MS in Psychology: Child & Adolescent
Development - Careers

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Rewarding Careers Helping Children and Families

The skills and knowledge you gain while earning your child psychology degree can be applied in a number of careers and industries.

A greater recognition of the relevancy and usefulness of psychology across a variety of professional contexts of psychology is emerging. Employers are seeking out individuals with a psychology background to tackle issues in education, the workplace, safety and security, decision making, risk assessment, rehabilitation and prevention. Note that this degree does not lead to licensure, which requires completion of a doctorate.

The knowledge and skills in research, analysis, assessment, human behavior and working effectively with others that MS in Psychology: Child and Adolescent Development Psychology concentration graduates possess make them valuable in a number of careers in child psychology, including:

  • Youth counselor
  • Behavior development specialist
  • School social worker
  • Day care administrator
  • Youth advocate
  • Parent educator
  • Drug and alcohol counselor
  • Family crisis case manager
  • Behavioral therapist
  • Child development center program manager
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