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M.S. in Psychology - Program Evaluation and Research

Offered By: Walden University

The need for greater accountability and ongoing program evaluation has become increasingly important with the growing public scrutiny of many organizations. For this reason it is the perfect time to pursue a psychology degree in Program Evaluation and Research. Through this specialization you will gain the knowledge and skills to complete evaluations of a vast array of programs, including research projects, community-based projects, and assignments in various work settings. Upon completion of this program, you will have the skills for a career as a research assistant, data analyst, program evaluator, or project manager.

Objectives for this program include:

  • Applying psychological knowledge and research to real-world situations, such as in educational, organizational, and mental health settings
  • Demonstrating critical thinking through analysis and evaluation of psychological theories and research
  • Conducting basic or applied research and program evaluation
  • Employing multicultural and global perspectives in understanding psychological theory, research, and practice
  • Conceptualizing a program evaluation plan that includes design, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination aspects
  • Understanding and applying principles of different research methodologies to the conceptualization, analysis, and evaluation of psychological research

Walden's M.S. in Psychology degrees prepare you to successfully pursue exciting new opportunities in a variety of areas including community agencies, healthcare settings, and educational or social services systems. While offering a large range of specializations, each individual program provides a solid education in the development and application of psychological theories and basic scientific methods. These skills will allow you to develop current skills, seek job advancement or being doctoral-level studies.