to effectively manage forensic and auditing issues. This specialization provides accounting theories, current trends and ideas in the accounting industry, and techniques needed to manage regulatory compliance, business risk, and the future of an organization. Completion Requirements 30 total semester credits Core courses (15 sem. cr.) Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. M.S. in Accounting students must complete five required core courses and an additional five courses to complete the Accounting With CPA Emphasis specialization. Core Courses Effective Communication for the Accountant Legal and Ethical Issues in Accounting Financial Management Tools for Decision Making Managerial Accounting for Organizational Performance Current Trends in Accounting Standards Specialization Courses Managing Operational and Financial Business Risks Managing Regulatory Compliance Accounting Theory and Application Forensic and Advanced Auditing Topics International Perspectives in Accounting Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Assess the impact of managerial decisions in organizational contexts using research techniques and results. Communicate effectively about accounting and business practices, demonstrating knowledge of and respect for a variety of audiences. Effectively employ quantitative and analytical skills essential in the accounting profession. Construct alternative solutions to unique accounting situations and challenges. Evaluate accounting and business practices from ethical, legal, and regulatory perspectives, considering diverse stakeholders and competing interests. Appraise the mission-critical role the accounting professional has as an active partner in supporting the goals and needs of the organization. Evaluate opportunities accounting professionals have to promote sustainable, socially aware organizations. Career Options Walden’s M.S. in Accounting offers a foundation from which to pursue career options in such areas as: Compliance auditing Cost accounting External auditing IT auditing Governmental accounting Management accounting Private accounting Public accounting [-]

Master of Science in Accounting - Accounting with CPA Emphasis (M.S.)

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

This specialization is designed to help prepare students for the CPA exam as well as the CPA profession. Blending accounting theory with its practical application, the coursework provides a solid foundation in problem-solving, managing risk, understanding the impact of regulatory compliance, and using accounting practices and tax strategies in a dynamic business environment... [+]

Master of Science in Accounting - Accounting with CPA Emphasis (M.S.) This specialization is designed to help prepare students for the CPA exam as well as the CPA profession. Blending accounting theory with its practical application, the coursework provides a solid foundation in problem-solving, managing risk, understanding the impact of regulatory compliance, and using accounting practices and tax strategies in a dynamic business environment. Completion Requirements 30 total semester credits Core courses (15 sem. cr.) Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. M.S. in Accounting students must complete five required core courses and an additional five courses to complete the Accounting With CPA Emphasis specialization. Core Courses Effective Communication for the Accountant Legal and Ethical Issues in Accounting Financial Management Tools for Decision Making Managerial Accounting for Organizational Performance Current Trends in Accounting Standards Specialization Courses Managing Operational and Financial Business Risks Managing Regulatory Compliance Accounting Theory and Application Tax Analysis and Decision-Making Solving CPA Problems Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Assess the impact of managerial decisions in organizational contexts using research techniques and results. Communicate effectively about accounting and business practices, demonstrating knowledge of and respect for a variety of audiences. Effectively employ quantitative and analytical skills essential in the accounting profession. Construct alternative solutions to unique accounting situations and challenges. Evaluate accounting and business practices from ethical, legal, and regulatory perspectives, considering diverse stakeholders and competing interests. Appraise the mission-critical role the accounting professional has as an active partner in supporting the goals and needs of the organization. Evaluate opportunities accounting professionals have to promote sustainable, socially aware organizations. Career Options Walden’s M.S. in Accounting offers a foundation from which to pursue career options in such areas as: Compliance auditing Cost accounting External auditing IT auditing Governmental accounting Management accounting Private accounting Public accounting [-]

Master of Science in Accounting - Self-Designed (M.S.)

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

Design a specialization based on your goals and interests. The Self-Designed specialization allows you to investigate industries and technical accounting areas that might not otherwise be readily accessible. Tax analysis, systems thinking, not-for-profit accounting, and government accounting are among the many subjects from which to choose... [+]

