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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  May 22, 2022
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Applied Developmental Psychology, MS

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The Master of Science degree requires 36 credits distributed as follows: Applied Developmental Psychology (ADP) Core courses (18 credits), Specialization courses (12 credits), and Community-Based Practice Learning (with capstone project) courses (6 credits).

Specialization Courses

(Other courses may be chosen based on specialization with advisor approval)

Choose 12.0 credits from the following courses:

In the second year of the program, students complete in-depth study and training in courses aligned with their chosen concentration/specialization area, as well as complete a community-based practice learning experience that consists of a field placement and development of the Master’s capstone project. ADP Master of Science students presently may select from five concentrations, Applied Research Methods for Child and Youth Serving Organizations (ARMO), Behavioral Health in Schools and Communities (BHSC), Children with Special Healthcare needs with Child Life Option (CSHCN), Child Youth Development (CYD), and Infant Mental Health (IMH), or, they may design their own course of study with advisor approval. See typical course offering by concentration below. ADP MS options include completion of the Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate, Study Abroad, and taking additional elective courses.

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