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MS in Developmental Psychology

Acquire and apply knowledge of human growth and development.

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

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Transfer Credits: Up to 24 credits

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Prepare yourself as a leader and administrator in the field of human development.
Focus on developmental aspects of adult life, which includes aging, work, sexuality, and geriatric psychology.
Focus on practical approaches to real-world challenges facing children and adolescents, such as bullying and obesity.
Apply the latest psychological research and theory in developmental psychology to real-world situations within healthcare and human and social services settings.
Learn how cultures impact human development, international perspectives on human development, and how current global crises impact development, including the physical and mental health of global populations.
Design a program that most closely matches your personal and professional goals.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program 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

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.

A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this 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 costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

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Why earn your MS in Developmental Psychology at Walden?

Why earn your MS in Developmental Psychology at Walden?

Ginger Jenkins

“I had to make sure the college I chose was accredited and user-friendly with a challenging curriculum."

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

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.