Walden University

M.S. in Developmental Psychology - Child and Adolescent Development


100 Washington Avenue South Ste. 900

Minneapolis, MN 55401

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Developmental Psychology - Child and Adolescent Development

Format: Online

Program Description:

Geared toward the unique needs of the working professional, Walden University’s online MS in Developmental Psychology program follows a scholar-practitioner model that encourages you to integrate scholarly research with your practical expertise. You will address relevant, contemporary societal issues and learn how to interpret research and apply your knowledge to address the needs of diverse populations—and promote lasting change in the lives of children, teens, and adults. Taught by respected researchers and experts in the field, this program can prepare you to advance your career in hospitals, advocacy organizations, research institutions, or nonprofits.

In the Walden MS in Developmental Psychology program, you can:

  • Study current topics, such as the effects of digital technology on human development, and explore the needs of specific populations, such as the LGBTQ community, to make a lasting difference for people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Gain a global perspective from a diverse community of faculty and students as you examine international issues such as mass migration and refugee crises.
  • Accelerate your progress toward a doctorate by applying credits to Walden’s PhD in Developmental Psychology program, preparing you for a career in teaching, research, or consulting.

Choose from seven specializations to tailor your program of study:

  • General Program
  • Administration
  • Adult Development  and Gerontology
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • International Perspective in Developmental Psychology
  • Health and Human Development
  • Self-Designed

Note on Licensure
The MS in Developmental Psychology degree is not designed to prepare students to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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