Master of Science in Accounting - Self-Designed (M.S.) Design a specialization based on your goals and interests. The Self-Designed specialization allows you to investigate industries and technical accounting areas that might not otherwise be readily accessible. Tax analysis, systems thinking, not-for-profit accounting, and government accounting are among the many subjects from which to choose. Completion Requirements 30 total semester credits Core courses (15 sem. cr.) Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.) Accounting courses (9–15 sem. cr.) Management and leadership courses (0–6 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. M.S. in Accounting students must complete five required core courses and an additional five courses to complete the Accounting With CPA Emphasis specialization. Core Courses Effective Communication for the Accountant Legal and Ethical Issues in Accounting Financial Management Tools for Decision Making Managerial Accounting for Organizational Performance Current Trends in Accounting Standards Specialization Courses Managing Operational and Financial Business Risks Managing Regulatory Compliance Accounting Theory and Application Forensic and Advanced Auditing Topics International Perspectives in Accounting Learning Outcomes Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Assess the impact of managerial decisions in organizational contexts using research techniques and results. Communicate effectively about accounting and business practices, demonstrating knowledge of and respect for a variety of audiences. Effectively employ quantitative and analytical skills essential in the accounting profession. Construct alternative solutions to unique accounting situations and challenges. Evaluate accounting and business practices from ethical, legal, and regulatory perspectives, considering diverse stakeholders and competing interests. Appraise the mission-critical role the accounting professional has as an active partner in supporting the goals and needs of the organization. Evaluate opportunities accounting professionals have to promote sustainable, socially aware organizations. Career Options Walden’s M.S. in Accounting offers a foundation from which to pursue career options in such areas as: Compliance auditing Cost accounting External auditing IT auditing Governmental accounting Management accounting Private accounting Public accounting [-]

Master of Science in Human Resource Management - Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management (M.S.)

Online Full time Part time 24 months September 2016 USA Auburn + 1 more

If you’re a mid-career professional who wants to move from your role as a human resource generalist or functional specialist toward taking on more strategic responsibilities in your organization, this specialization may be right for you. Explore the essentials of functional human resource management combined with strategic human resource elements. Study ways to think and plan strategically as you broaden your understanding of... [+]

Master of Science in Human Resource Management - Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management (M.S.) If you’re a mid-career professional who wants to move from your role as a human resource generalist or functional specialist toward taking on more strategic responsibilities in your organization, this specialization may be right for you. Explore the essentials of functional human resource management combined with strategic human resource elements. Study ways to think and plan strategically as you broaden your understanding of legal and regulatory issues and acquire skills in building vibrant and diverse teams. At the culmination of the program, you can complete a capstone course that examines core management challenges faced by general human resource managers. This specialization can help you prepare for a mid- to senior-level position in: Workforce planning and staffing, including organizational structure, design, and redesign Training, appraisal, and development program planning and administration Compensation, benefits, and rewards planning and administration Employee relations, labor relations, including arbitration, and contract negotiations Safety, health, wellness, and security, including workers compensation and (OSHA) Occupational Safety and Health Administration HR Information Systems (HRIS) development and/or coordination Internal consulting with mid- or senior-level management Completion Requirements 39 total semester credits Core courses (27 sem. cr.) Capstone (3 sem. cr.) Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. The program’s courses are delivered online in a prescribed sequence. Core Courses Foundations of Human Capital Development Talent Management Human Resource Metrics Performance Management Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Budgeting and Resource Allocation Strategic Human Resource Management Managing Business Partner Relationships Building Organizational Planning Through Succession Planning Capstone: Human Resource Planning in Action Specialization Courses Leading Vibrant and Diverse Teams Personal Leadership: Mentoring and Coaching Legal and Regulatory Environment of Human Resource Management Learning Outcomings Graduates of this program will be prepared to: Apply the theoretical and practical aspects of human resource management to formulate strategies that will enable organizations to achieve both operational and strategic goals related to the organization’s human capital. Deploy appropriate HRM metrics and other HRM analytics to make informed decisions that enhance the effectiveness of the recruitment, training, development, and retention of human resources and align the HRM strategy with the overall organizational strategy and purpose. Appraise and apply techniques in talent management that human resource professionals may use to facilitate effective position planning, talent selection, placement, compensation and rewards, as well as retention. Propose mediation or negotiation strategies that lead to positive, ethical outcomes and demonstrate scrupulous consideration of perceived points of conflict; differences in values, beliefs, and cultures; or divergence of goals. Assess opportunities to improve and sustain organizational performance through strategic thinking and management, the development of human capital, and the allocation of physical and financial resources. Exhibit the ability to make reasoned, ethical decisions based on professional standards and practices for ethical conduct, legal requirements, and regulatory guidelines in human resource management that are in the best interest of the individual, the organization, the environment, and society as a whole. Propose systematic, systemic, and sustainable solutions to complex business problems related to human capital and human resources needs and issues by applying critical-thinking and analytical skills. Career Options The need for human resource (HR) management professionals is on the rise. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the HR profession will grow 21% by 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. With Walden’s M.S. in Human Resource Management, you will be competitively positioned for a variety of opportunities in the field. Potential career options include: Compensation manager Benefits manager Human resource manager Training and development manager Organizational development manager Organizational development specialist Human resource specialist Labor relations specialist Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialist Training and development specialist Business teacher, postsecondary [-]

