Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology

CHILDREN ARE YOUR FUTURE

The field of child and adolescent development is incredibly diverse and can offer many career directions—whether it’s working with the helping professions, industry, government, for-profit or nonprofit organizations. The Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology program helps prepare you for a career with, or advocating for, children, adolescents, and their families.



Throughout your studies, you will have an opportunity to take an in-depth look at developmental stages and explore how the impacts of family, school, peers, society, and culture intertwine and affect the development of children and adolescents. The MS in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology program seeks to expose students to a deep understanding of physical, cognitive, gender, and socioemotional development that is acquired through critical analysis of research, as well as the theories of development that have arisen from this research. Students will also learn about child and adolescent psychopathology and get an in-depth understanding of ADHD as well as Autism spectrum disorders. At the culmination of this MS program, you have the option of completing an internship of 100 hours working in the field. This gives you the opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of professional competencies, and apply what you have learned in your studies to develop real world applicable skills.

MS in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology: Program at a Glance

Total Credit Hours: 30 Credit Hours
Courses: 10 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 20 Months
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size: One

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Note on Licensure: NCU’s psychology programs are not licensure programs, and do not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional. Students in the MS in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology program may choose a non-clinical internship. At this time, internships in North Carolina for the Master of Science degrees in Psychology are not permitted.