Online applied child & adolescent development MA
Learn how to draw on developmental science to address the needs of children and adolescents in advocacy, community, and health care settings. Acquire the field experience and strategies you need to put theory into practice when and where it benefits children and adolescents most.
In this program, you’ll take core courses in advanced developmental psychology, cognitive and biological development, social and emotional development, research methods, and ethics. Then, you’ll complete coursework in one of three specializations: infant and early childhood mental health, child life, or individualized studies.
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Find what drives you – join us!
- Be a part of a community devoted to understanding and supporting how children learn and grow.
- Study with award-winning faculty from the #1 developmental psychology program in the nation (Ranked in 2022 by U.S. News and World Report).
- Earn your degree online: learn from where you are, when it’s convenient for you.
Choose your specialization
In our program, you'll build a strong foundation in child and adolescent development and choose a specialization from one of our three track options. Click on a track below to learn more about coursework and career opportunities.