MS in Addiction Counseling

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

With an MS in Addiction Counseling from Walden, you can help create positive social change in your community and in society at large. [+]

With an MS in Addiction Counseling from Walden, you can help create positive social change in your community and in society at large. Delivered online, this degree program helps prepare you to provide treatment plans and develop intervention strategies for individuals whose lives have been impacted by behavioral addictions. By studying this challenging curriculum and completing field experience and residencies, you can gain the skills you need to launch or continue a career as an addiction counselor, so that you can counsel people with addictions in a variety of settings, such as clinics, hospitals, or private practice. The program also can prepare you to qualify to sit for the Examination for Master Addictions Counselors (EMAC).* Choose from several specializations to focus on a particular aspect of addiction counseling. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) General Program Addictions and Public Health Child and Adolescent Counseling Family Studies and Interventions Forensic Counseling Military Families and Culture Trauma and Crisis *Students who are pursuing licensure as a State Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a state substance abuse counseling certification should verify individual state laws to determine if this program meets eligibility requirements for licensure and/or certification in the state in which they intend to practice. Designation as a Master Addictions Counselor requires the successful completion of the Examination for Master Addictions Counselors (EMAC), in addition to other requirements. Note on Requirements to Practice as an Addiction Counselor Walden University’s MS in Addiction Counseling program is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement to practice addiction counseling in some states. The MS in Addiction Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for national and state addiction counseling certification exams, to sit for counseling licensure exams, and to practice as addiction counselors. Because no program can guarantee licensure or certification upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate agency to determine specific requirements. However, each state board responsible for regulating the practice of addiction counseling has its own academic, licensure, and certification requirements and issues its own credential for an individual to practice as an addiction counselor in that state. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national and state certification exams and guidance relating to the state-by-state requirements for counseling licensure and practice as an addiction counselor; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to certification exams and licensing requirements for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of its coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain certification or to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. [-]

MS in Adult Learning

Online Full time Part time USA

Benefit from Walden’s more than 40 years of experience and improve your effectiveness as an educator across diverse learning environments, including corporate, nonprofit, government [+]

M.S. in Adult Learning

Benefit from Walden’s more than 40 years of experience and improve your effectiveness as an educator across diverse learning environments, including corporate, nonprofit, government, healthcare, military, and community colleges. Learn to design and deliver instruction and training programs tailored to the growing adult education market. As you examine current trends, research, and technologies, you’ll learn to create effective and culturally aware adult learning programs. Choose from the General Program or a range of specializations that will prepare you to reach adults with special learning needs, design and deliver online courses, teach ESL, or manage and deliver workplace training programs.... [-]


MS in Clinical Psychology - California Counseling

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

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. [+]

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 current theories and research in an academic or professional setting. If you are interested in earning your doctoral degree or becoming a licensed clinical psychologist, Walden’s MS 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 counseling. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Counseling California Counseling Note on Licensure The MS in Clinical Psychology degree is not designed to prepare students to become a licensed psychology professional. The MS in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Counseling or California Counseling (for California residents only) is designed to prepare graduates for professional practice at the master’s level. Graduates completing the Counseling or California 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 MS 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. [-]

MS in Communication

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Open the door to exciting new career opportunities with an online MS in Communication from Walden University. [+]

Open the door to exciting new career opportunities with an online MS in Communication from Walden University. Explore the latest communication practices and theories; master the art of persuasive messaging; and learn to develop, execute, and measure effective communication plans using traditional and digital media. This program also includes an embedded professional certificate, which you are eligible for prior to getting your degree. [-]

MS in Criminal Justice

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

Stay at the forefront of this evolving field as you study the latest theories and explore today’s increasingly sophisticated criminal justice issues. Gain broad exposure to the field of criminal justice [+]

Stay at the forefront of this evolving field as you study the latest theories and explore today’s increasingly sophisticated criminal justice issues. Gain broad exposure to the field of criminal justice, including how law enforcement, courts, and corrections function and interact at the local, state, and federal levels. In the MS in Criminal Justice program at Walden University, you can explore a unique curriculum that combines criminal behavioral theory with technology, homeland security, and management skills that you can apply immediately on the job or use to advance your career. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Emergency Management Global Leadership Homeland Security Policy and Coordination Law and Public Policy Policy Analysis Public Management and Leadership Self-Designed Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace [-]

MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management Prepare to lead change in your organization and influence policymakers in your community. If you are a law enforcement or [+]

