Take your career to the next level and help improve the lives of children and adolescents with Southern New Hampshire University's online Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development Psychology. Deepen your understanding in such critical areas as research methods, cognitive psychology, social psychology, personality, learning theory and ethical practice, while focusing on the real-world application of psychological research. With the master's in child psychology online program, you'll extend your child development expertise and learn how to best apply your skills in a variety of professions working with children and adolescents.
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In the master's in child psychology online program, you'll develop assessment, intervention and consultation strategies that address the unique individual, cultural, and psychological needs of children and families. After taking the eight-course MS in Psychology core, you'll learn to apply psychological theories and methods in the assessment, intervention and prevention of psychological, emotional, psychophysiological and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master’s in psychology at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
The online master’s in Psychology degree program requires individuals to have earned a BA/BS in Psychology or a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and have completed undergraduate coursework in the following three areas:
For those who do not meet the minimum requirements, the following courses may be required:
This program does not prepare you for state licensure.
While the master's in child psychology online program does not lead to any form of licensure, the program is well aligned with industry standards and expectations and can prepare you for a career in a wide range of settings, as well as to pursue doctoral studies. Graduates of the MS in Psychology with a Child & Adolescent Development Psychology concentration possess knowledge and skills in research, analysis, assessment, human behavior and working effectively with others, a value in a number of occupations.
With the child and adolescent development psychology concentration, you'll learn to apply psychology research and theories to real-world contexts. Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and real-world, hands-on experience.
In this course, students will learn methods commonly used in psychological research. As part of these methods, students learn how to gather and analyze data across a variety of settings. These newly acquired skills and techniques will be reinforced by application to a contemporary issue in psychology.
In this course, students will develop a deeper understanding of the research process and data analysis by applying skills learned in Research Methods in Psychology I and building on them with new skills and techniques including advanced research design and use/interpretation of higher-level statistical tests (ANOVA, regression, etc.). These newly acquired skills and techniques will be reinforced by application to a contemporary issue in psychology.
The focus of this course is on contemporary social psychology issues and research related to people's interactions with the environment, technology, and society, as well as classic studies and theories in the field-including those related to conformity, obedience, identity, and attitudes that remain relevant. Students will evaluate the perspectives, relevancy, and usefulness of social psychology to real world issues and problems.
Students will investigate topics in cognitive psychology, including memory, language, attention, learning, and decision-making. Students will evaluate the perspectives, relevancy, and usefulness of cognitive psychology to real world issues and problems.
Learn and apply psychometric techniques commonly used in psychology. Explore measurement techniques and strategies used in the development and administration of psychological tests and assessments. Analyze and assess test and assessment results. Examine the ethical issues related to test and assessment administration and interpretation.
This course will emphasize contemporary theories, research, and approaches in personality psychology, connecting these to classic theorists such as Freud as well as other historical traditions and perspectives. The past and present impact of these theories within the ever-changing field of psychology will be explored, as well as the impact they have on culturally diverse clients and special populations.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles of ethical practice within the field of psychology. Topics include experimentation, confidentiality, respect, resolving ethical dilemmas, professional standards of conduct, and the psychology of ethical behavior.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the M.S. in Psychology program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
Research and theoretical perspectives are used to help students understand contemporary topics central to childhood and adolescent development, including cognition, biology, social factors, and emotions. Students will evaluate the perspectives, relevancy, and usefulness of developmental psychology to real world issues and problems.
This course covers the neuropsychological approach in examining the connection between the brain and cognitive processes, as well as dysfunctions, from birth to adolescence. It will explore the techniques used to study the brain and behavior as well as contemporary research and issues in the field.
This course introduces students to the major intervention strategies in child and adolescent development. Contemporary strategies will be covered, and traditional approaches and strategies of the field will be examined as needed. Students will also practice applications of the strategies to real-world scenarios.
This course is a culmination of the student's work in child and adolescent psychology. It will bring together the skills and knowledge learned in the previous courses and requires that students demonstrate their proficiency in the areas of developmental psychology, cognitive neuropsychology, and intervention strategies.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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