Focus Your Degree on Child and
Learn how to apply psychology research methods, findings and theories in real-world contexts with SNHU's 12-course, 36-credit online child and adolescent development psychology curriculum. The MS in Psychology: Child and Adolescent Development Psychology concentration maps to standards and competencies defined by American Board of Professional Psychology – Child & Adolescent Psychology Core Competencies:
- Science Base and Application
- Interpersonal Interactions
- Individual and Cultural Diversity
- Ethical and Legal Foundations
- Professional Identification
Child Psychology Learning Outcomes
Students taking child psychology courses as part of the MS in Psychology: Child and Adolescent Development Psychology concentration will develop subject matter expertise, empathy, reflectivity, communication, collaboration and an appreciation for alternative perspectives as a fundamental part of the course work.
Child and Adolescent Psychology Outcomes:
- Develop assessment, intervention and consultation strategies that address the unique individual, cultural and psychological needs of children and families.
- Apply psychological theories and methods in the assessment, intervention and prevention of psychological, emotional, psychophysiological and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.
Courses in SNHU’s online psychology degree programs enable graduates to:
- Advocate for and extend psychology's role and responsibility in promoting agency and the psychological wellbeing of individuals, communities and organizations.
- Adapt to shifting demands and ill-structured problems by critically evaluating the relevance, priority, and appropriateness of various information and potential courses of action.
- Design, conduct and evaluate research through the lens of its potential to advance knowledge in psychology as well as the psychological wellbeing of individuals, communities and organizations.
- Integrate psychological theories, methods and research to generate new knowledge and promote agency and the psychological wellbeing of individuals, communities and organizations.
- Incorporate empathy, reflectivity and an appreciation for collaboration and diversity of perspectives into efforts to promote agency and the psychological wellbeing of individuals, communities, and organizations.
- Protect the integrity and professional responsibility of psychology through the demonstration of ethical comportment in all aspects of the profession.
The MS in Psychology: Child and Adolescent Development Psychology concentration is not a licensure program and does not prepare students to become licensed psychology professionals. Courses prepare students effectively for doctoral-level course work should they decide to pursue a licensure path.
MS in Psychology: Child and Adolescent Development Psychology Concentration Required Courses
PSY 510 Research Methods in Psychology I
PSY 530 Advanced Social Psychology
PSY 520 Research Methods in Psychology II
PSY 540 Advanced Cognitive Psychology
PSY 560 Theories of Personality
PSY 550 Measurement and Assessment
PSY 570 Ethical Practice in Psychology
PSY 632 Advanced Developmental Psychology
PSY 634 Cognitive Neuropsychology
PSY 636 Intervention Strategies
PSY 638 Seminar in Child & Adolescent Psychology
PSY 790 Capstone in Psychology