Prepare to lead change in your organization and influence policymakers in your community. If you are a law enforcement or criminal justice professional, Walden University can help you gain the knowledge and experience to prepare for executive management roles in criminal justice or transition into a career in education or consulting. Walden’s MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management program blends criminal behavioral theory with studies in human services, technology, and homeland security to help broaden your management skills. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Emergency Management Global Leadership Homeland Security Policy and Coordination Law and Public Policy Policy Analysis Public Management and Leadership Self-Designed Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace [-]

MS in Early Childhood Studies (competency-based) - Administration, Management, and Leadership

Online Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Gain the skills to prepare for leadership roles in learning environments for all children. [+]

Gain the skills to prepare for leadership roles in learning environments for all children. Earn an MS in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Administration, Management, and Leadership through Tempo Learning™, Walden University’s competency-based education option. The program is in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited institution. NCATE accreditation is a recognized standard of excellence in professional preK–12 education. Earn Your Degree on Your Terms Delivered through Tempo Learning™ by Walden, the competency-based MS in Early Childhood Studies program allows you to learn on your own schedule, at your own pace—building on your existing skills, knowledge, and experience. For one all-you-can-learn price, you advance through the program by mastering a series of competencies and completing assessments. Specialization : Administration, Management, and Leadership [-]

MS in Early Childhood Studies - Administration, Management and Leadership

Online Full time Part time USA

Develop the expertise to help children thrive with Walden’s MS in Early Childhood Studies. Deepen your understanding of child developmental stages, explore the latest trends and theory in early [+]

Administration, Management, and Leadership Gain the skills you need to start or manage a child care center or development program. Earning your M.S. in Early Childhood Studies with a specialization in Administration, Management, and Leadership can give you the knowledge and skills you need to create child-centered programs that promote positive learning experiences for all children. Discover how to plan and manage budgets, as well as recruit, evaluate , and motivate qualified staff. Ensure child safety through regulatory compliance and explore ways to market your program in your community. Courses in the Administration, Management, and Leadership specialization prepare you to: Lead a curriculum and programmatic content that encourage learning for all children. Recruit, select, hire, and evaluate staff members. Manage finances and operational budgets. Ensure the center’s compliance with health, safety, and other state codes. Communicate effectively with parents, family, and the larger community about the center and its programs. Pursue a variety of professional roles in child care administration and management, including: Child care administrator Assistant director Director of a child care center or program Owner of a child care center Preschool director Program administrator for early childhood programs Completion Requirements 33 total semester credits Core courses (21 sem. cr.) Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.) Capstone Seminar (Capstone (3 sem. cr.) [-]

MS in Finance

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Through the MS in Finance program, you can prepare for the finance career you want by gaining the skills employers need. Designed to meet the current demands of the economic marketplace, the program focuses on providing you with the relevant skills and industry knowledge critical to your success as a finance professional. [+]

Through the MS in Finance program, you can prepare for the finance career you want by gaining the skills employers need. Designed to meet the current demands of the economic marketplace, the program focuses on providing you with the relevant skills and industry knowledge critical to your success as a finance professional. This master’s degree program helps you develop your expertise to advance as a financial planner, finance manager, treasury manager, or financial analyst. The program can help prepare you to sit for certification exams, including the internationally recognized Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) exam or Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) exam, depending on the specialization you choose. The MS in Finance degree program offers three specializations: - Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) - Certified Financial Planner (CFP) - Finance for the Professional (Self-Designed) The CFA and CFP specializations are specifically designed to help you advance your career and seek certification as a CFA or CFP by providing the knowledge you need to sit for the exams. Your capstone culminates in a simulated certification exam to give you hands-on practice by answering problems from past CFA or CFP exams. Upon completion of the program, students will have the knowledge base to sit for the CFA exam, CFP exam, or Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) qualification exams. [-]

MS in Health Education and Promotion

Online September 2016 USA USA Online

Through our M.S. in Health Education and Promotion, you can explore the latest health behavior theories, trends, and practices and gain the skills to design health communications; plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programs; or serve as an educator on public health issues. [+]

In our MS in Health Education and Promotion program, you can explore the latest health behavior theories, trends, and practices and gain the skills to design health communications; plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programs; or serve as an educator on public health issues. Walden has designed this program to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing and prepare you to sit for national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Heath Education Specialist (MCHES) exams. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Emergency Preparedness Health Policy and Advocacy Self-Designed [-]

MS in Higher Education

Online Full time Part time USA

Designed for a wide range of careers in higher education institutions, from faculty and staff positions to key administrative jobs, Walden’s MS in Higher Education focuses on promoting both organizational and [+]

MS in Higher Education

Designed for a wide range of careers in higher education institutions, from faculty and staff positions to key administrative jobs, Walden’s MS in Higher Education focuses on promoting both organizational and student success. Gain an understanding of higher education’s business, governance, and organizational cultures. Explore best practices for creating student-focused learning environments. Choose from a range of specializations designed to meet your individual needs and interests.

