In Walden’s online MS in Developmental Psychology program, you will apply theory, research, and practices in the field of developmental psychology to real-world settings.

In this program you will study relevant and current topics, including:

  • The impact of digital technology on human development.
  • The needs of populations such as LGBTQ and refugees
  • How to make a lasting difference for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 36 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 24 credits

In this master’s program in the area of developmental psychology, you can choose from a range of specializations to help you focus your studies on your interests and career goals. Choose from the General Program or from these specializations:

  • Administration and Leadership
  • Adult Development and Gerontology
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • International Perspectives in Developmental Psychology
  • Health and Human Development
  • Self-Designed

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply principles of developmental psychology in areas of cognitive, language, social, and emotional functioning across the human development lifespan.
  • Apply principles of developmental psychology theory and research to real-world educational, social, health, and other settings.
  • Describe developmental psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective.

More about our MS in Developmental Psychology program

  • Career Options

    With a master’s in developmental psychology, you may work in a variety of settings, such as:

    • Community or family service organizations
    • Crisis intervention programs
    • Educational settings, including early childhood education centers and child care services
    • Individual, family, and child services organizations
    • Mental health facilities
    • Public and private hospitals
    • Rehabilitation centers
    • Research, healthcare, or special education coordination and support organizations
    • Senior centers or nursing and residential care facilities

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into the MS in Developmental Psychology program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the MS in Developmental Psychology program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your MS in Developmental Psychology at Walden?

  • Relevant Curriculum

    Apply the latest research to timely topics in today's society.

  • Career-focused Specializations

    Focus your studies on the areas that interest you most.

  • Exceptional Student Support

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

Note on Licensure
The MS in Developmental Psychology program is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.



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Ginger Jenkins | MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate, PhD in Psychology Student