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.
A goalkeeper has 0.08 of a second to make a decision on how to stop a penalty kick, Dr. Michael Hendery, SNHU’s psychology chairman, told former MLS player Calen Carr. Years of training plus split-second information processing can help pull out a win.
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.
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.
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.