Become a leader and an authority in higher education with Walden’s M.S. in Higher Education General Program. This program gives you the opportunity to explore management theories and practices that can empower you to pursue advanced career roles and make a positive impact in the field.... [-]


MS in Human and Social Services

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Further your commitment to social change with an online MS in Human and social Services from Walden. Through professionally-focused curriculum, interactive case studies and simulations, and an interprofessional approach, you prepare to address the needs of individuals, communities, and organizations within a global context. Concepts and Theory are brought to life through the use of animated case studies and an Interactive Learning Community. [+]

Further your commitment to social change with an online MS in Human and social Services from Walden. Through professionally-focused curriculum, interactive case studies and simulations, and an interprofessional approach, you prepare to address the needs of individuals, communities, and organizations within a global context. Concepts and Theory are brought to life through the use of animated case studies and an Interactive Learning Community. You investigate problems that are characteristic of Human and Social Services support, accessing a number of organizations to understand possible strategies and solutions. With 12 career-focused specializations to choose from, you focus your studies on your needs and goals and develop the skills to excel in your field. Specializations - Community and Social Services - Community Intervention and Leadership - Conflict Management and Negotiation - Criminal Justice - Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention - Family Studies and Interventions - Gerontology - Global Social Services - Human Services Nonprofit Administration - Mental Health Facilitation - Military Families and Culture - Social Policy and Analysis and Planning [-]

MS in Human and Social Services - Community and Social Services

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

This specialization prepares you to work in community social work in non-licensure roles. You will study the prevention, intervention, and promotion of well-being in a variety of settings, including schools, communities, and organizations. [+]

This specialization prepares you to work in community social work in non-licensure roles. You will study the prevention, intervention, and promotion of well-being in a variety of settings, including schools, communities, and organizations. Courses also explore the theoretical, ethical, social, political and cultural factors that influence social services programs. You will learn how to identify the needs of individuals and families and to help these clients navigate services in their communities. This specialization helps prepare you for a career as a community case worker, program coordinator or developer, or non-clinical social services worker in agencies. Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

MS in Human and Social Services - Community Intervention and Leadership

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

This specialization prepares you to engage organizations and communities in social change. You will learn to help organize, coordinate, promote, and lead efforts in communities to improve living and working conditions and assess community needs. [+]

This specialization prepares you to engage organizations and communities in social change. You will learn to help organize, coordinate, promote, and lead efforts in communities to improve living and working conditions and assess community needs. This program emphasizes action research, in which you will develop knowledge about working with communities. You will also describe and apply theories of community psychology in relation to social change. With this specialization, you could work in a variety of settings as a community organizer, community worker, or program director for social services or human services in governmental and NGO organizations. Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

MS in Human and Social Services - Conflict Management and Negotiation

Online Full time September 2016 USA USA Online

In a constantly changing world, there’s a growing need for professionals skilled in the areas of negotiation and dispute resolution. This specialization focuses on providing the core competencies to meet that need for those who interact within organizations, communities, and governments. [+]

In a constantly changing world, there’s a growing need for professionals skilled in the areas of negotiation and dispute resolution. This specialization focuses on providing the core competencies to meet that need for those who interact within organizations, communities, and governments. You will explore current theory and best practices and gain the essential skills to help negotiate and resolve disputes within communities. Some coursework in this specialization provides the basic introductory education in dispute resolution. Additional training and practicum is required to qualify for licensure or certification as a mediator in most states. With this specialization, you could serve as a dispute resolver in a number of arenas: Community disputes (ombuds) Family disputes (parenting coordination) Criminal justice (restorative justice) Human rights (equal opportunity in the workplace) Education (school discipline) Organizational disputes Military occupations Inter-governmental negotiation and peace-making Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

MS in Human and Social Services - Criminal Justice

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

From homelessness to substance abuse to poverty, a variety of factors contribute to criminal behavior in modern society. In the Criminal Justice specialization, you will explore both traditional and contemporary intervention and rehabilitation approaches for offenders as well as their victims. [+]

From homelessness to substance abuse to poverty, a variety of factors contribute to criminal behavior in modern society. In the Criminal Justice specialization, you will explore both traditional and contemporary intervention and rehabilitation approaches for offenders as well as their victims. By examining the factors that contribute to criminal behavior, you can identify the key challenges facing the criminal justice system today—and what you as a human services professional can do to help address these problems. This specialization can prepare you to lead programs within prisons, probation, and parole programs. Other career opportunities include policy and planning in the Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice, or halfway and rehabilitation programs. Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

MS in Human and Social Services - Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Whether it’s an act of nature or an act of terror, effective crisis management leaders are needed to curtail the effects of the disaster and implement relief efforts. This specialization focuses on theories and strategies to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities in crisis. You will explore common reactions that communities share following a disaster and the psychological and behavioral disorders individuals can develop as a result. [+]

Whether it’s an act of nature or an act of terror, effective crisis management leaders are needed to curtail the effects of the disaster and implement relief efforts. This specialization focuses on theories and strategies to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities in crisis. You will explore common reactions that communities share following a disaster and the psychological and behavioral disorders individuals can develop as a result. Coursework will allow you to gain an understanding of how different counseling practices are used to help individuals overcome the disorders. You will examine how to analyze a crisis at both a local and regional level and apply your knowledge to design a crisis plan to prepare for future emergencies. Demand for professionals trained in this relatively new discipline is anticipated to be high, as evidenced by the number of job openings in crisis management and emergency planning. Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

MS in Human and Social Services - Family Studies and Interventions

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

In diverse populations, human services professionals must be in tune with the special needs of underrepresented or marginalized groups such as low-income, single-parent, gay and lesbian families, bisexual, and transgender. [+]

In diverse populations, human services professionals must be in tune with the special needs of underrepresented or marginalized groups such as low-income, single-parent, gay and lesbian families, bisexual, and transgender. In this MS in Human and Social Services specialization, you will explore a broad spectrum of theoretical and clinical approaches to intervention. At the completion of your studies, you will be able to recognize special treatment considerations and develop multimodal therapeutic approaches. With this specialization, you can pursue careers such as community worker in family agencies, special needs assessment, and food and housing workers. Graduates are particularly skilled at developing multimodal therapeutic approaches and recognizing special treatment considerations within a diverse client delivery system. Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

MS in Human and Social Services - Global Social Services

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Human service professionals work with multi-cultural populations, immigrants, refugees, and transient communities in the U.S. and all over the world. In this specialization, you will develop a global consciousness and cultural awareness to serve a variety of international groups. [+]

Human service professionals work with multi-cultural populations, immigrants, refugees, and transient communities in the U.S. and all over the world. In this specialization, you will develop a global consciousness and cultural awareness to serve a variety of international groups. Courses explore cultural differences and strategies for working effectively across a variety of cultural contexts. With this specialization, you will be prepared for a variety of career opportunities in the U.S. or around the world. For example, you could work in U.S. agencies that serve immigrants and refugees, or you could work internationally in U.S.- sponsored social services or international specialty agencies abroad. Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

MS in Human and Social Services - Human Services Nonprofit Administration

Online Full time September 2016 USA USA Online

Human service professionals work with multi-cultural populations, immigrants, refugees, and transient communities in the U.S. and all over the world. In this specialization, you will develop a global consciousness and cultural awareness to serve a variety of international groups. [+]

Human service professionals work with multi-cultural populations, immigrants, refugees, and transient communities in the U.S. and all over the world. In this specialization, you will develop a global consciousness and cultural awareness to serve a variety of international groups. Courses explore cultural differences and strategies for working effectively across a variety of cultural contexts. With this specialization, you will be prepared for a variety of career opportunities in the U.S. or around the world. For example, you could work in U.S. agencies that serve immigrants and refugees, or you could work internationally in U.S.- sponsored social services or international specialty agencies abroad. Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

MS in Human and Social Services - Mental Health Facilitation

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Acknowledged as a legitimate health concern, mental health plays a significant role in communities. There is a need for professionals to connect those in need of services to the appropriate resources. [+]

Acknowledged as a legitimate health concern, mental health plays a significant role in communities. There is a need for professionals to connect those in need of services to the appropriate resources. In the Mental Health Facilitation specialization, you will develop the skills to help individuals navigate community mental health services. The program explores the role of mental health facilitation in health behavioral changes and provides a solid understanding of the assessment and referral system for mental health intervention and support. As a graduate, you will be prepared for non-therapeutic counseling roles as community mental health clinic coordinator, field service provider, and resource personnel, both in military and civilian agencies. Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

MS in Human and Social Services - Military Families and Culture

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

From combat-related injuries to addiction, members of the armed forces may face a multitude of challenges both on the front lines and when they return home. In this specialization, you’ll deepen your understanding of military culture; explore topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and vicarious trauma; and examine how frequent relocations, parent-child separation, and extensive deployments impact military families. [+]

From combat-related injuries to addiction, members of the armed forces may face a multitude of challenges both on the front lines and when they return home. In this specialization, you’ll deepen your understanding of military culture; explore topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and vicarious trauma; and examine how frequent relocations, parent-child separation, and extensive deployments impact military families. You can also gain skills and strategies for helping active and former military personnel and their spouses and children cope effectively with hardships and improve their quality of life. This specialization can prepare you for careers such as social and community worker for Veteran Affairs or community veteran services, human services program leaders, and non-therapeutic counselors. Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

MS in Human and Social Services - Social Policy and Analysis and Planning

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Creating sustainable social change means knowing how to work effectively with legislators, lobbyists, and other stakeholders in a challenging public and political arena. [+]

Creating sustainable social change means knowing how to work effectively with legislators, lobbyists, and other stakeholders in a challenging public and political arena. In the Social Policy and Analysis and Planning specialization, you will learn the strategies used to shape and implement public policy today. From healthcare to hate crimes to the environment, you will study how you can impact the legislation that governs society. With this specialization, you may pursue career options such as policy advisor to municipal and state governments; policy analyst for not-for-profit, NGO, and government organizations; or consultant to NGOs on policy implementation and social services delivery at local levels. Note on Licensure: The MS in Human and Social Services program, including its specializations, is not designed to lead to professional licensure including licensure as a professional therapist, counselor, social worker, or psychologist. [-]

MS in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Acquire the strategic, organizational, managerial, and analytical skills that motivate and drive today’s workplace. [+]

Acquire the strategic, organizational, managerial, and analytical skills that motivate and drive today’s workplace. Whether you are just starting out or looking to advance to a higher executive role, Walden University’s MS in Human Resource Management gives you the practical knowledge that can help you become a more effective HR professional. Developed by experts in the field, this program is fully aligned with the recommended curriculum of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and offers a General Program and three career-focused specializations to complement your professional goals. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Functional Human Resource Management Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management Organizational Strategy The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) acknowledges that Walden’s MS in Human Resource Management program fully aligns with the SHRM’s 2014 edition of HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates, which helps define HR education standards and helps business schools develop degree programs that follow these standards. [-]

MS in Leadership

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Auburn

Learn strategies to become a more effective leader who can generate trust, empower others, and positively impact the future of your organization. [+]

Learn strategies to become a more effective leader who can generate trust, empower others, and positively impact the future of your organization. Walden University’s MS in Leadership program offers a comprehensive approach to leadership that prepares you to meet the evolving challenges in the dynamic world of business and to cultivate your personal leadership philosophy. Through real-world lessons, you can strengthen your decision-making capabilities as an ethical leader in a global environment. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Human Resource Leadership Leader Development Self-Designed [-]

MS in Management

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Advance your career in the business, nonprofit, or public sector by further developing your managerial skills through Walden University’s M.S. in Management program. This program prepares you to reach [+]

M.S. in Management

Advance your career in the business, nonprofit, or public sector by further developing your managerial skills through Walden University’s M.S. in Management program. This program prepares you to reach your professional goals through real-world knowledge that can help you successfully manage projects and effectively lead teams. Learn to integrate and align organizational processes and systems as well as to motivate employees to meet and exceed the challenges and goals relevant to today’s dynamic work environments. Whether you work in the private, government, or nonprofit sector, this program can help you gain the skills you need to motivate your employees and tackle pressing organizational challenges.... [-]


MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Online Full time Part time USA

M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Walden University’s M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling prepares you to work with families to resolve [+]

MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

 

M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family CounselingWalden University’s M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling prepares you to work with families to resolve marriage and family conflicts related to divorce, mediation, child-rearing and school issues, and family violence. Research addresses a range of issues, including the impact of crises, disasters, and other traumatic events. Learn strategies for helping families cope with conflicts that are referred to the criminal justice system. 

 

 

Specializations (in addition to the General Program)

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MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Walden University’s CACREP-accredited MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program can provide you with the knowledge and skills to [+]

Walden University’s CACREP-accredited MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program can provide you with the knowledge and skills to diagnose mental and emotional disorders and help resolve marriage and family conflicts related to divorce, mediation, child-rearing, school issues, and family violence. You will learn to address a range of issues, including the impact of crises, disasters, and other traumatic events. Through face-to-face residencies, you will network with expert faculty members and other doctoral students while you hone your research, writing, and critical thinking skills. Specializations (in addition to the General Program)         Addiction Counseling          Career Counseling          Forensic Counseling          Military Families and Culture          Trauma and Crisis Counseling Walden University’s MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states. The MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure. [-]

MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Explore strategies to successfully manage a nonprofit organization in Walden University’s MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program. [+]

Explore strategies to successfully manage a nonprofit organization in Walden University’s MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership program. From fundraising to volunteer recruitment, this program addresses the needs and concerns of contemporary nonprofits. Broaden your knowledge of nonprofit organizations through international themes and concepts incorporated throughout your coursework and explore the management skills—including budgeting—that nonprofits rely on to carry out their missions. Discover how you can promote positive social change with this online master’s degree. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Global Leadership International Nongovernmental Organizations Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities Self-Designed [-]

MS in Project Management

Online Full time Part time USA

Are you prepared to meet the complex logistical and technical requirements that many of today’s projects demand? Walden University’s M.S. in Project Management program enables you to gain [+]

M.S. in Project Management

Are you prepared to meet the complex logistical and technical requirements that many of today’s projects demand? Walden University’s M.S. in Project Management program enables you to gain the analytical, theoretical, and practical skills to constructively manage projects across multiple domains and industries. Explore traditional and more recent management strategies and learn how to manage risks and effectively apply what you learn to project management tasks within your organization.

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MS in Psychology - Child and Adolescent Development

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Walden University’s MS in Psychology program allows you to examine the social, cultural, and cognitive aspects of human behavior and provides you with a fundamental understanding of psychology principles. [+]

Walden University’s MS in Psychology program allows you to examine the social, cultural, and cognitive aspects of human behavior and provides you with a fundamental understanding of psychology principles. This program offers a range of specializations to choose from, depending on your individual interests and goals. Gain a stronger understanding of multicultural perspectives of psychology as you explore research that can be applied to a wide range of settings. Specializations Applied Psychology Child and Adolescent Development Crisis Management and Response Educational Psychology General Psychology Health Psychology Leadership Development and Coaching Organizational Development Psychology of Culture Psychology, Public Administration, and Social Change Social Psychology Terrorism and Security Note on Licensure The MS in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional. [-]

MS in School Counseling - Career Counseling

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Prepare to become a licensed or certified school counselor with Walden University’s MS in School Counseling program. [+]

Would you like to help preK–12 students achieve success in school and in life? Prepare to become a licensed or certified school counselor with Walden University’s MS in School Counseling program. Through a high-quality curriculum delivered online, real-world learning opportunities, and Walden’s exclusive Virtual School simulation, this program prepares you with the skills to build a rewarding career in a growing field. Specializations (in addition to the General Program)         Addiction Counseling         Career Counseling          Crisis and Trauma          Military Families and Culture The MS in School Counseling program is offered by Walden University, an institution accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which is a requirement to practice as a school counselor in some states. The MS in School Counseling program is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) which may also be a requirement to practice as a school counselor in some states. The MS in School Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to apply for licensure or certification to practice as school counselors. However, each state board responsible for regulating the practice of school counseling has its own academic, licensure, and certification requirements and issues its own credential for an individual to practice as a school counselor in that state. Walden enrollment advisors can provide general information relating to the state-by-state requirements for school counseling licensure or certification; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to licensing or certification for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of its coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain certification or to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. [-]

MA

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) - Special Education (K–Age 21)

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA USA Online

Turn your passion for learning into a fulfilling career as a first-time teacher by enrolling in Walden’s Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). Choose from three specializations [+]

Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching

 

Program not offered internationally

 

Specialization: Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 3)

Turn your passion for learning into a fulfilling career as a first-time teacher by enrolling in Walden’s Teacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). Choose from three specializations focusing on special education or early childhood education. Designed for the independent learner, this program combines virtual and school-based field experience to prepare you to make a positive impact in your classroom, school, and community.

Specializations

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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) (Teacher Preparation)

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Minneapolis

Turn your passion for learning into a fulfilling career as a first-time teacher by enrolling in Walden’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. [+]

Turn your passion for learning into a fulfilling career as a first-time teacher by enrolling in Walden’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Designed for the independent learner, this program combines virtual and school-based field experience to prepare you to make a positive impact in your classroom, school, and community. Specialization Special Education (K–Age 21) Note to all Pennsylvania residents: Walden University’s teacher preparation program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Teaching as leading to licensure. Because this program is not reviewed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, candidates are instructed to apply for Pennsylvania certification as out-of-state graduates of a teacher preparation program. [-]

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